Stuckey the East’s Player of the Week

From an NBA press release:

NEW YORK, Dec. 14, 2009 – The Detroit Pistons’ Rodney Stuckey and the Utah Jazz’s Deron Williams today were named the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Dec. 7, through Sunday, Dec. 13.

Stuckey led the Pistons to a 3-0 week, averaging 27.0 points on .529 shooting from the field, 6.0 assists, 2.3 rebounds and 1.3 steals. On Dec. 12, Stuckey led the Pistons with a season-high 29 points and added seven assists, helping Detroit to its fifth straight victory, a 104-95 win over Golden State. On Dec. 9 at Philadelphia, Stuckey led all scorers with 27 points, including the game-winning field goal with 8.7 seconds remaining.

Stuckey has actually been hot for about three weeks, but considering he's been a huge part in Detroit winning six of their last seven, he's finally getting noticed -- not only by the NBA, but also by many hometown fans who were down on him early in the year. Now that Rip Hamilton is back and Ben Gordon and Will Bynum are expected to return soon, it'll be interesting to see John Kuester juggle the rotation in a way that keeps the veterans happy and Stuckey rolling.

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