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Pacers Preseason Links: Finding familiar ways to use Rodney Stuckey

The Pacers new shooting guard may not create a lot of highlight plays and mandatory GIFs, but he will be able to assume the plays that used to be run for Lance Stephenson.

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The Pacers are working through preseason camp and working in new faces to the lineup. So far, the easiest fit appears to be Rodney Stuckey sliding into the shooting guard position vacated by Lance Stephenson.

While Stuckey isn't nearly as dynamic as Stephenson, they do share a stout build and similar style of play. As Candace Buckner reports, Frank Vogel is taking advantage of those similarities by having Stuckey run plays he used to call for Lance.

"Absolutely. We talked about that direct comparison," Vogel said, "not that he's going to try to come in and be Lance Stephenson, he's going to be Rodney Stuckey. But a lot of sets will be similar and possibly how the rotation looks, it could be similar as well."

Of course, no matter how successful Stuckey is at executing those plays run for him, don't expect a similar reaction when he scores.


Also of note in the links, C.J. Miles has been working mostly with the starting unit when he has been participating in the first part of practice. A calf strain has limited Miles' but those limitations are precautionary at this point.

Check out the links:

Vogel: New Players Are Leaning the System | Indiana Pacers

Copeland Hopes Transition Brings Stability | Indiana Pacers

Rodney Stuckey, C.J. Miles seeing early time with Pacers starters

Pacers embark on voyage of discovery | WFNI ESPN 1070 the Fan | Indy's SportsCenter

NBA: Indiana Pacers are going in the wrong direction - ESPN

C.J. Miles not concerned with calf strain, says ‘I’m pretty much healed’ | Vigilant Sports

BDL's 2014-15 NBA Season Previews: Indiana Pacers | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports

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