Rodney Stuckey embracing his "inner bully"


Zack Lowe of Sports Illustrated has been impressed with Rodney Stuckey‘s aggressiveness:

8. Rodney Stuckey, bringing out his inner bully

There is a meanness and physicality to Stuckey’s game, and working as a hybrid guard this season alongside Brandon Knight instead of a point man has unleashed Stuckey’s efficient brand of cruelty. Stuckey comes alive when he can post up overmatched guards and attack the rim in delayed transition, or when Knight kicks the ball to him on the perimeter as a spot-up outlet on pick-and-roll plays. Stuckey has attempted at least eight free throws in nine of Detroit’s last 10 games, and he’s averaging 19.3 points per game over that stretch. Few will notice, but Stuckey is living up to his three-year, $25-money contract.

As Dan Feldman has mentioned, once Brandon Knight learns to do more point guard-like things and take even more of that pressure off of Stuckey, his game could blossom even more.