Stuckey averaged 12 points and four assists last season for the Pistons, shooting just 41 percent from the field. The Pistons do have some guard depth with rookie Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, and point guards Peyton Siva and Will Bynum, along with Kyle Singler. The bigger ramification may be that it hurts the team's ability to shop the veteran guard and his $8.5 million expiring contract.
Stuckey missed 27 games in 2007-2008 with a fracture in his hand. The Pistons' press release:
The Detroit Pistons announced today that guard Rodney Stuckey has suffered a fracture of the distal phalanx on his right thumb and will miss tonight's game vs. Miami. The injury occurred on Wednesday afternoon as a result of the thumb becoming caught inside the door jamb of Stuckey's vehicle while the door was closing.
Pistons medical staff confirmed the injury this morning following an x-ray. He is scheduled to have surgery on Friday, October 11 and a timeline for his return will be determined following that procedure.