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KB-Pau-DH2012
12-17-2011, 04:25 PM
http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/7362409/detroit-pistons-re-sign-rodney-stuckey-25-million-3-year-deal-source-says

Detroit announced Saturday that the restricted free agent signed a new contract. A person familiar with the deal told ESPN it is worth $25 million over three years. The Associated Press also confirmed the deal.

Stuckey has averaged 13.6 points and 4.5 assists over his four-year career with the Pistons. He averaged a team-high 15.5 points in 2010-11.

The Pistons went 30-52 last season and recently parted ways with Richard Hamilton, but they've been hesitant to clean house completely, hoping new coach Lawrence Frank can help this mix of players improve. The 25-year-old Stuckey definitely fits into their plans, although it's not clear whether he's more suited to play point guard or shooting guard.

The 6-foot-5 Stuckey missed Detroit's exhibition opener Friday night against Cleveland. Will Bynum started at point guard alongside Ben Gordon. Brandon Knight, the team's first-round draft pick this year, came off the bench at the point.

The Pistons struggled to co-exist last season with coach John Kuester. Stuckey was benched barely a week into last season and again with just over a week to go when there was friction between him and Kuester.

When he returned to the lineup, Stuckey was terrific for his final five games, averaging 25.2 points and 9.4 assists.

Detroit drafted Stuckey out of Eastern Washington with the 15th pick in 2007, and the Pistons reached the conference finals in his rookie season -- the sixth straight year they made it at least that far. Stuckey has been a regular starter the last three seasons, but the team hasn't won a playoff game since 2008.

The Pistons will try to reverse their decline with a mixture of familiar faces and newcomers. Knight looked confident in his first preseason game, and newly signed swingman Damien Wilkins was a surprise starter while Tayshaun Prince sat out because of a knee problem.

Gordon's role could increase with Hamilton gone. In the frontcourt, the Pistons have a promising young post player in Greg Monroe, and forward Jonas Jerebko returns after missing all of last season with a torn right Achilles' tendon.

Charlie Villanueva and Austin Daye both provide height and outside shooting ability.

Ben Wallace sat out Friday's game but is expected to play in Tuesday night's exhibition game at Cleveland.

Detroit opens the regular season Dec. 26 at Indiana.

DR_1
12-17-2011, 04:29 PM
Cant say I like this too much for the Pistons. They've already got a ton of money tied up, and they just drafted Brandon Knight.

IndyRealist
12-17-2011, 04:30 PM
That's actually a decent price, if they weren't already paying Ben Gordon $37M over 3 years and hadn't drafted his replacement already.

DR_1
12-17-2011, 04:32 PM
That's actually a decent price, if they weren't already paying Ben Gordon $37M over 3 years and hadn't drafted his replacement already.

That's pretty much what I was saying lol

BranWingss
12-17-2011, 04:33 PM
I watched a quarter against Cleveland, and they sure needed him. Better than that rumored 5 year/45 million dollar deal.

Gators123
12-17-2011, 04:35 PM
I watched a quarter against Cleveland, and they sure needed him. Better than that rumored 5 year/45 million dollar deal.

This.

And a Knight/Gordon/Bynum guard rotation is way too small. I like the idea of a Knight/Stuckey backcourt.

b_rad23
12-17-2011, 04:38 PM
Knight/Bynum
Stuckey/Gordon
Prince/Daye
Villanueva/Maxiel
Monroe/Big Ben

Not terrible.

thekmp211
12-17-2011, 04:47 PM
I watched a quarter against Cleveland, and they sure needed him. Better than that rumored 5 year/45 million dollar deal.

which i believe stuckey turned down?

OOPS

Gators123
12-17-2011, 04:49 PM
which i believe stuckey turned down?

OOPS

No, he never turned it down because it was never offered to him. It was made up by BSPN.

Heediot
12-17-2011, 04:49 PM
Are they purposely trying to suck for the long term???

Tony_Starks
12-17-2011, 05:04 PM
8 milli a year for a shoot first pg that can't shoot and puts up a whopping 4 assist a game. With a talented rookie pg that will only have his minutes reduced by this signing, no less.

Joey D is the man!

Corey
12-17-2011, 05:06 PM
Not an 8 million dollar player.

what54!?
12-17-2011, 05:09 PM
overpaid but I guess they needed him back. They have worse contracts

-Kobe24-TJ19-
12-17-2011, 05:16 PM
not that bad of a contract actually

Hustlenomics
12-17-2011, 05:19 PM
Brandon Knight is already better than him,bad contract

kjoke
12-17-2011, 05:19 PM
On a side not, they better have enough money to pay Monroe when he's eligible. Love that guy.

thekmp211
12-17-2011, 05:25 PM
No, he never turned it down because it was never offered to him. It was made up by BSPN.

ah.

GeekInThePink
12-17-2011, 05:30 PM
Bad move Detroit.

GeekInThePink
12-17-2011, 05:30 PM
double post.

