Detroit Pistons’ Rodney Stuckey just finished his fourth season in the NBA. And over his career he’s averaged a little less than 14 points, a little more than four assists, and a little more than one agent, per year.
Stuck just ditched his fourth agent in four years to go with Leon Rose.
Rose is the agent for LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul and Pistons teammate Richard Hamilton. Rose is Stuckey’s fifth agent since 2007. Banks, who declined comment, began working with Stuckey when he was drafted by the Pistons and Stuckey was represented by Goodwin Sports Management.
Stuckey left Goodwin in September 2009, and he and Banks reunited in January 2010. Stuckey didn’t receive a contract extension by the Nov. 1 deadline, making him a restricted free agent.
Damn Stuck. How can you flip through so many different agents without even having a contract to negotiate? Did the last guy not get you enough cheesy local used car ads?
“Hi, I’m Rodney Stuckey of the Detroit Pistons. My friends call me “Stuck”. Don’t you get “Stuck” without financing for your next car or truck. At Crazy Eddie’s used cars, everyone is approved”
I’ll echo the thoughts on Piston Powered. Your point guard is your decision maker. And his waffling on who to represent him shows a pretty clear lack of ability to make a decision. Maybe it’s an ego thing and Stuckey really thinks he should be getting more. That should make his restricted free-agency a little interesting, don’t you think?
Detroit has a lot of work to do, which is fairly large understatement. With the team borrowing money to cover its costs and a new owner coming in, there’s no telling how they’ll handle their finances. And with a new CBA potentially changing the rules, how Stucky and Agent Number Five interact with the team could lead to some changes in Detroit.
Will Stuckey’s demands be too much for the Pistons to handle under whatever new rules exist? Will another team lacking a point guard (Miami? Stuckey and LeBron do share an agent now) be able to make an offer too rich for the struggling Pistons’ blood? Time will tell.
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