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Rodney Stuckey | Guard

Team: Indiana Pacers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/21/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 205
College: Eastern Washington
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Rodney Stuckey officially signed a one-year, $1.3 million deal with the Pacers on Monday.
The former Pistons guard accepted the veteran's minimum to join a winning team, saying, "It's never fun when you're losing, especially when you have to go through it for 82 games." He said he'll embrace any role the Pacers see fit to give him, and without Lance Stephenson around he has a good chance to start at SG alongside George Hill. Jul 22 - 4:35 PM

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Rodney Stuckey has spent this offseason working to improve his jump shot.

"Obviously, just become a better shooter. Once I [become] more consistent with my jump shot, I'll be fine," Stuckey said. "Just got to continue to put up shots, just repetition." Stuckey has done most of his scoring throughout his career from the free throw line and closer, but he struggles with the mid-range jump shot (35.9 percent from 16-to-22 feet). He's also never shot better than 31.7 percent from 3-point range his entire career, so Stuckey has his work cut out for him. Perhaps the additional talent in Indiana will allow Stuckey to get better looks, but we wouldn't expect a drastic improvement from the 7-year-veteran.
Jul 21 - 2:47 PM

Rodney Stuckey spoke like the prototypical team player in a recent interview, and he appears to be genuinely excited to be joining a winning team in Indiana.

"If they want me to come off the bench, then I'll do that. If they need me to start, I'll do that. It doesn't really matter. Whatever they need me to do, I'll do," Stuckey said. "I'm excited to have a fresh start. It's going to be good for me... I want to win. I'm going to come in and work hard. I'm going to earn everyone's respect. I'm going to earn my minutes and I'm just going to come in and just compete." Stuckey wasn't asked to do much besides score in Detroit, so it'll be interesting to see what he can do with a bit of an expanded opportunity/role in Indiana. Stuckey should be able to improve a bit on last season's averages of 13.9 points, 2.1 assists, and 0.7 steals per game.
Jul 18 - 9:57 AM

Rodney Stuckey said on Thursday that his move to Indiana is a "a fresh start," for the veteran guard.

"My main goal, I want to get back into the playoffs," he said. "I want to compete and I want to win." Stuckey admits that the last few losing seasons in Detroit were hard on him personally, and that he was anxious to get back to a winning situation. "I just don’t like to lose. In Detroit, I’ve had people accept losing and I don’t accept that." Stuckey will likely be tasked with replacing Lance Stephenson as the starting shooting guard in Indiana.
Jul 17 - 4:59 PM

The Pacers have agreed to a one-year deal with G Rodney Stuckey.

Stuckey will replace Lance Stephenson (and probably Evan Turner), who will sign a three-year deal with the Hornets. While Stuckey is no Stephenson, he is a solid NBA player and a better option than C.J. Miles, and will probably have some decent, late-round fantasy value as a starting two guard in Indy.
Jul 16 - 9:06 PM

The Pacers are interested in acquiring veteran guard Rodney Stuckey, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.

The Pacers have a huge void to fill at shooting guard after the departure of Lance Stephenson. Stuckey averaged 13.9 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 2.1 assists on 43.6 percent shooting last season, primarily coming off the bench as a sixth man. He will not be able to reproduce the production of Stephenson, but if he were to become a full-time starter his fantasy value would increase heading into next season.
Jul 16 - 2:08 PM

The Magic are expected to pursue Rodney Stuckey in free agency.

It would be a surprise to see the Pistons keep Stuckey. While he was fairly productive last season with 13.9 points per game last year, he's not the type of player who would be best served in coach Stan Van Gundy's system. The Magic are believed to be trading away Jameer Nelson, so Stuckey would likely back up rookie Elfrid Payton.
Jun 30 - 9:33 AM

Rodney Stuckey will not take a mid-level exception, according to Vincent Goodwill of the Detroit News.

He's an unrestricted free agent and one would think Stuckey isn't coming back. The Pistons really need to add some 3-point shooting to their backcourt and Stuckey has been one of the least effective guards from beyond the arc. Some teams will certainly look to add the 28-year-old guard to a multiple-year deal.
Jun 27 - 8:58 AM

Rodney Stuckey will not play against the Thunder on Wednesday.

There has been no reason given on his status and it might just be rest. Stuckey finished the season on a high note with some solid scoring performances, but his game just doesn't translate to fantasy very well. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope is starting tonight.
Apr 16 - 7:45 PM

Rodney Stuckey started again on Friday vs. the Bulls during a 106-98 loss, scoring 22 points with one board, one assist, one steal and no turnovers in 32 minutes.

He did not take any 3-pointers tonight, which has been a big reason why Stuckey hasn't made much of a splash in fantasy leagues from an overall value standpoint. Josh Smith (knee) doesn't have a timetable to return, so Stuckey could be able to score in the high teens the rest of the way with little else.
Apr 12 - 1:06 AM

Rodney Stuckey drew his second consecutive start during an ugly 122-100 loss to the Cavs on Wednesday, making 4-of-14 from the field for 15 points with two boards, three assists and one steal in 28 minutes.

This is a typical line from Stuckey with poor field goal shooting, no triples and a solid effort at the line with a 7-of-7 line from there. Josh Smith is day-to-day with his knee injury, so Stuckey figures to get at least one more game with the first unit. His lack of diversity in the stat sheet makes him a fringe play in standard leagues.
Apr 9 - 9:44 PM

Rodney Stuckey hit 8-of-17 shots, a 3-pointer and 12-of-14 free throws for 29 points, four rebounds, four assists and a steal in Tuesday's win.

He started with Josh Smith being a late scratch and came through in a big way. The 29 points ties his season and high and he had 26 in his previous game. Starting or not, it looks like Stuckey is determined to finish an ugly season on a positive note.
Apr 8 - 10:23 PM

Rodney Stuckey scored 26 points during Saturday's 115-111 win over the Celtics to go with four boards, four assists, one steal and four turnovers.

The Pistons do not have Will Bynum (ankle) in the lineup right now and it's been mostly Stuckey handling the ball with the second unit. He has attempted at least 12 shots per game this month and also is a combined 15-of-17 from the line, but he's still not going to have much fantasy value outside of scoring for owners in standard leagues.
Apr 5 - 10:26 PM

Rodney Stuckey scored just four points on Monday, hitting 2-of-5 shots with no other stats besides two turnovers in 20 minutes.

Despite the win against the league's worst team by record, the Pistons have mailed in their season and fringe fantasy guys like Stuckey can have trouble with that sort of thing. If you picked him up during his hot streak it's safe to move on.
Mar 31 - 11:51 PM

Rodney Stuckey came off the bench on Wednesday and hit just 2-of-10 shots for six points and two assists in 32 minutes.

Stuckey had been on a scoring tear earlier in the season, but is struggling for consistency again. He's scored 6, 19, 6 and 23 points in each of his last four games, so start him at your own risk.
Mar 26 - 11:57 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1George Hill
2C.J. Watson
3Donald Sloan
SG1Rodney Stuckey
2C.J. Miles
SF1Solomon Hill
2Damjan Rudez
3Paul George
PF1David West
2Luis Scola
3Chris Copeland
4Arinze Onuaku
C1Roy Hibbert
2Ian Mahinmi
3Lavoy Allen