Pistons Offseason News: Rodney Stuckey To Remain With Pistons

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Rodney Stuckey Agrees To Stay With Detroit Pistons

The Detroit Pistons backcourt is finally settled with the NBA regular season rapidly approaching. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, guard Rodney Stuckey has agreed to a 3-year, $25 million deal that will keep the dynamic combo-guard in Pistons uniform for the near future.

Rodney Stuckey has agreed to a 3 year, $25 deal to stay with Pistons, league source confirms to Y!

Earlier reports had Stuckey holding out for about the same money per year but for a 5-year deal. Considering the current NBA market, this should be considered a solid compromise by both sides which comes after Detroit finally released veteran guard Richard Hamilton with a buy out allowing him to move on to the Central Division rival Chicago Bulls.

Stuckey will help add versatility to the Pistons back court which saw rookie Brandon Knight, Ben Gordon and Will Bynum play the bulk of the minutes in Friday night's preseason loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.


Richard Hamilton Released By Detroit Pistons, According to Report

Richard Hamilton is one of the few remaining members of the Detroit Pistons championship squad in 2004, but it apparently will not be that way for long. The man better known as Rip, a 12-year NBA veteran, is apparently on his way to being released by the team as training camp opens this weekend.

Hamilton has been waived by the Pistons and will be bought out of his contract, according to the Detroit Free Press. The cut is apparently not going to happen under the new amnesty clause, which would allow the team to wipe his contract from the books entirely, because the two sides have apparently agreed to a buyout for a lesser amount.

The Pistons have said that they don't plan to use the amnesty clause, but it would seem that would have been a better option for Hamilton as he would have received the full remaining amount of his salary -- $12,500,000 for the upcoming season and at least $9 million guaranteed for 2012-13. By accepting a buyout, however, Hamilton will be able to choose his new team on his own rather than going through the amnesty bidding process.

The Pistons have already re-signed Tayshaun Prince and Jonas Jerebko to larger than average deals. Aside from Prince, Hamilton was the lone member still on the Pistons roster from the 2003-04 NBA championship team.

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Detroit Pistons Free Agent Tayshaun Prince Receiving Interest From Los Angeles Clippers

The Detroit Pistons have had Tayshaun Prince on the roster since drafting him in 2002, but the lanky forward became a free agent after his five-year extension came to a close a the end of last season. Prince could re-sign with Detroit if he's so inclined, but he's apparently receiving interest from the Los Angeles Clippers as well.

Prince is expected to be courted by several teams before they officially are allowed to sign players on Dec. 9, but the Clippers are the first to be reported -- as per the Los Angeles Times:

The Clippers have reached out to free agent Tayshaun Prince to gauge his interest in playing for them this season, a source said Wednesday afternoon. Prince also is a Los Angeles native, having attended Dominguez High School.

Prince made over $11 million last season for the Pistons, averaging 14.1 points on 47 percent shooting while providing his usual solid defense. It wouldn't be surprising to see the Pistons try to keep him in their plans but, Austin Daye is waiting in the wings if they're unable to foot Prince's bill.

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