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Rodney Stuckey | Guard

Team: Indiana Pacers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/21/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 210
College: Eastern Washington
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Rodney Stuckey (sprained right foot) will not suit up for the Pacers' final two preseason games.
The injury is not considered serious, and we expect him to be 100 percent for opening night. Stuckey is going to be the starting shooting guard for a Pacers team that doesn't have many offensive weapons, so he could score a lot of points this season. He's worth a late-round selection, but just know he doesn't contribute much to the stat sheet outside of points and free throw percentage. Oct 20 - 2:56 PM

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Rodney Stuckey (foot) will sit out on Saturday according to coach Vogel.

His foot is just sore and the Pacer's are going to be cautious with him during the preseason. consider him day-to-day for now and expect him to be ready for the season. Stuckey is penciled in as the starting SG for the Pacers this season so if you are in need of a pure scorer, he is worth a late-round pick. C.J. Miles and Chris Copeland are the starting wings on Saturday.
Oct 18 - 5:36 PM

Rodney Stuckey started at shooting guard and hit just 1-of-6 shots for 10 points against the Cavs.

He got to the line, as he's apt to do, and hit 8-of-9 shots, and added four rebounds, three assists and a steal. He's not going to hit any 3-pointers, but if you need a scorer late in the draft, it looks like he's going to be given a lot of opportunity from the thin Pacers this season.
Oct 15 - 11:31 PM

Rodney Stuckey scored 10 points with four rebounds, one assist and two steals in 25 minutes against the Magic on Friday.

He didn't handle the ball quite as much as he did heading into this game, but he was still fairly involved. Stuckey is a dark horse to lead the team in scoring and should have no problem getting in the teens for points per game. Of course, he doesn't do much else, which makes him a low-end fantasy target.
Oct 10 - 9:35 PM

Rodney Stuckey has been picking up the offense quickly and has been the lead guard for most of the team scrimmages.

Stuckey wasn't great as a facilitator in the past three seasons and the lack of help on the Pacers puts coach Frank Vogel in a tight spot. George Hill hasn't been a prototypical point guard and has operated off the ball a lot in his time with the team, so it's not too big of a surprise. Stuckey could be a solid No. 2 point guard in fantasy leagues, but his upside is capped due to low shooting percentages and a lack of triples.
Oct 2 - 7:36 PM

Coach Frank Vogel said Rodney Stuckey could be in similar sets as Lance Stephenson was last season.

It's a little interesting because they're not very similar. Stuckey is not a great isolation player and hasn't really developed in pick-and-roll sets. Plus, he's also a terrible spot-up 3-point shooter. All that said, he looks like he'll be in a position to succeed. Stuckey's ceiling still isn't going to be too high and is only worth a late-round pick.
Oct 1 - 6:11 PM

Pacers coach expects 6'5" SG Rodney Stuckey to give the team "a lot of scoring punch, and quality play and veteran experience at the wing spot."

"My game is to attack, get to the free throw line, create for my teammates," Stuckey said. His solid FT percentages are one of the only reasons to consider him in fantasy leagues, along with a dose of points and assists, but his value is tainted by a lack of 3-point shooting and poor FG percentages (43.6 percent last year). The Pacers were in the bottom-10 for pace last season, and fantasy owners should tread lightly when it comes to Stuckey.
Source: NBA.com
Oct 1 - 1:51 PM

Rodney Stuckey worked with the first unit on Tuesday.

Unless coach Frank Vogel gets wild and starts C.J. Watson, Stuckey should have no problem entering the season as the starting shooting guard. Although, his style of play hasn't translated to fantasy production due to low assists, an ineffective shot from beyond the arc, low scoring efficiency, and sub-par steals. He's a low-upside, safe player to take at the end of standard drafts and is more suited for points leagues.
Sep 30 - 7:54 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1George Hill
2C.J. Watson
3Donald Sloan
SG1Rodney Stuckey
SF1C.J. Miles
2Chris Copeland
3Solomon Hill
4Damjan Rudez
5Paul George
PF1David West
2Luis Scola
3Arinze Onuaku
C1Roy Hibbert
2Lavoy Allen
3Ian Mahinmi
4Shayne Whittington