Suns forward P.J. Tucker has surgery on lower back

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Phoenix Suns forward P.J. Tucker had surgery on his lower back Thursday and is expected to be out six to eight weeks.

Dr. Dennis Crandall performed the microdiscectomy procedure.

Tucker averaged 8.0 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.3 steals in 82 games last season.

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