Have the Pistons been too patient with Rodney Stuckey?

This passage about Rodney Stuckey in Vincent Goodwill’s one-on-one interview with Joe Dumars drew my attention:

The only difference now is that we’re asking him to take on more of a leadership role, to take on more responsibility as the starting point guard.

Stuckey was the Pistons’ clear starting point guard for 95 percent of the 2008-09 season. He was the Pistons’ clear starting point guard all of last season. Why weren’t the Pistons asking him to take the responsibility of being a starting point guard until now?

I thought I might be ready too much into that, but when I kept reading, Dumars said:

We’re patient with him and, at the same time, pushing him.

I’m still not sure what to make of this. What do you guys think?

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