HoopsHype Rodney Stuckey rumors

July 22, 2014 Updates

He made it official by signing a one-year deal Monday morning for $1,227,985, the veteran’s minimum (for a player with seven years of experience). What Stuckey brings is a fresh mindset as he looks to jumpstart his career. “I’ve been in Detroit for sevens years, a lot of ups and downs, a lot of different situations, a lot of different coaches – six in seven years,” he said. “But you live and learn, you grow from every situation. I just want to thank Detroit for giving me that opportunity to make my NBA dreams come true by drafting me. It’s a fresh start, and I’m excited for it.” Vigilant Sports

He is spending much of his offseason back home in Covington, Washington. He acquired the keys to his high school gym, Kentwood, and has been going through two workouts a day. He’s eager to talk with his new teammates for the first time and get to work. “I know I’m not going to have a problem fitting in with these guys,” said Stuckey. “I’m very humble, I’m laid back, I’m very respectful, and I think we’re all going to get along with each other very well. “I got to come in and everyone’s respect first and foremost, and just fit in. I’m not trying to come in and try to doing nothing out of the ordinary. I’m just trying to come in, be level-headed, learn from these guys, just play hard with them and compete with them.” Vigilant Sports

July 21, 2014 Updates

The Indiana Pacers announced Monday they have signed free agent Rodney Stuckey. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not released. “Rodney is a very talented player who can create and score in a variety of ways,” said Pacers President of Basketball Operations Larry Bird. “We’re very happy to get a player with his experience and who has made it very clear of his desire to win." NBA.com

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Eric Pincus: The Pistons renounced Chauncey Billups, Rodney Stuckey and Charlie Villanueva - waived Josh Harrellson and Peyton Siva Twitter @EricPincus

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Sam Amick: Programming note for free agency in July: Pistons guard Rodney Stuckey is now with agent Paolo Zamorano. Left CAA/Leon Rose a while back. Twitter @sam_amick

February 16, 2014 Updates

The trade deadline is 3 p.m. Thursday, less than 24 hours after the Charlotte back-to-back. The Pistons have several potential trade pieces with Rodney Stuckey and Charlie Villanueva approaching unrestricted free agency, and Greg Monroe restricted free agency this summer. They have rebuffed Monroe talks and need Stuckey for the stretch. Villanueva could have value if the Pistons are willing to take on a longer-term contract. It's more likely that the Pistons don't make a major deal and Loyer said he made it clear that the postseason objective remains unchanged during his first meeting with the team after replacing Cheeks last weekend. Booth Newspapers

February 9, 2014 Updates

Josh Smith understands Erik Spoelstra’s position. The Heat coach was sticking up for LeBron James when he complained about Smith and Rodney Stuckey grabbing James before he went airborne in Miami’s 102-96 victory over the Pistons on Monday night. But there was nothing dirty about those plays, according to Smith. “Players of his caliber are very strong and athletic, and if you were just to give him a little brush on the arm, he can have the possibility of a three-point play,” Smith said this week. “I’m not known as a dirty player and neither is Rodney Stuckey. “He’s just protecting his player, but there was really no hard foul given.” Detroit Free Press

February 3, 2014 Updates

Even with the personal turnaround, one might assume that Stuckey, who was drafted 15th overall by the Pistons out of Eastern Washington seven years ago, would be eager to continue his NBA experience elsewhere. But the answer to that question, he made clear, will have to wait. The postseason remains the priority. "Detroit is always an option," he said of free agency. "It's going to be a tough situation, the first time I'm going to be able to go out and test the market and see what else is there and what not. It's going to be all new to me. I'm excited for the opportunity, but right now I'm not trying to focus on that. I'm just trying to live in the moment right now and worry about making the playoffs first and foremost." USA Today Sports

If only these Pistons could make the most of all the moves they made last summer. By signing forward Josh Smith and bringing in point guard Brandon Jennings via sign-and-trade, Pistons President Joe Dumars appeared to relieve some of the pressure that surrounds him by adding two proven and productive players. But the Pistons — who entered this season with owner Tom Gores making publicly known that he fully expects a playoff berth — were 19-27 entering Monday's game at the Miami Heat and in danger of missing the postseason for the fifth consecutive time. And as has been the case so often in these past few years, Stuckey said it's a matter of the latest pieces failing to come together. "It seems like every year there's new players who you're trying to get accustomed to," Stuckey told USA TODAY Sports by phone recently. "It's just trying to figure each other out and all being on the same page. I really don't think right now ..." USA Today Sports

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