View Poll Results: When will Stuckey be our starting PG?

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  • At the beginning of the season (Chauncey is traded/coaching decision)

    2 10.53%
  • Halfway through the season (trade or Stuckey plays well enough)

    2 10.53%
  • Towards the end of the season (trade or Stuckey steps up)

    1 5.26%
  • Not this season (Chauncey will return and keep his spot)

    14 73.68%
  • Not this season (He'll be used as trade bait)

    0 0%
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Thread: Rodney Stuckey: our starting PG?

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    Rodney Stuckey: our starting PG?

    When do you think, if ever, Rodney Stuckey will be our starting PG? Will it be because Chauncey gets traded? Will Stuckey's play get so good to a point where Michael Curry (yeah, i said it) will have a PG controversy? Or will Stuckey never have a chance because he'll be shipped out of town?

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    i can't say, unless i know what deal we might get in trading billups. because unless we get a very attractive deal, we're not trading billups.

    that being said, stuckey is probably the only untradeable player on the roster at this stage. he WILL NOT be traded at this point so that last option is NOT an option.

    if i had to guess, i would say he will play starters minutes if billups is back (30-35 mins.) and probably will be on the floor in crucial situations at the end of games. maybe WITH billups if he's still here.

    whether he officially starts or not is almost insignificant. he is potentially our best player and IMO it won't be long before he reaches that status. whether he starts or not he'll play a huge role for us.

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    I'd love to pick the first one but I think JoeD really likes CBill.
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    I have no timetable, nor do i think to. Its whenever its needed. If Joe feels he's ready i'll roll with that. If Glenn thinks he'll play SG, Gleen is truly lost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Higherwarrior
    that being said, stuckey is probably the only untradeable player on the roster at this stage. he WILL NOT be traded at this point so that last option is NOT an option.

    if i had to guess, i would say he will play starters minutes if billups is back (30-35 mins.) and probably will be on the floor in crucial situations at the end of games. maybe WITH billups if he's still here.
    I agree on both points. Stuckey is untouchable and will play big minutes whether its off the bench or not.

    At this point I believe the three guard rotation is the pistons best asset and shouldn't be broken up. Everyone else is expendable but that's the core you build around.

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    DREW SHARP
    Everyone but Stuckey is on the block; Rip likely has the most value

    By DREW SHARP FREE PRESS COLUMNIST June 8, 2008

    Rip Hamilton isn't an untouchable.

    The only "sacred cow," as Joe Dumars phrased it last week, who isn't on the trading block is rookie Rodney Stuckey.

    Hamilton will draw more in the open market than anybody else on that roster. He's 30 and a three-time All-Star, and it's always easier finding another scorer.

    The idea of Chauncey Billups being more expendable than Hamilton because there's already a replacement point guard in Stuckey is gravely flawed, because when Dumars drafted Stuckey with the 15th overall selection, he envisioned a future backcourt of two big hybrid guards, both capable of running the point or working for shots off the ball.

    Opposing playoff teams aggressively trap Billups at mid-court, forcing him to give up the ball before he can get the team into his half-court offensive sets. They do this knowing that Hamilton is incapable of setting up the offense. His strength is strictly away from the ball, running his defender through endless screens.

    A backcourt of Billups and Stuckey effectively negates that strategy.

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    Not bad points by Sharp...

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    That bit of analysis by Sharp was one of the most intelligent things I've read by a Pistons beat reporter in many, many years.


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    As much as I would welcome a change, you know Chauncey will be running the point next year...

    I'll believe otherwise, when I see it...

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    I really see Stuckey as more of a shoting guard. He takes care of the ball well enough but still has that aggresive shot first attitude. We need more of a pass first guy IMO. Stuckey could develop but I don't see him as a starting PG.....yet.

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