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Does Rodney Stuckey need more touches?

It seems strange that a player shooting just 1-for-22 on the season would have people advocating getting him more touches, but apparently, that’s the case with Rodney Stuckey. Here’s Tayshaun Prince, via Vincent Goodwill of The Detroit News:

Tayshaun Prince said Stuckey has been taken out of his aggressiveness, which in part could be attributed to the former lead guard being moved off the ball to make way for Brandon Knight to become more of a pure point guard this season.

“Whenever a player is struggling, it’s up to the team or the staff to get him involved, find ways to get him out of it,” Prince said. “At the same time, Stuckey has to be aggressive. We haven’t put it in his hands enough, and he hasn’t had a flow or rhythm to each game.”

And here’s Stuckey himself, kind of sort of backing up that ‘not enough touches’ meme, via Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press:

“Yeah, don’t know,” Stuckey said as he was getting dressed. “We’ll figure it out. Yeah, I feel like I’m just in the corner a lot more and just watching instead of creating and stuff like that, but we’ll figure it out.”

I don’t have a huge problem with that … I guess. Scorers are supposed to want to score. I get that. But not only has Stuckey’s shooting been awful, his defense and energy have been really bad too. The Pistons guards have been shredded by Jeremy Lin/James Harden, Goran Dragic/Shannon Brown and Steve Blake/Kobe Bryant.

Poor shooting can be explained away with slumps/role in the offense type rhetoric. Awful defense, though? Opposing guards have both got into the lane at will against the Pistons and have had continuous open looks from the perimeter. You can be struggling to shoot and still not be a sieve defensively.

76 Comments

  • Nov 5, 201210:47 am
    by Starlight0997

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    I honestly think Stuck should be benched at this point and let him earn his spot. As you said, Patrick, he is not only shooting poorly, but his defense and effort/energy are just not there.
    As far as the touches go, I agree with Tayshaun on the part that the team should get him involved (e.g. LeBron helping Wade quite a bit of times last season to get him going), but I don’t know. It’s as if this team just does not have the play makers to really help him up (I am still skeptical with Knight as a point guard).
    Yeah, the back court defense is just getting “shredded” to put that lightly. I’ll take getting killed by Lin/Harden and Blake/Kobe, but Dragic/Brown? This is going to be a long season.
     

  • Nov 5, 201210:50 am
    by David

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    I would have just stuck with the migraine ”excuse” rather than the need for touches he’s going with now. 

  • Nov 5, 201210:51 am
    by Al

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    In all fairness, Ive wittnessed Stuckey really not have the ball as of late, but when he does he has not cashed in on the chance either. Im used to Stuckey making it a point to drive or take his mid range shot which he has been passive on lately.. Makes you wonder what is going on. I say, give him the green light so we can see…

  • Nov 5, 201211:07 am
    by rick

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    Forreal lets sit here and act like its all on Stuckey when in fact Knight is not a true point guard and never will be. Everyone likes him just because he is younger than Stuckey but what does that have to do with it if he is not getting guys the ball in their sweet spots? Nothing, just the usual fan politics around here. If he was doing what a real point guard does then Greg Monroe wouldnt be shooting 15-18 foot jumpers every game. Stcukeys problems will be there all season because Knight, while good is not the player that Detroit or the fans think that he is. Solid backup off the bench. I mean Morris ran LA offense better than Knight and Morris doesnt even get that much run. That should be a sign that youth alone wont win in this NBA.

     I saw a post where guys from this blog had just about every rookie and second year player on the Pistons starting and I am wondering when has their ever been a team that had that much youth starting and winning. They would suck and noone would watch it. Everyone wants to say well OKC did it, but OKC had some ballers and they made a few trades to put themselves where they are. We are not that and do not have anyone on our team as talented as Durant. So that comparison for me stops right there.

    • Nov 5, 201211:10 am
      by rick

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      ^”First comes Nash then their is Blake then comes Morris”. That should be a sign that youth alone will not wi in this NBA.^

    • Nov 5, 20124:16 pm
      by jerrific

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      with stuckey it doesnt matter who the point guard is. his only asset on offense is driving to the basket and creating contact. thats not on knight thats on stuck.

  • Nov 5, 201211:12 am
    by I HATE U FRANK

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    ITS CALLED MOVING WITHOUT THE BALL!!!!….. So In other words…you want the Ball so everyone else can stand around and Watch?

