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.