Rodney Stuckey's performance over the last week has earned him Eastern Conference Player of the Week honors from the league today:
Via the Free Press:
Stuckey led the Pistons to a 3-0 week, averaging 27 points on 52.9% shooting, 6.0 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 1.3 steals.
Here is a recap of Stuckey's week:
Dec. 9 at Philadelphia: Posted 27 points, eight assists and five rebounds in a 90-86 win.
Dec. 10 vs. Denver: Scored 25 points to go along with three assists and two steals in a 101-99 win.
Dec. 12 vs. Golden State: Tallied 29 points, seven assists and two rebounds in a 104-95 win.
As I mentioned in last game's recap, Stuckey hasn't been great in just the past week -- he's been on a roll all of December. In the month of December he is averaging nearly 24 points per game, six assists, and just over four rebounds per game. He's also shooting 49% after a rough 36% opening month and 39% last month. Perhaps we are seeing a continuously improving, and more consistent, Stuckey that we can get accustomed to watching play like he has of late.
An interesting note: Pistons Nation points out, this honor comes in similar circumstances to Stuckey receiving the POW award last year. Last year, the Pistons were in the middle of a winning streak and the Pistons were hit hard with injuries.