The Pacers had what amounts to good news on Monday regarding Rodney Stuckey. His foot strain relieved another foot strain? Yep, good news. In the short term, it means stuckey may be able to play against the Bucks on Tuesday night for enough minutes to give the Pacers a true guard on the court at all times to run the offense.
That doesn't mean Stuckey is out of the woods with his injury as he showed in Atlanta. The Pacers guard is not merely day-to-day but step-to-step with his left foot issues. That leaves Solomon Hill as the next "point guard" in line of a unit that is more point guard by committee. Nothing went haywire with the Solo's group in Atlanta. They played around 5 minutes in a few brief stints and overall finished +3 for the game.
If Stuckey can play 10-15 minutes per game this week, and Donald Sloan doesn't break down in a heap of exhaustion, the Pacers can keep the Solo unit to a minimum at worst.
In the deep dive for positives, the varied roles thrust on Hill have had the second-year player stepping his game up to keep things moving and showing he can be a valuable and versatile factor in the playing rotation.
While it is easy to look at the game against Milwaukee and think the young Bucks may be just what the struggling Pacers need to get a win, make no mistake, the above discussion has those young Bucks thinking the exact same way about the Pacers.
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