    Stucky wasnt even finishing lay-ups…he Drives to the basket like a mad man wanting to get contact more than making the shot!

    Bench him for English, who’d be pefect for spotting up…then let him get all the shots he want off the bench

    • Nov 5, 201212:40 pm
      by Patrick Hayes

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      Oh wow. So you’ve changed your screen name to that annoying thing you put in your posts that several commenters pointed out was really annoying? Wonderful. What a gem you are.

      • Nov 5, 20121:29 pm
        by tarsier

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        To be fair, having it as a screen name is a lot less annoying than posting it in every comment.

  • Nov 5, 201211:17 am
    by Derek

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    If playing time is based on the merit system, English’s minutes at the 2 should be increased significantly.  If health is an issue for Stuckey he needs to be shut down and permitted time to get better.

    When Maggette returns start him.  If Magette doesn’t return soon get Middleton in the mix, provided he merits the time in practice.

    Right now the issue isn’t a matter of touches.

    • Nov 5, 201212:59 pm
      by Patrick Hayes

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      “If playing time is based on the merit system”

      I think all coaches like to say this, but the reality is that it’s not. How long did Villanueva, for example, have to be awful before they finally stopped forcing him out there for minutes?

      The Pistons need Stuckey to play well first and foremost because they were relying on him to be one of their two go-to players this season. But secondly, if you bench him, you further torpedo any trade value he might have. As much as I’d like to see English play, I think Stuckey will be given a pretty long leash to figure this out.

      • Nov 5, 20121:32 pm
        by tarsier

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        It’s not all on the merit system. But a lot of it is. CV’s merit came from his time in Milwaukee. People saw what he could do if he was playing his A game so that seemed worth trying to get out of him. If a player’s decline is inexplicable (in other words, not age/injury related), it takes a lot of bad play before most are convinced the good cannot return.

  • Nov 5, 201211:22 am
    by Domnick

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    here we go again.. i see coaching vs player soon…
    the way stuck and prince said is just plain stupid…
    they are all wasting alot of time together on the floor and yet saying he didnt have enough touches? not being aggressive should be more touches?
    you want more touches then stay hot! stop making excuses! or else get traded!

    • Nov 5, 201211:43 am
      by I HATE U FRANK

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      YUP! a Nice 0-10 start should do it just fine, mixed with a owner that looks like an out of work Chip Dales Dancer….

  • Nov 5, 201211:44 am
    by I HATE U FRANK

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    knight had 5 turnovers ….3 of which were passing to players not ready to handle the pass….

    the spacing on the floor is horrible

    • Nov 5, 201212:20 pm
      by Vic

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      They are trying to run more offense through Greg Monroe and the high post, but Jason Maccele is not the lob target that Monroe actually wanted. So was only option is to shoot or pass to a cutter.

      Last spring when Greg Monroe went to the front office and requested that they draft Andre Drummond, I’m sure that this is not what he wanted, to be the only person on the team to not play with him. 

  • Nov 5, 201211:52 am
    by I HATE U FRANK

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    I can deal with Knight Struggling, because he is adjusting… so 10ast 2′s to games …vs 6ast 5 to’s….. is gonna happen anyway….

    But Stuckey only has to score! that its… Someone said it before….your not a D-Wade or D-Rose or even DMX your not gonna ger superstar calls…so stop trying to force contact that not there…

    Why is it when English and Singler can come into any game and be effective? …. because they know how to play off the bal… they know how to find open space….

    this is soo simple and easy to fix…but when your stubborn…thats the issue

    • Nov 5, 201212:22 pm
      by Vic

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      Accurate

      • Nov 5, 20123:36 pm
        by rick

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        My post is for this Frank Character

    • Nov 5, 201212:54 pm
      by Patrick Hayes

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      You two are quite the team. One posts unreadable nonsense and the other agrees. Priceless.

      • Nov 5, 20121:19 pm
        by Vic

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        I can’t agree with how well Kim English and Kyle Singler are doing by playing smart instead of iso-brick ball?

        Thats smart basketball and it’s obviously working. Wow.

        • Nov 5, 20121:25 pm
          by Patrick Hayes

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          You can agree with whatever. I’m just pointing out that you two have been really obnoxious in the last few comment threads on here.

