The Pistons won’t be able to see what their full compliment of players looks like until Brandon Jennings is cleared to play after his fractured jaw, but Rodney Stuckey is hopeful he’ll be able to go on opening night.
Stuckey’s broken right thumb has progressed to the point the Pistons say he’s been cleared for “limited basketball activities” and after visiting with doctors Friday, he’s back to shooting the ball with his right hand — but no contact drills.
“Everything’s healing good. (I’ll) just take it day by day,” Stuckey said. “Cleared to do limited basketball stuff. Really no contact as of now. Just doing drills and stuff. Doing 5 on 5 with the guys, can’t do that now. The running drills, the offensive and defensive stuff, I’m doing it.”
Stuckey would be a big boost to an injury-depleted backcourt if he can play Wednesday against the Washington Wizards, the season opener for both teams. The Wizards are a guard-led squad, with point guard John Wall and sharpshooting sophom