Rumors: Kings Interested in Rodney Stuckey


It has been reported that the Sacramento Kings are looking at going after guard Rodney Stuckey once free agency begins.

"“The Sacramento Kings are also expected to express a level of interest in Stuckey, scouring for an available combo guard, a source said. Several contending teams could emerge for Stuckey during the free agency process.”  Via Shams Charania,"

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Though this news is not that much of an attention grabber, it is something that could show what the Kings are looking for right out of the gate, once free agency opens on July 1st.

The Kings need help in their backcourt and as much as people adore both Nik Stauskas and Ben McLemore, establishing the both guard position is something the Kings seem to be gravitating towards.

Lou Williams, Wes Matthews, and now Stuckey; all three of these players are guys that can play multiple positions.

The eight year veteran, Rodney Stuckey, is coming off of a semi-productive season with the Indiana Pacers, averaging 12.6 points and 3.1 assists in 26.4 minutes per game. Stuckey was looked to be the boost to the Pacers offense, when the team lost Paul George to that horrific let injury.

Now entering free agency it looks like Stuckey could be seeing himself in a different uniform, but it should be noted that both Stuckey and the Pacers have a mutual interest in getting him to stay right where he is.

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Stuckey’s ability to play at both the one and the two, unselfishness to pass the ball, and his ability to score the basketball in many different ways is what makes teams interested in Stuckey. With a skill set of Stuckey’s; why is he not a highly sought after free agent? Though he is being eyed by both the Kings and the Rockets, money wise for a player of his talent, Rodney Stuckey is cheap.

Through his first three years in Detroit he was looked at as a very promising player, maybe even the player that the Pistons could build through. Every year from his rookie season to his third year in the NBA, Stuckey found his entire production improve across every category on his stat sheet. Unfortunately, after arguably his best season in 2008-2009, Stuckey sadly became the definition of inconsistency.

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  • One game Stuckey looks as if he could be an all-star and the next he looks as if he should be the last man off your bench. I know that’s bit harsh, but from what I have seen, it’s the truth. The things he is capable of doing for a team is obvious and fans of any team he decides to go to, realizes that and expects nothing less than a productive season. With Kings in a place where they need to add players that will come in and be as productive and efficient as possible.

    When it’s all said in done, like we saw with the draft, most of this rumor talk is just talk. For the next few weeks you will hear the Kings name thrown out there when it comes to almost any free agent.

    However, out of all three of the guards the Kings have been linked too, Stuckey seems to be the more probable options considering the teams cap space situation.