Rodney Norvell Stuckey (born April 21, 1986) is an American professional basketball player for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He previously played seven seasons for the Detroit Pistons and played college basketball for Eastern Washington University.
On June 28, 2007, Stuckey was taken 15th overall in the 2007 NBA draft by the Detroit Pistons. Stuckey got off to a quick start with strong play in summer league and averaged 32.1 PPG, 5.5 RPG and 9.1 APG in pre-season play before breaking his hand in the final pre-season game. He had left-hand surgery prior to the regular season and was expected to miss 6–8 weeks before making his NBA debut. Stuckey was cleared December 20 to practice and play again, nearly two months after undergoing surgery. He made his professional debut December 21, 2007 against the Memphis Grizzlies and scored 11 points in 6 minutes off the bench.
On May 13, 2008, Stuckey was elected to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team, with 22 ballot votes, including six first-place votes.
During the 2008 NBA Playoffs, Boston Celtics forward Paul Pierce said of Stuckey’s performance in game 2, “I thought Stuckey really gave us problems, I think he was the X factor in the game.” That night Stuckey came off the bench to score 13 points in 17 minutes helping the Pistons win game 2 in Boston. On December 23, 2008, Stuckey scored a career high 40 points in a win over the Chicago Bulls. He also recorded a career high field goal attempts and made field goals. He also scored 38 points in a win against the Sacramento Kings. He also played in the 2009 Rookie Challenge contest with the sophomore team during All-Star weekend.
On July 21, 2014, Stuckey signed with the Indiana Pacers. On March 10, 2015, he scored a season-high 34 points in a win over the Orlando Magic.
On July 21, 2015, Stuckey re-signed with the Pacers to a three-year, $21 million contract.Stuckey missed most of January and February of the 2015–16 season due to a bone bruise in his right foot.
Career highlights and awards
NBA All-Rookie Second Team (2008)
Big Sky Player of the Year (2006)