Rodney Stuckey’s name has been in the news NBA rumors for 6 months and that will continue up to the Feb. 20 trade deadline. Stuckey says teams talking about making a trade doesn’t bother him at all.
Stuckey is now has contract of $8.5 million this season but he’s is going to become part of the 2014 free agent market if he doesn’t sign an extension by June 30. Stuckey has struggled to find the right role since he came into the NBA, but finally it seems he has settled in as the the sixth-man. The Pistons are likely taking calls for Stuckey, but he likely won’t be moved unless president Joe Dumars can unload one of his least-desired, long-term contracts.
Over the last three games Stuckey has scored 70 points off the bench. The Pistons are desperate to make the playoffs, so trading their sixth-man seems unlikely at this time.
“Whatever happens, happens. I’m here to play basketball. I’m a Detroit Piston right now. God is going to lead me in the right direction,” Stuckey tells M Live. “I have no control over that. My agent will take care of that. It’s up to the organization, what they want to do and what they’re looking at. I don’t think about it at all. I just try to come out every night and compete and try to win.”
DeAndre Jordan had 16 points and 21 rebounds, dunking seven times in the Clippers’ 112-103 win over the Pistons.