HoopsHype Rodney Stuckey rumors


February 3, 2014 Updates

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

January 21, 2014 Updates

And if the Pistons decide Stuckey isn't part of their future plans, they could deal him and receive something in return rather than letting him walk at the end of his seventh season in Detroit. But Stuckey says none of that is on his mind with the Feb. 20 trade deadline looming. "Nah, I don't think about that," Stuckey said Monday after scoring a season-high 29 points in a 112-103 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. "Whatever happens, happens. I'm here to play basketball. I'm a Detroit Piston right now. God is going to lead me in the right direction. "I have no control over that. My agent will take care of that. It's up to the organization, what they want to do and what they're looking at. I don't think about it at all. I just try to come out every night and compete and try to win." Booth Newspapers

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Langlois: If the Pistons clear Stuckey’s contract off their books, they’ll have somewhere around $10 million in cap space on July 1, Shadd. But Stuckey’s cap hold would more than eat up all of that cap space. It’s possible that the Pistons could get back under the cap by coming to terms with Stuckey for a figure less than his cap hold (approximately $13 million, or 150 percent of this year’s reported salary). But it’s unlikely Stuckey would be taking a pay cut from his current reported $8.5 million, so if they have any room under the cap after signing Stuckey (and factoring in Greg Monroe’s cap hold of about $10 million) it would be negligible. As for having the money for Monroe, the Pistons will be able to go over the cap to sign him provided they don’t renounce his rights – which they have no intention of doing. As a restricted free agent, Monroe can solicit offers from all teams; the Pistons would have 72 hours to match. I can’t imagine a scenario in which they would fail to do so. NBA.com

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Victor Oladipo is clearly the future in Orlando, and Nelson could be a viable option for a contender looking to solidify its point-guard play. Nelson is almost 32, but has only $2 million guaranteed in 2014-15 and thus is a good rental candidate. Side note: Another veteran who's been the subject of trade rumors is Pistons guard Rodney Stuckey. But a league source says the Pistons "are not trading [him]." So there you go. CBSSports.com

November 14, 2013 Updates
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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

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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
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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

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