Detroit Pistons’ shooting guard Rodney Stuckey is still nursing an injured right thumb that he injured earlier in the month. He practiced without contact and is not expected to be ready to play in the season opener on Wednesday.
As reported by Anthony Fenech of Freep.com, head coach Maurice Cheeks did not rule out Stuckey against the Washington Wizards, but wasn’t optimistic about Stuckey’s chances to play.
“Probably not,” he said. “I don’t think it would be fair to him to just go out there and jump into the fray like that after being out such a long time.
“I don’t think it’s fair to him, personally.”
The back court situation is iffy right now in Detroit, with Brandon Jennings still recovering from oral surgery. Even so, Cheeks will not rush Stuckey back, who had a screw implanted shortly after hurting his thumb on October 9.
“Until he plays 5-on-5 with some contact, I think it’s safe to say that he’s probably not going to be out there on Wednesday,” Cheeks said. “If he does