Mike Valenti: Sometimes Simplicity Is Best (Update)
Matt Dery’s sources tell him that the Pistons have not offered Stuckey “Mike Conley” money.
Rodney Stuckey should never play another minute with the Detroit Pistons. Simple enough?
Today Stuckey turned down a reported 5-yr $40 million deal to stay with the Detroit Pistons. That amounts to Terry Foster turning down sex with Kate Upton. If I were Joe Dumars I’d pick up the phone and simply say, “Get lost, you’re done here.”
Who the hell does this guy think he is? First of all, he’s awful. Secondly he has proven to be a disruption in the locker room and on the court. Why Dumars even wanted him back is beyond me, but that is for another time.
The issue at hand is a mediocre player with limited leverage turning down an insane offer and alienating the few fans he has left in this town. Now Stuckey will likely take a one year qualifying offer of $3.75 million and become a free agent next year. My response? Good.
What a confusing and disappointing off season for the Detroit Pistons.