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October 11, 2013 Updates

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

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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

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David Aldridge: Pistons, per source, will not waive Rodney Stuckey, which would have saved $4.5M. Assuming no trade, he's on the books for 13-14 at $8.5M. Twitter @daldridgetnt

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Stuckey's lackluster play earned him a first-half benching by assistant coach Brian Hill, which extended Stuckey's streak to three games without a field goal. It has been nine days since Stuckey last made a basket from the field, when he scored six points on 3-for-7 shooting March 1 at New Orleans. "I probably wasn't being aggressive," Stuckey said softly about his benching. "We did a good job of picking up the slack in the second half. We came in with some good energy defensively. We came down there knocking down shots as well, so we almost had a chance to win the game." Detroit Free Press

February 11, 2013 Updates

If the Pistons can off-load Rodney Stuckey and his $8.5 million team option for next season or Charlie Villanueva and his $8.5 million team option for next season before the trade deadline they could add to that number significantly. League sources peg Stuckey as the easiest chip to move and there is a belief that Detroit is more than open to a deal involving one or both. HoopsWorld

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All appeared normal for the Pistons two nights after Frank deactivated Stuckey in the Pistons' victory at Orlando. It was confirmed minutes later when Frank told the media Stuckey would assume his spot in the playing rotation against the Bucks later that evening. Neither would disclose the reason for the disciplinary measure, but both admitted there was a difference of opinion. "Things happen every single day," Frank said. "So with it, you deal with it and you move on. "I'm one of those guys, I put it out there and we move on. There's no grudges; you just move from it." Detroit Free Press

Stuckey was in a joking mood with reporters, who noted his missing front tooth from a collision in December. He said he has a retainer and has to wait a little bit for a more permanent solution, saying he wasn't cool with the hockey-player look. But kidding aside, Stuckey said he was cool with Frank. They hashed out their issues during an optional workout Monday afternoon and all issues are apparently resolved. "We good," Stuckey said. "Me and (Frank) are fine. Sometimes you have disagreements with one another. He did what he had to do, and I respect that." Detroit Free Press

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