The Pistons are counting Rodney Stuckey in their future plans. But does he want to stick around? That's a legitimate question after he was benched again for disciplinary reasons for Sunday night's 101-90 loss to the Celtics. Coach John Kuester sat Stuckey because he refused to re-enter Friday's loss to the Chicago Bulls in the fourth quarter, according to a source with personal knowledge of the situation. With 4 minutes left in Friday's 101-96 loss -- an emotional night for the organization because of the retirement of Dennis Rodman's No. 10 jersey -- Kuester turned to Stuckey. And the fourth-year combo guard who will be a restricted free agent in the off-season refused to re-enter, which led to the latest chapter in a drama-filled season. Kuester didn't shed much light on the situation after the game. Asked about his future with the Pistons in the locker room Sunday, Stuckey said: "Um, absolutely. At the end of the year, I'm going to sit down with my agent, and he's going to do what he has to do, but first and foremost, yeah, I would like to return here. "I'm very comfortable here. In the community, I help out a lot with (a local charity), and that means a lot to me." But he continued. "We all know that things need to change around here. Hopefully, next year, things do. I'm not just speaking for myself, but for my teammates. I think a lot of us are frustrated this past year with all the stuff that's been going on.
Stuckey: Hopefully, changes will come
Detroit Free Press | Apr 4