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Rodney Stuckey Earns Eastern Conference Player of the Week Honors

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.

Other news: Detroit takes on Houston Tuesday night, hoping to extend their winning streak to six games. Ben Gordon and Will Bynum both practiced today.