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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  • Michael Dunlap

    The Pistons need to completely change the culture and makeup of the team. Not to put Stuckey down, but he was part of that horrid team and he should be cleared out. Would like to see what he could do on a team that runs a more efficient offense.

    • Adam McGee

      Couldn’t agree more, Michael. Time for both parties to move on and see what they can do.