After spending his first seven seasons with the Detroit Pistons, Kent, Washington native and former Eastern Washington University star Rodney Stuckey has agreed to a one year deal with the Indiana Pacers, according to reports this morning.
After losing Lance Stephenson to the Charlotte Hornets, the Pacers became extremely thin in the backcourt and needed to add someone who was not only able to play both guard positions, but also able to score the ball.
In his Per 36 minute totals, Stuckey is a 16.6 points a game scorer and dishes out nearly five assists. He's not a true point guard by any stretch and is definitely in the mold of the prototypical shoot first, ask questions later, Washington native point guard mind set.
In saying that, Stuckey is not an efficient scorer by any means. He only shoots 42% from the field for his career and just under 29% from three. While he does shoot roughly 83% from the free throw line he rarely gets there through the course of the game, only going about five times.
There were definitely better guards out there on the market, but for the price I'm sure the Pacers ended up getting a pretty good bargain.