Rodney Stuckey admitted he was a little tired.

That was to be expected considering he had just participated in his first practice of the preseason and there is more work to do before he is completely ready for the Dec. 26 season opener at Indiana.

But after re-signing with the Pistons for three years and $25 million, Stuckey promises to be ready, and he is energized by new coach Lawrence Frank and new owner Tom Gores.

"I just hope we can get over this hump and get a change going," Stuckey said. "It's good that we got a new owner in here."