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:
Rodney Stuckey has agreed in principle on three-year, $21 million deal with the Indiana Pacers, league sources tell RealGM. Year 3 opt out.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 5, 2015
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.