HoopsHype Rodney Stuckey rumors


July 19, 2014 Updates
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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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Marcus Thompson: I'm told Warriors could have gotten Rodney Stuckey. He would have taken MLE from Warriors. But they chose Livingston Twitter @ThompsonScribe

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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

While Stuckey didn't care to reflect on the specifics of why the Pistons' 29-53 campaign was so challenging last season, he said he wasn't the only one yearning for change. "Sometimes people just don't see eye to eye with one another, and I'm not just talking about me," he said. "I'm talking for a lot of people from last year. I'm talking for my whole team. Sometimes people just don't see eye to eye with one another. I'll keep it at that. Last year was mentally tough for a lot of people, and when your mental game's not right then it throws everything else off. That's how it was. "I know our record is not what it should be (now), but we're definitely in a better place. Definitely in a better state of mind. And that's important. I feel happy, feel relieved. We've got a great group of guys. The coaches are good, so it's been good so far and now we've just got to try to come out and execute better, play better defense and hopefully we start winning more games." USA Today Sports

February 2, 2014 Updates

Despite persistent national media rumors that Greg Monroe is a potential trade piece because of his restricted free agency this summer, the Pistons have shown no interest in trading him. They also have Charlie Villanueva and Rodney Stuckey on expiring contracts, but their position all season has been that those players have value whether they're traded or simply relinquished to free up money this summer. They make more than $17 million combined. Gores said the trade deadline is not a central focus. Booth Newspapers

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