On Friday, the Detroit Pistons announced that guard Rodney Stuckey’s surgery to repair a fracture in his right thumb was a a success. He will wear a splint on the thumb and re-examined after two weeks.
The Sports Xchange reported through Yahoo! Sports that the injury was non-basketball related. Stuckey’s thumb was caught in the door jam when the door closed, which caused the distal phalanx fracture.
The Pistons currently have four other point guards on their roster, so they have plenty of depth until Stuckey returns. Chauncey Billups, who played with seven teams during his 16 year career, averaged 8.4 points in 22 games with the Clippers last season. Will Bynum played in 65 games with the Pistons last season and averaged 9.8 points in nearly 19 minutes per game. Brandon Jennings started 80 games with the Milwaukee Bucks last season and averaged 17.5 points per game. Peyton Silva is a 2013 2nd round pick out of Louisville.
Stuckey has played six seasons in the NBA, all with...