Flip Saunders, Michael Curry, John Kuester, Lawrence Frank, Maurice Cheeks and John Loyer are the SIX coaches Rodney Stuckey played under during his SEVEN NBA seasons in Detroit.
That helps explain why his career has been a roller coaster of production while languishing on poor Pistons' teams, quick to change direction from year-to-year.
No, Stuckey is not the missing piece the Pacers need to contend for an NBA title. But for a minimum veteran salary, he has enough talent to gamble on. However, even if he pans out perfectly for the Pacers, they return as a contender in the East but still lag further behind a few teams in the West as serious title contenders.
The roster is full at 15 which has been rare for the recent Pacers as they head into a new season. But the 2014-15 season remains over three months away, leaving plenty of time for additional roster changes via the trade route. There are still plenty of moves to be made around the NBA. Will the Pacers make one of those moves?
Oh, and here is Lance Stephenson and Paul George teaming up one last time at the ESPY's with Drake.
Check out the links:
Rodney Stuckey to sign contract with Indiana Pacers - USA Today
Neither’s top choice, but Charlotte Hornets, Lance Stephenson reach deal | CharlotteObserver.com
Rodney Stuckey agrees to 1-year deal with Indiana Pacers - SBNation.com
Pacers pick up veteran shooting guard Rodney Stuckey - Indy Star
Stephen Holder: Life after Lance means returning players must step up
TheJayGravesReport.com: Bird Watchin' (How Larry Bird blew the Lance Stephenson deal a month ago)
Lance Stephenson will make Hornets more interesting | CharlotteObserver.com
Pacers Tweak Bench to Add More Three-Point Threats | Indiana Pacers
Lance Stephenson Agrees to 3-Year, $27.4 Million Deal with Charlotte | ZagsBlog.com
Hornets to sign Lance Stephenson on 3-year, $27 million contract - At The Hive
2014 NBA Free Agents: Rodney Stuckey reportedly agrees to one-year deal with Pacers - Detroit Bad Boys
Lance Stephenson and the Hornets gamble on one another, leaving the Pacers reeling in the chaotic East | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports
Sources: Brandon Rush signing two-year deal with Warriors - Yahoo Sports
Free-agent roundup: LeBron's shooting buddies head to Cleveland, Wizards add frontcourt depth and more | Ball Don't Lie - Yahoo Sports
NBA Lottery Reform Is Coming " Grantland
ESPY's: Double Lance Stephenson Cam blowing in Paul George's ear- ESPN Video - ESPN
Sources: Lakers signing Ed Davis to two-year deal - Yahoo Sports