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Rodney Stuckey Agrees to Stay with Pacers, per Report

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Rodney Stuckey played really well on a minimum contract for the Indiana Pacers last season, and the Pacers have now rewarded him with a nice pay increase:

Stuckey averaged 12.6 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 26.4 minutes per game for the Pacers last season. He shot a career-high 44 percent from the field, and he blew away his previous high mark for three-point shooting. He’d never shot better than 31.7 percent from long range in his career before knocking down 39 percent of his triples last season.

Even if that number was a bit of a fluke and there’s some regression, this should still be a solid deal for Indiana. The Pacers have a really nice group of backcourt players with Stuckey, George Hill, Monta Ellis and Paul George, and with the new small ball vision for the team, I wonder if we’ll see lineups where all four of those players are on the court at the same time.

Indiana is going in a completely different direction with this emphasis on the backcourt and no more Roy Hibbert and David West, and it’ll be interesting to see how this new strategy plays out.

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