Rodney Stuckey stays behind as Pistons head West

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  1. Smoooth

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    Rodney Stuckey stays behind as Pistons travel west


    Rodney Stuckey stays behind as Pistons travel west | Freep.com | Detroit Free Press
     
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    I am sure he will probably show up by Thursday's game at the Warriors unless they discover something else.

    Hopefully MC gives both Will.I.Am and Alf more PT and not play RIP and AI over 40 mins each...
     
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    Arnie confirmed that RS is fine.
     
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    They said he was beating his chest rapidly with his hand. Must have been some sort of heart arythmia.

    I saw an article that said that it was a reaction to allergy medication.


    I'm glad I read that, because I had a similar reaction a couple years ago when I was taking 2 claratins per day (didn't know that 1 lasted 24 hours). After having an irregular heartbeat for a few days, I made the connection and realized that was a common side effect.


    If Stuck had a real heart issue, I'm confident that they would have noticed it before now. Let's hope anyway.
     
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    It's good that they're taking these precautions with him. I hope he's healthy, for his life, not for basketball.
     
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    Hopefully he'll be Ok. In the meantime AI is going to get all the GT he can handle (and so will AA hopefully)
     
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    Bynum > Stuckey
     
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    They are actually very similar players in a lot of ways. Ability to get to the rim, hops, strong upper bodies allow them to finish well, OK jumpers from FT line extended, limited shooting range beyond that, lots of experience prior to the Pistons w/out NBA experience (maturity).

    Bynum should get a nice chunk of PT next game.
     
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    Bynum is not better than Stuck, but he is playing the role of backup PG alot better right now. I seriously could see a starting lineup of
    AI, AA & Tay with
    Will, Stuck and Rip as backups. A bench that brings Stuckey, Rip, Maxiel and eventually Dyess would be powerful; It'd end that 2nd quandry we have.
     
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    stuck is way better then bynum but bynum is nice to
     
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    Hopefully he will but something is telling me that we won't see him until the Laker game.

    Evidently, he's not cause he's staying behind. I would guess that they are being cautious.
     
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    Stuckey and Bynum are the Pistons PGs of the future.

    Unless somehow Sammy Mejia does something.
     
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    All my best regards to RS.
     
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    According to Keith Langlois:

    "Stuckey is listed as day to day and has not yet been ruled out for Tuesday night’s game against Sacramento. If he’s cleared by doctors today, he could rejoin the team in time for tipoff"
     
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    I've heard he has Reggie Lewis Syndrome.
     
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    Pistons guard Stuckey cleared to return
    Pistons guard Stuckey cleared to return - USATODAY.com
     
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    I just don't see it in Stuck. I'm not saying he's terrible, but everyone thinks he's going to be the cornerstone of our franchise after our current core fades away. I haven't seen much improvement thus far. I know the season's young, but he just isn't a point guard. He's an undersized, bullish 2 like Bonzi Wells. Dumars should trade him while his value is inflated.
     
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    Here's what baffles me. On the 82games composite rating, he's perpetually in the bottom 25% of our players. There is something about his game that isn't translating into overall success for us.

    Detroit Pistons NBA stats and data from 82games.com

    Last year, he was about the same. I don't want to sound too negative, because we are not terrible with him in there, but we're about breakeven. If he is a future star and replacement for Billups, you'd think that he could carry our second unit a little better.

    The similarities so far between this year and last year is that he is shooting 35% on his jumpshots (with virtually no 3-pointers) and we are fouling more when he's on the floor. His drives are really impressive, but I think they are only making up for his poor jump shooting.

    Dwyane Wade is a similar player and his jumper has improved over the years. But it was always better than Stuckey's is now.

    Wade
    03-04 .371
    04-05 .389
    05-06 .393
    06-07 .403
    07-08 .391
    08-09 .450
     

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