    • Nov 5, 20123:35 pm
      by rick

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      Because noone on the other team expects them to hit those shots. Cmon man stop playing dumb and act like their is a thing called a scouting report and Im gonna go out on a limb and say most teams that we play have no idea about Singler or English hen it comes to preppijg for Detroit. So in short the shots they are hitting are what they are supposed to do but given a chance to start they would not get anything going. Its easy to hit shots when noone else expects you to. When and if Knight can be effective running the point then the tenor of this team will change. He should have been killing Blake last night,but he was not and that has me a bit worried moving forward.  Btw if Singler and English were that good I seriously doubt that getting drafted in the second round would have ever been their persepctive futures. 

  • Nov 5, 201211:52 am
    by David

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    I am glad Stuckey’s contract is not guaranteed after this season. It’s possible he’ll end up having a solid season and come back. But to have the freedom to let him go if he’s really dropped off this much is nice to know. It’s also a good test for Stuckey.

    If he can’t perform in what is essentially a contract year then that’s that.

  • Nov 5, 201211:53 am
    by frankie d

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    i saw the post game interview with prince as he was getting dressed in the locker room.  i could have sworn that he said that the “coaches” and other players needed to get do things to get him out of his slump.
    i guess “staff” can be construed to mean “coaches”, obviously, but i was struck by the fact that he flat out blamed the coaches for not doing what they needed to do in order to help him get out of his slump.
    if anyone can find video of the post game interview with tay – he’s standing there in a striped shirt, intermittently brushing his hair while he is talking – i’d love to see it again to make certain my memory of his statement is correct.
     

    • Nov 5, 201212:53 pm
      by Patrick Hayes

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      I didn’t see video of the interview, but I’m 100 percent not shocked that the first person to have a quote that has an air of throwing someone under the bus is Prince. Makes all of the leadership talk from when he re-signed even more interesting.

      • Nov 5, 20123:40 pm
        by rick

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        Hey Patrick he cant get the benefit of the doubt here in regards of basketball iq. I mean he did win an NBA Title and played under Carlisle as well as Brown. I think Frank is ok as assistant but not maybe head coaching material. Just my assessment personally.

        On the other hand I cant take everything that they say personally because we dont have insight to what Frank said to the players. Its not like he(Frank) di not want Prince back when it came time to sign him. So it just seems out of place that people assume he is throwing his coach under the bus after three games. Maybe Im not seing it.

        • Nov 5, 20128:42 pm
          by frankie d

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          i i wish the fox sports had ran more of the interview.  in the above-linked video, they edited it just before someone asked about stuckey and what was going on with him.  imho, that was much more interesting than the part they decided to go with.  
          i am almost certain that he said “coaches” and not “staff” when he made the original statement.  not sure if he said something else to goodwill when he used “staff”, but my ears perked up when i heard the original statement right after the game.  considering prince’s history, i don’t think it is at all inconsistent with what he’s done and said in the past. 

  • Nov 5, 201212:09 pm
    by RyanK

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    Who’s playing well right now?  Max, Jonas, Singler…  The rest of them are terrible.  Knight put up one good performance, but none of the others have had a good game. 
     
    What was all the relentless talk about Monroe the Allstar?  He looks looks more like Monroe the backup these days.  He’s not playing like a starter. 
     
    Drummond isn’t doing anything that mandates increased minutes.  It’s time for someone to pull him to the side and tell him to hustle and make a few plays.

  • Nov 5, 201212:17 pm
    by sb3

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    Is it mutiny time already? It’s annoying to hear a guy talk about wanting more touches when he’s shooting 4% from the floor. Where’s him allegedly improved jumper? Nowhere. Bench this bum.
     

    • Nov 5, 201212:47 pm
      by Patrick Hayes

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      In fairness, Prince was more the one saying that Stuckey needs more touches. Stuckey’s quote is more tame.

      • Nov 5, 201210:52 pm
        by sb3

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        Yeah, but this is Prince and Stuckey we’re talking about here. Mr. Buffoonery and Sir Mutiny. I’d hate to think this is the case, but Stuck does tend to pout when he doesn’t get his way. Stuck’s quote may be more diplomatic, but they’re both saying the same thing at the heart of it. I don’t want to watch this team go back to same old, same old. We’ve tried that and failed.

        Also, this is simply continuing a trend from the end of last season for Stuckey. No effort on D, passive on O.

