HoopsHype Rodney Stuckey rumors

November 4, 2013 Updates

With the Oct. 31 deadline passing, Monroe will be a restricted free agent next off-season, so he is playing for his next contract. Not as much has been written about Rodney Stuckey and Charlie Villanueva, but they will be unrestricted free agents as well. Pistons coach Maurice Cheeks played coy when asked whether he talked to the players about focusing on the season and put money matters in the background. “Who’s on a contract year?” he asked. When his question was answered, he said: “See, I don’t even know. I’m just worried about getting the best out of them. Whether they’re on a contract year or four or five years, I don’t know. I just try and get the best out of them the best I can. I don’t focus in on that. I’m quite sure they do, but I don’t focus on that.” Detroit Free Press

November 1, 2013 Updates
October 31, 2013 Updates

Rodney Stuckey went through a full practice Thursday and Detroit Pistons head coach Maurice Cheeks did not rule out putting the veteran guard into the starting lineup. The Pistons play Friday at Memphis, where Stuckey will make his regular-season debut after missing three weeks with a broken right thumb. Booth Newspapers

October 30, 2013 Updates
October 29, 2013 Updates

The name most people talk about is big man Greg Monroe, but the more likely trade chips are the ending contracts of Rodney Stuckey ($8.5 million) and Charlie Villanueva ($8.5 million). Of the two, Stuckey clearly has more trade appeal and at the deadline Detroit will have paid the bulk of Stuckey’s deal. HoopsWorld

October 28, 2013 Updates

Rodney Stuckey hasn't practiced fully in nearly three weeks but Detroit Pistons coach Maurice Cheeks seemed to hint Sunday that the veteran guard still could work his way into the starting lineup. "I'd like to see him out on the practice floor first," Cheeks said when asked if he would hesitate to start Stuckey immediately after the player missed so much practice time. Stuckey was injured when he slammed a car door on his right thumb on Oct. 9. He had a screw surgically implanted to speed the healing two days later. Booth Newspapers

October 24, 2013 Updates

Rodney Stuckey is scheduled to have his broken thumb reevaluated this week, while Gigi Datome (hamstring) will not play tonight. Stuckey played one preseason game while Datome missed the entire preseason. Booth Newspapers

October 16, 2013 Updates

Stuckey made his first public comments since suffering the injury last Wednesday. He had surgery two days later to repair a fractured distal phalanx. He is scheduled for reevaluation late next week. "Once my two weeks is up, I go back and get an X-ray, then we go from there. Roughly three, four weeks we're looking," Stuckey said. "It's up to Arnie (Kander, Pistons' strength and conditioning coach), though, and the doctors. Whatever they say, I do." Booth Newspapers

October 14, 2013 Updates

Detroit Pistons coach Maurice Cheeks said today he is hopeful that guard Rodney Stuckey (broken right thumb) will recover in time for the Oct. 30 season opener against the Washington Wizards. Stuckey underwent surgery Friday. The plan is to remove his splint just before the opener. "I’m hoping," Cheeks said. "We’ll have to wait and see, but I’m hoping he will be ready." Detroit Free Press

October 11, 2013 Updates

Detroit Pistons guard Rodney Stuckey underwent what the team called a successful surgery today on his broken right thumb. Stuckey will wear a splint for two weeks and be reevaluated. Booth Newspapers

The Detroit Pistons announced today that guard Rodney Stuckey has suffered a fracture of the distal phalanx on his right thumb and will miss tonight’s game vs. Miami. The injury occurred on Wednesday afternoon as a result of the thumb becoming caught inside the door jamb of Stuckey’s vehicle while the door was closing. NBA.com

October 10, 2013 Updates

Detroit Pistons guard Rodney Stuckey will be sidelined for an undetermined amount of time because of a fractured right thumb, the club announced before Thursday's preseason game against Miami. Stuckey fractured the distal phalanx Wednesday afternoon, when his thumb accidentally got caught inside the door jamb of his vehicle as the door was closing. Booth Newspapers

Rodney Stuckey is a little camera shy nowadays. He continues to wear evidence of the pop to his mouth in December during a victory over the Washington Wizards. His right incisor is missing, and he said the process of looking good as new will take two years. “When I got hit in the mouth, I lost some bone in my gums,” the guard said. “There’s kind of like a dent in there, so they have to fill it in so everything is level.” Detroit Free Press

July 31, 2013 Updates
July 16, 2013 Updates

Being enamored with Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo isn’t anything new for the Pistons, but the two sides aren’t likely to embark on a trade any time soon. The Boston Globe reported the Pistons offered guard Brandon Knight and an expiring contract — either Rodney Stuckey or Charlie Villanueva, as cap relief — for Rondo, who’s recovering from an ACL tear. The Celtics would want Andre Drummond, who’s obviously not available and won’t be, and the Pistons want to see how the frontcourt of Drummond, Greg Monroe and Josh Smith play together before making any deals to drastically alter their foundation. Detroit News

July 12, 2013 Updates

Rodney Stuckey sat behind the Pistons bench Thursday at their summer-league game, an unexpected visitor to be certain. Hours earlier, he was pleasantly surprised by the news of Chauncey Billups’ return to the Pistons. The two exchanged text messages Thursday, and he also had an extended conversation with new coach Maurice Cheeks during the team’s morning shootaround. Former teammate and new assistant coach Rasheed Wallace was in on the talk. “(Cheeks) told me I’m one of the vets on this team, so it’s my time to lead,” Stuckey said after the Pistons’ 78-77 Summer League win over the Heat. “To get the guys involved and bring them along as well.” Detroit News

July 3, 2013 Updates
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