Rodney Stuckey OK with bench role


Vincent Goodwill of The Detroit News:

Stuckey said he has “no ego” one way or the other. He said he’s far more concerned with recovering fully from his injury, something that will only take time.

“Nah, I don’t really care. If I start or come off the bench, I’m blessed,” Stuckey said. “Whether I’m the sixth man, seventh man, I don’t worry about that.”

Frank was asked about it before Sunday’s 99-91 loss to Golden State.

“Before I address it with the media, I’ll address it with the team,” he said.

Stuckey’s comments are great to hear, considering how much starting/not starting was an issue to Monsieurs Iverson and Hamilton over the last few years. Honestly, I think the Pistons guards are being used appropriately right now. Knight is clearly the team’s starting PG of the future, so he might as well continue to start and take his lumps. And I think the optimum role for Stuckey on the Pistons or any other team is the same: a big minutes combo guard off the bench who fills in at either position, depending on situations and matchups. I don’t view Ben Gordon as all that well suited to be a starting shooting guard, but it would behoove the Pistons to continue playing him a lot in order to attempt to rebuild his value, so I’m OK with him continuing to start for now.

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