Pistons guard Rodney Stuckey was cleared to play in Saturday night’s game against the Memphis Grizzlies at FedEx Forum in Memphis. It is the Pistons’ first road game and Stuckey’s first after slamming his hand in his car door and breaking a bone in his thumb on Oct. 9.

Pistons coach Maurice Cheeks said he got clearance from doctors Thursday morning but does not know whether Stuckey will start.

“I think he is ready to play,” Cheeks said.

Stuckey took extra shooting practice Thursday and earlier this week played in three-on-three and four-on-four games. He left the practice facility without speaking to the media.

But what is Stuckey as a player? That has been debated among fans and NBA experts for years. Is he a point guard or a shooting guard?

He was drafted to be a leader of the team. But that did not work out and he has had a number of roles. He has started 260 of 410 games.