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Rodney Stuckey Earns Eastern Conference Player of the Week Honors

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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.