Pat Riley likes Rodney Stuckey and Will Bynum, wondered whether Pistons could keep both

Michael Wallace of ESPN’s Heat Index:

I remember Pat Riley wondering aloud in an arena hallway not so long ago as to whether the Pistons would be able to keep both Stuckey and Will Bynum longterm. Riley is a fan of both. Some even say that Stuckey’s game makes him a poor man’s Dwyane Wade. I’m talking poverty-level poor. But he’s big, strong, athletic and knows what it takes to play with vets. He’s also out of the Heat’s price range.

Wallace, Tom Haberstroh and Brian Windhorst were discussing the Heat’s potential free-agent options, and all three agreed Rodney Stuckey’s cost would be too steep for Miami. Windhorst added a good point, though:

Stuckey recently signed with Leon Rose of CAA, the agency that brought Bosh and James to Miami.

I doubt that’s enough to get Stuckey to the Heat, but Riley’s fondness for Will Bynum could matter. After drafting Brandon Knight, the Pistons might want to shed a point guard, and Dumars has often helped his veteran players move to places where they’ll be happy. Minutes make Bynum happy, and he’d likely get plenty in Miami.

I don’t see a logical trade with the Heat for Bynum, though. Once Miami has filled its roster and Knight has developed, maybe a deal could emerge at the trade deadline.

Tags: Brandon Knight Rodney Stuckey Will Bynum

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