How to Solve the Detroit Pistons’ Backcourt Woes

November 30th, 2012 by Jay Wierenga Leave a reply »
The Detroit Pistons largely have been the model of inconsistency this season. They began the season unable to beat anyone, but have come on strong lately in winning with relative ease.

At the heart of their inconsistency has been the play of their backcourt. Brandon Knight has been hot and cold, as he figures out how to play the point guard position, but that is just to be expected.

What has been maddening has been the play of the Pistons' two guards.

The long-term plan at the shooting guard spot is perhaps the one decision that has thus far eluded the Pistons, and the one decision that must be addressed immediately.

Stuckey infuriates

Rodney Stuckey had a strong season last year and many fans were hoping that he may have finally figured out his true role with the team. But so far this year, Stuckey is having some of his worst numbers as a professional. He is shooting less than 35 percent from the field, which for a slasher is pathetic, and his three-point shooting is a meager 22 percent.

Stuckey not only has struggled with his shooting, but he is taking terrible shots. Not only does he wreck the flow of the offense ...

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