AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- Rodney Stuckey was drenched in sweat, tugging at his shorts, the international sign of a tired basketball player.
He had just finished a 2 12-hour practice with his Pistons teammates, yet he and rookie Brandon Knight kept doing extra shooting drills with assistant coach Dee Brown.
Over and over again, the two would dart around orange cones, stop and then shoot. Sometimes a team assistant would stand in the lane for them to drive around or shoot over.
The only thing that stopped them was the fact that they had to be ready to board a plane at 4 p.m. for the quick flight to Cleveland for Tuesday night's second and final preseason game.
"I'm good. Yeah, I'm tired, but this is what we've got to do," Stuckey said, mopping his brow with a towel. "This is my job. I missed a week of training camp, so I'm just trying to fight back and get back into the rhythm."
Stuckey was a restricted free agent after last season and did not re-sign until Saturday. The deal is rep...