  • Nov 5, 201212:45 pm
    by Desolation Row

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    I agree we should bench him, but not in the proverbial sense of the word — let him come off the bench Ginobili/Harden-style so he doesn’t have to split touches so much with Knight but be able to have the ball in his hands more. Don’t cut his minutes, just rotate who is he out there with. 

    • Nov 5, 201212:51 pm
      by Patrick Hayes

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      Yeah, I agree with that. I actually think sixth man is Stuckey’s best role on a good team. He can have more freedom on the second unit and English’s shooting/defense would hopefully help balance out the first unit.

    • Nov 5, 20121:40 pm
      by BIGMARV

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      It makes sense cause stuckey and knight has the same game play but knight is more better because he passes the ball. I think a stuckey willy-b combo would be more fun and energetic along with jerebko, I like English play because he can spread the court instead of going inside he can shoot the mid-outside jumper and idk but something has to happen in the frount court Monroe cant get ate up inside no more and Max is just too damn small to play the power and you can tell cause he shoot outside jumpers where he needs to be inside playing his position.

    • Nov 5, 20124:23 pm
      by jerrific

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      i was gonna say this but you beat me to it. it makes sense on multiple levels. it allows stuckey to hace the ball in his hands, which he needs to be a success, and it allows english to play with the starters and make them a more cohesive unit. stuckey doesn’t need a diminished role, just a different one.

      • Nov 6, 20122:54 am
        by BIGMARV

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        Exactly and if it means being the ginobli, Gordon, or Harden role fine hell all of them guys were sucessful in their 6th man role let him try it on this west coast trip let him earn his spot back by having him come off the bench.

  • Nov 5, 201212:48 pm
    by Ben Fridsma

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    He has migraines. Why is he even in the arena? lights, noise, fast movements, all effect migraines. Needs to stay in the hotel. Dont even bring him with you. and the defence is trash. cough cough Sign Ben Wallace cough cough. Drummond. Slava. Monroe all need help. And i believe that he can bring a spark to the team, and the fans. lets face it, the pistons wont be welcomed back to the Palace with open arms. fan r disapointed and wont be happy with the pistons. im not happy at all. we need to “salvage” this road trip. need to beat Denver (wont happen) need to beat the kings (should happen and if it doesnt im gonna flip a table) and beat Houston (probs wont happen eather) and yes ik i didnt mention the OKC game, but we dont stand a chance, lets get real guys. gonna be just like the Lakers game last night. so if all goes right. we will escape with 3 wins. have to win the kings game. the other two are hopes and dreams.

  • Nov 5, 201212:49 pm
    by BIGMARV

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    do he need more touches? lets try putting the ball in the basket when he do get a touch then he will get more touches its called PRODUCTION!

  • Nov 5, 20121:32 pm
    by I HATE YOU FRANK

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    Drummond ..only leads the team in shot blocks … Rebounding …. And Offensive rebounds… I agree …nothing that mandates more minutes …. He is only doing what we drafted him to do …. Oh and he tends to alter more shots than anyone else when he is in the game, and opponents seem to take more jumpers when he is in the game …. Nothing worth more minutes …. Smh

  • Nov 5, 20121:50 pm
    by I HATE YOU FRANK

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    Against the lakers only because maxiel was in foul trouble…and then we were down 30pts ….. He better had played Drummond …. Btw: he still refused to put Drummond and Monroe in the game together

    @Patrick can you admit that this current rotation is horrible?

    • Nov 5, 20121:58 pm
      by Patrick Hayes

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      I’ve written several times, dating back to preseason, that I’d like to see Drummond, English, Singler and Jerebko get good minutes. Has the rotation been perfect? Far from it. But I also haven’t seen anything that suggests Frank is adamantly opposed to it either.

      I mean, last night he played those guys almost the entire second half because he was so disgusted with the starters. Drummond’s workload has increased in three straight games. The main beef I have is that Drummond and Monroe have yet to play at the same time, but last night, the game also got out of hand quickly and Frank rightfully benched all starters, so that game was probably not the best example of him being reluctant to play them together. It’s going to happen.

      The rotation has NOT been the issue for this team. The defense, particularly by the starting guards, has been awful. Knight has been inconsistent offensively, Stuckey has been non-existent offensively and defensively. Monroe has been really bad offensively too. Guys struggling to make shots — and a lot of the shots those three are missing are not bad shots — is not a coaching issue. They had chances to win two games with their two best players playing awful. There are certainly things Frank could be doing better, but this start is hardly the disaster you are making it out to be. In fact, it’s not even as bad as their start last season.

