Rodney Stuckey: Detroit Pistons Sixth Man of the Year

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Jan 24, 2014; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; New Orleans Pelicans small forward Darius Miller (2) guards Detroit Pistons shooting guard Rodney Stuckey (3) during the fourth quarter at The Palace of Auburn Hills. New Orleans won 103-101. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Since he was drafted by the Detroit Pistons in 2007, Rodney Stuckey‘s game has been all about pure offense. Initially drafted as a point guard, Stuckey has grown into more of a shooting guard, although he does still spend some time in the combo-guard role.

For the second straight year, Stuckey’s role has been to provide a scoring touch, and creative influence as the first man off the bench. Stuckey is a mediocre defender at best, but his versatile offensive game makes him ideally suited to this role.

A player capable of losses of focus and discipline, the move to shooting guard allowed him to be more of a scorer and less of a ball handler, while the move to the bench meant that his job was purely to make an impact.

With Stuckey in a contract year, he had a lot to play for this season, and once again proved that he has value in the NBA. Let’s take a look back at some of his biggest positives this season.

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