The Detroit Pistons opened training camp on Friday with some noticeable differences in their backcourt depth. Rip Hamilton was not expected, of course, going through a contract buyout that will free the long-time Piston to seek employment elsewhere.
Also missing was Rodney Stuckey who is heading into his fifth NBA season as a restricted free agent. There has been speculation that the versatile guard may be a sign-and-trade candidate for the Pistons if he is offered a deal elsewhere to rich for the Pistons to match.
But with the Hamilton situation cleared up, Joe Dumars is reportedly focusing on resolving Stuckey's situation with the team. It appears the market for Stuckey may be favorable enough for the Pistons to bring him back to give the team's backcourt more experience to play along with rookie Brandon Knight.
The situation should be resolved soon considering the Pistons, along with the rest of the NBA, have such a short time to prepare for the upcoming season. If Stuckey is going to play a part for the Pistons this year, he needs to get in camp and begin working with the team again.