      • Nov 5, 20122:28 pm
        by I HATE YOU FRANK

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        I have higher expectation than last year….

        Offensively Frank has the realize Knight is Not Jason Kidd …. If I was Knight I’d rather we part of the 2nd unit and be able to play more free like Bynum does … We have No shooters in the game with Knight…who can space the floor …which would give Monroe more room to operate…

        The defense is a mystery to me what he is trying to do….but we haven’t even come up against any of the explosive PG’s in the league yet…but if a guys like steve blake,jeremy lin and the dragic can easily pick apart..that’s not a good sigh…

        I’ll admit, maybe I am over reacting but I was cool with out sucking last year because of the 2012 draft…. This here is not acceptable …. Frank needs to adjust period …

        • Nov 5, 20122:59 pm
          by Patrick Hayes

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          “Offensively Frank has the realize Knight is Not Jason Kidd”

          I’m 100 percent positive that no one, including Frank, thinks Knight is Jason Kidd.

          “If I was Knight I’d rather we part of the 2nd unit and be able to play more free like Bynum does”

          There is zero chance that Knight or any other NBA player wants to come off the bench. And if Knight does come off the bench, who starts? Didn’t we already see the Stuckey-as-PG experiment for like three years? I have a pretty good idea how that will work out. 

          • Nov 5, 20127:33 pm
            by ray

            you’re missing my point…. Knight doesn’t look free or comfortable in this offense….  and when Bynum comes in he looks more free….

             

  • Nov 5, 20121:51 pm
    by Rodman4Life

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    Stuckey is playing SO bad he’s giving ME migraines!  And our defense is really hard to watch right now.  I’m not even worried abouoffenses pacing on offense until we can figure out rudimentary spacing on defense. 

    • Nov 5, 20121:52 pm
      by Rodman4Life

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      Damn you,autocorrect!

  • Nov 5, 20122:02 pm
    by I HATE YOU FRANK

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    What is up with that switching…trapping defense? They switch and trap …too much its hard to watch because its so easy to pick apart … They should play Man to Man or Zone …

  • Nov 5, 20122:07 pm
    by koz

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    The pistons are 30 out of 30 according to Steins power rankings, there’s no leadership on that team, a bunch of bodies running around with no heads to guide them. Someone needs to step up, that should be Stuckeys team by now. But I don’t think he’s got it. Fact is yeah, they were 21-21 after the bad start last season but a real playoff team like philly was last year routinely destroyed them by 30, so how good were they really? And then some of the players are guaranteeing playoffs this year? When you consider they really weren’t that competitive with a solid playoff team, their assertions that it would happen this year are more fantasy and hopeful wishing than any reality would suggest. And you would think that these guys who have never really accomplished anything of merit as a unit at the professional level would be a little less full of themselves and maybe a little more humble and quietly determined to actually do something before disrespecting the process and pathway that it takes to succeed in the NBA.

    • Nov 5, 20122:12 pm
      by tarsier

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      They’re also 30th on NBA.com’s power rankings. I’m sure one or two sites have to have them better than dead last. But nobody will have them outside the bottom 5 at this point. Unless Langlois started a power ranking I don’t know about.

      • Nov 5, 20122:18 pm
        by Mark

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        haha Langlois has them in his top 5. 

  • Nov 5, 20122:18 pm
    by Mark

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    Part of the problem is Frank suddenly thinks Stuckey is a 3pt shooter. He’s just spotting him up for jumpshots all game. He needs the ball in his hands and to be penetrating. If they want tokeep him in the starting lineup, th solution is simple imo. 

    Knight, our best shooter in the SL isn’t shooting enough and trying to be a true PG too much. Stuckey our worst shooter is shooting too much and not making anyhing. Logic would say to flip their roles for now. Let Stuckey run the point and just be a penetrator and playmaker. Let Knight  be taking all the spot up jumpshots.

    Knight is penetrating and dishing to Stuckey all the time whicch makes no sense, becausr Stuckey is a better penetrator, and Knight is the better spot up shooter. 

