After Ben Wallace’s predictable signing, there’s more salary-cap news regarding the Pistons. Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press tweeted Rodney Stuckey won’t receive a contract extension from Detroit:
Contract extension not happening for Rodney Stuckey, meaning he will be restricted free agent after next season – if there is a season.
At first glance, this seems like a lack of faith in Rodney Stuckey on the Pistons’ part. But maybe it’s just a shrewd business move.
In all likelihood, the new Collective Bargaining Agreement will reduce the amount of money Stuckey can make when his contract expires.
Of course, an extension now could allow the Pistons to sign him cheaply before he has a good season. But it would probably take a monster season from Stuckey to override the benefits of the new CBA.
Obviously, situations like this are fluid. Stuckey can sign an extension until Oct. 31, according to Larry Coon’s NBA Salary Cap FAQ.
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