Hawkeye15
12-17-2011, 05:42 PM
Don't like it. While he is easily there best perimeter player, they already have a ton locked up in Gordon, and Knight was just drafted, this will cut into his minutes.

Stuckey is actually a pretty good player, but I don't like him at this price. He is a $5-6 million dollar guy.

Hawkeye15
12-17-2011, 05:44 PM
On a side not, they better have enough money to pay Monroe when he's eligible. Love that guy.

The Charlie/Ben deals expire the same year they need to sign Monroe to nice money. Shouldn't be an issue.

kjoke
12-17-2011, 05:45 PM
The Charlie/Ben deals expire the same year they need to sign Monroe to nice money. Shouldn't be an issue.
Good for them.

ChiSox219
12-17-2011, 06:01 PM
It appears to be fair value and only being three years allow the Pistons flexibility moving forward. If Detroit had to, I don't think it would be difficult to move Stuckey on this new contract.

If they want to make room for Knight, they could allows deal BG to the Bulls...

OlivaThor
12-17-2011, 06:17 PM
I dont get it, first Prince when Daye, now Stuckey when Knight needs minutes.. Boo!

Gators123
12-17-2011, 06:18 PM
It appears to be fair value and only being three years allow the Pistons flexibility moving forward. If Detroit had to, I don't think it would be difficult to move Stuckey on this new contract.

If they want to make room for Knight, they could allows deal BG to the Bulls...

What could the Bulls offer?

Tony_Starks
12-17-2011, 06:18 PM
Joey has been screwing up for years. His biggest accomplishment is that he was able to get a bunch of talented guys who were basically outcast with something to prove at a bargain price. Pretty much all his moves since have been pretty horrible from coach hirings, to filling the team with multiple players of the same position and skill set, to extremely random signings.

He's no good I tell you, no good!

ChiSox219
12-17-2011, 06:28 PM
What could the Bulls offer?

Not much, but the Bulls could still use a scoring threat.

JasonJohnHorn
12-17-2011, 06:40 PM
GREAT!!!! Now we have THREE $#!T contracts: Gordon, Stuckey and Charlie V.

FAWK ME!!!! I'll be dead by the time these guys are in the playoffs again :-(

Hawkeye15
12-17-2011, 06:46 PM
It appears to be fair value and only being three years allow the Pistons flexibility moving forward. If Detroit had to, I don't think it would be difficult to move Stuckey on this new contract.

If they want to make room for Knight, they could allows deal BG to the Bulls...

I really see no trades that make sense for the Pistons and Bulls when Gordon is involved.

Raps08-09 Champ
12-17-2011, 06:47 PM
Did he just take a lesser deal?

He was offered 45 mil for 5 years.

Sadds The Gr8
12-17-2011, 07:00 PM
Not an 8 million dollar player.

this

Gators123
12-17-2011, 07:10 PM
Did he just take a lesser deal?

He was offered 45 mil for 5 years.

He was never offered that much. That report was false.

Hawkeye15
12-17-2011, 07:12 PM
He was never offered that much. That report was false.

if it was on the internet, its true...

The_Jamal
12-17-2011, 07:51 PM
Pistons will be good enough to be a late lottery team for the next 3 years. Not exactly where you should aim for as a franchise

The_Jamal
12-17-2011, 07:53 PM
The sad part is the Pistons actually have a couple nice players who they could build around in Knight, Daye, Jerbeko, and Monroe. They should have cut bait with Hamilton, Prince, gordon, Charlie V, Stuckey, etc, and just properly tanked to rebuild the team

roshan3ai
12-17-2011, 07:54 PM
I don't think he deserves that kind of money, but it will be interesting to see him and Brandon Knight in the same backcourt

blastmasta26
12-17-2011, 10:04 PM
The sad part is the Pistons actually have a couple nice players who they could build around in Knight, Daye, Jerbeko, and Monroe. They should have cut bait with Hamilton, Prince, gordon, Charlie V, Stuckey, etc, and just properly tanked to rebuild the team
I agree with this. Signing Stuckey to this deal prevents them from properly rebuilding/growing as Knight will see some of his potential playing time reduced. It's not like he's a terrible player, but Detroit would've been better off letting him walk if he wasn't gonna take a cheaper deal.

NYMetros
12-17-2011, 10:08 PM
Not an outrageously bad contract, it's still pretty bad though. No one on that team plays defense except for Prince, so they're probably going no where anytime soon.

ChiSox219
12-17-2011, 10:13 PM
I really see no trades that make sense for the Pistons and Bulls when Gordon is involved.

It's unlikely to happen this season.

tmacmamba
12-17-2011, 10:13 PM
Not a bad deal but they need to get Ben Gordon out of there for it to make sense. Also why on earth did they resign Tayshaun Prince?

itsripcity32
12-17-2011, 10:15 PM
Pistons will be good enough to be a late lottery team for the next 3 years. Not exactly where you should aim for as a franchise

are you kidding me? that's where the kings are headed to. pistons are easily top 7 lottery material atm. what have they done to make themselves a late lottery team? keep practically the same team, which landed them in the top 7 of the lottery for the past two seasons?