  • Nov 5, 20122:26 pm
    by Ozzie-Moto

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    Stuck (man is that an appropriate name) needs to come off the bench (preferably at this point for some other team)  i personally like my shooting guards to be able to SHOOT.  I know strange isn’t it.  Given that the pistons are going no where against real playoff teams the goal is getting there is silly.  That said OK not necessarily would get the most wins THIS year but i’d be looking at Knight/Engish/Singler/Monroe / Drummed    2nd unit Bynum/Stuck / Max / JJ / V Kravtsov   If Tayshaun has any trade value left do it … yes he is the best SF we have but not the future.  Corey Maggette can take over the vet statesmen roll …   why the hell CV wasn’t waived is beyond me. Daye might have had a carrier if he gone somewhere that got him going but we are a black hole for younger players.  I have said it before that Dumars thinks Suckey will become the second coming of Dumars. Never going to happen.

  • Nov 5, 20122:44 pm
    by Mel

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    Greg Monroe did request Drummond during the spring before the draft. It is on one of Pistons .com Articles. I get my info from there site plus they showed videos of them practicing all summer. You would think Frank would have had Stuckey better prepared to play his position this year. Also what makes this year any different , they played with the same players. He needs to as for the ball, but that requires being aggressive and that’s something Stuckey is not. I’ve supported Stuck from the time he’s gotten into the league. But I can’t do it anymore he spent a whole summer training with Knight and the team played decent in preseason but come out for the season going 1-22, really. He may step it up later but he doesn’t represent piston pride for me to side with any more. I hope I’m wrong but he has to really prove himself for me. Complaining about more touches, considering his percentage he needs to be making shots. IMHo 

  • Nov 5, 20123:04 pm
    by Seto

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    I don´t  like all the trade scenarios, but I think Stuckey needs the change of scenery, not just because of the shooting, for years he is not really developing…I´m thinking, Evan Turner has similar problems in Phillie and I think he can still be a very productive player – not the second coming of Brandon Roy, but quality starter. Holiday is a good shooter, so they could use player as Stuckey and Pistons could use Turner because of his passing and versatility

    • Nov 5, 20123:17 pm
      by Desolation Row

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      I doubt Philly wants to make that trade. Second overall pick two years ago, younger than Stuckey, can contribute something when he’s not scoring… I’d rather have Turner, even if I’m Philly. 

  • Nov 5, 20123:05 pm
    by Stuckey and Whoever

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    Nice Debate.  But Stuck wants the ball in his hands more than right now.  (No excuses for his %, if your hurting sit out.  Its the first week of the season.)  You don’t keep telling your best all around scorer to keep switching his position, because you think a younger guy will eventually run the point better than Stuck.  You let the young guy adjust (Knight) and learn from Stuckey because for how he has done it he is a better point guard and two guard than knight.  If your going to have him play off the ball you still have to run the offense through him mostly, then Monroe, Knight is the inbetween all of that.  He can create for his teammates but I still think Stuckey can do it better than him.    

    • Nov 5, 20123:45 pm
      by rick

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      Thank You man someone sees the same thing I see and it makes no sense at all. Stuckey is better than what people are giving him credit for. Noone could have forseen him shooting like this but I will say it wont last for long. I know some will be pessimistic and say we seen this before but once everyone gets going they should all be alright.

  • Nov 5, 20123:59 pm
    by bball4224

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    Usually going 1-23 merits touching the ball less…

  • Nov 5, 20125:42 pm
    by Ozzie-Moto

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    Anyone that thinks Suckey is a good point guard has never seen one …. Anyone thinking that the Pistons will be OK once everyone gets going has very low expectations and  has no idea of what talent or team chemistry look like.  Looking at the schedule by the time they get going they could easily be 2-12 or 3-11 or worse by the end of the month. Management / Coach can’t get the players ready to start the season! No short preseason excuse this year 

  • Nov 5, 20125:48 pm
    by Scott Free

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    I know a lot of people talked about Singler as a stretch four, I wonder if he has the chops to play shooting guard?  He couldn’t possibly do any worse at it than Stuckey has been.

    Knight/Singler/Jerebko/Monroe/Drummond might not win any championships, but they couldn’t be a less competitive lineup than what we’ve been fielding.

    • Nov 5, 20126:00 pm
      by Ozzie-Moto

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      More of a rugged 3  but he has a shooters stroke 

  • Nov 5, 20128:35 pm
    by zdwtr

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    Rodney Stucket doesn’t need more touches because he is shooting 1-22 and he has a migraine

  • Nov 5, 20129:12 pm
    by OKJ

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    I’d rather to see BK/English/JJ/Monroe/Drummond line up.

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