HoopsHype Rodney Stuckey rumors

February 2, 2013 Updates
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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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Pistons guard Rodney Stuckey never has been the outspoken type. The sixth-year guard could almost be termed reclusive; he prefers to stay out of the spotlight. But in recent time, he's taken steps to come out of his shell, to tell his seldom-heard personal story — and to help Detroit youngsters. Stuckey made a $10,000 donation to Blackwell Institute, a school on Detroit's deep east side, and spoke to the students Thursday about the importance of education. Detroit News

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Rodney Stuckey: “Our goal next year is to get back to the playoffs. That's our goal. We know what we have to do. We'll see who we get in the draft, see what changes we make, hopefully we get Kyle Singler back next year, and hopefully we'll get there.” Booth Newspapers

June 18, 2012 Updates

In the other video, Stuckey talked with Rick Mahorn, now part of the team's broadcast crew, about being a father and his post-NBA plans. Stuckey said his daughter, Lexi, enjoyed coming to the games, which was no surprise. Then the discussion turned to what Stuckey, 26, would do after his playing career. "I love working with kids, so hopefully doing something that's in that field," he said. "Or being an assistant coach or something. I don't want to be a head coach, but I can be an assistant coach. Maybe for a college team or something like that. I think that would be fun." Detroit Free Press

May 20, 2012 Updates

Pistons guard Rodney Stuckey told Pistons.com he plans to be around the team's practice facility quite a bit this summer. Aside from a July trip to Sweden with Jonas Jerebko as his tour guide and a Memorial Day visit home to Seattle, Stuckey plans to be in Auburn Hills working on his game. Detroit Free Press

"Later in the summer, I'm going to try to get the guys back out to work out here for at least a month," Stuckey told Pistons.com. "We'll have our draft picks here as well, hopefully. Just try to change the atmosphere around in here. The chemistry is there, but just getting in work together will be good for us." Detroit Free Press

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Jeff Zillgitt: Pistons took calls (Tayshaun Prince, Rodney Stuckey, Austin Daye) & made calls but person w/knowledge says deal unlikely at trade deadline. Twitter

January 20, 2012 Updates

Pistons president Joe Dumars said he brought back Tayshaun Prince and Rodney Stuckey because they are important parts of the Pistons' rebuilding process. "Those are assets. Rebuilding is not about letting assets walk," Dumars said Wednesday night on 971 The Ticket. "Stuckey is 24 or 25 (he's 25). He's a young guy and part of the rebuilding process. Tayshaun Prince, when you look at rebuilding, there is always going to be one veteran you have going forward with young guys." Detroit News

January 15, 2012 Updates

After signing a three-year, $25-million deal that caused him to miss the first week of training camp because of negotiations, he is off to his slowest start since he missed 25 games as a rookie because of a broken left hand. Hampered by a sore left groin that has caused him to miss four games, Stuckey's numbers are down across the board after a promising month to end last season. So you can add another questionable signing to president of basketball operations Joe Dumars' résumé, right? Actually, on second glance, the deal makes even more sense -- especially when you consider that the third year of the deal is only guaranteed for around $4 million. Stuckey probably is making a little below his market value, since he is guaranteed only $21 million. It shows you the Pistons hedged their bets by not only giving Stuckey a three-year deal -- they also didn't break the bank. But it also goes to show what little leverage Stuckey had during negotiations. Detroit Free Press

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