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McDyess looks McReady, plus a Stuckey update

A. Sherrod Blakely has good news about Antonio McDyess on MLive:

McDyess feels better: As the Pistons started clearing out the visiting locker room at Sacramento's Arco Arena late Sunday night, Antonio McDyess emerged from the trainer's room.

He was bummed out about missing a third straight game due to a left shoulder injury. He was pained even more by the fact that Detroit lost two of those three games.

McDyess said he plans to play on Wednesday when the Pistons host the New York Knicks.

"I could have probably played (tonight)," McDyess said. 'But it's a long season; don't want to come back too soon, especially this early in the season."

Also, Keith Langlois has encouraging news about Rodney Stuckey on

There was, at least, some positive news on the injury front for the Pistons to digest Tuesday.

Stuckey had doctors looking at his broken left hand in the morning and – though not OK’d for contact yet – was cleared to begin ballhandling, shooting and catching drills. He’s due to see the doctor again after the Cleveland game on Nov. 28, at which point it’s hoped he’ll be fully cleared.

"Right now it’s me getting back into condition and getting a feel for the ball," said Stuckey, who wore an unobtrusive brace on hand and appeared to shoot left-handed layups and ballhandle without difficulty. "(His doctor) wants to take it slow. I’m not in a rush and he’s not in a rush, either."

If Stuckey is cleared after the Cavs game, the timing would be perfect -- that's when the Pistons kick off five games in seven days, beginning on Dec. 1 in Milwaukee against the Bucks.