It’s been a while since the Pistons have had a formidable bench.
It’s hard to believe since the Pistons have had guys like Ben Gordon, Richard Hamilton and Tracy McGrady coming off their bench over recent years.
Simply consisted of primarily Rodney Stuckey and Kyle Singler, the Pistons bench looks to be stronger than it ever has been in a while.
Singler has really turned into a knock down shooter from the three point line, coming off the bench. But Stuckey is really the guy that has turned the Pistons bench into a consistent bunch.
It’s shocking to see how much Stuckey has grown since he entered the league in 2007. Coming out of Washington, he had no jump shot. He was a strictly drive it to the paint, hoping to get contact, type of player.
Now, he is consistently making his mid-range and three point shots. Both his field goal percentage (46%) and three point percentages are at a career-high, and he seems to be hitting his shots with confidence.
If the Pistons want to go up against the Heat or Pacers in the playoffs, they’ll need to have a formidable bench. It’s still a work in progress, but their bench is getting more and more better by each game.