Chad Ford: Rodney Stuckey and Tayshaun Prince rank among best 2011 free agents

ESPN’s Chad Ford ranked the best 2011 NBA free agents, and a couple Pistons made the cut.

Rodney Stuckey ranked third among restricted free agents:

Stuckey continues his steady improvement in Detroit. He appeared to be a steal as the 15th pick in the 2007 draft but hasn’t really reached his ceiling. He’s still more comfortable as a slasher/scorer than as a point guard, and he hasn’t found a consistent stroke from long range. But at this point he’s a big part of the future of the Pistons, and I doubt there’s any chance they’ll let him walk.

Tayshaun Prince ranked fifth among unrestricted free agents:

Injuries have slowed the 30-year-old small forward at times, but when Prince is at his best, he’s a lock-down perimeter defender who can hit open shots.

With the Pistons in rebuilding mode, it’s very likely he’ll bolt this summer if they don’t trade him first.

Ford also listed Jonas Jerebko as an “other notable” restricted free agent. Curiously, Tracy McGrady didn’t make the list.

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