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Pistons' Stuckey benched, refuses to re-enter

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12:58 PM ET 11.04 | The Pistons fell to 0-5 -- their worst start since the 1980-81 season -- with a 94-85 loss to the perfect Atlanta Hawks. The Pistons got surprisingly good performances from Greg Monroe and Tracy McGrady, but were overpowered by the Hawks' frontline down the stretch Wednesday. But Rodney Stuckey -- one night after Pistons coach John Kuester questioned the team's lack of leadership in a blowout home loss to the Celtics -- didn't play the last 20:56 of the game after he went to the bench.Early in the third quarter, Kuester called for Stuckey twice during a stoppage in play and Stuckey didn't acknowledge him

Detroit Free Press

John Kuester, Rodney Stuckey, AP John Kuester, Rodney Stuckey, AP
November 4, 2010  01:14 PM ET

Wow. Are the Piston's on the verge of a meltdown?

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November 4, 2010  01:26 PM ET

Stuckey was drafted by Detroit to be a leader. Fair or not, the Pistons will ask more of him than any other team he'll play for. Is this really a bad thing? Think long and hard about your next move Rodney.

November 4, 2010  01:26 PM ET

His feelings were obviously hurt. Does anyone know how hard it is to play with hurt feelings?

November 4, 2010  01:43 PM ET

Welcome to detroit where the players pla...oh wait

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November 4, 2010  01:57 PM ET

Caption
"I'm constipated coach."

"Just relax son, it'll come out."

November 4, 2010  01:57 PM ET

Don't really know what to say about this. I liked Stuckey, but acting like a hurt child is not something I can really support.

November 4, 2010  02:37 PM ET

Stuckey should be placed on the trading block for this.

November 4, 2010  02:44 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Stuckey should be placed on the trading block for this.

What kind of value do you think he'd fetch?

November 4, 2010  03:03 PM ET

Grow up, bro!

November 4, 2010  03:18 PM ET

Stuckey Sucks!!

They should have kept Billips.

November 4, 2010  03:19 PM ET

Wow...so much for the idea that he deserved to be the starter in front of AI as the "future" of the Pistons.

November 4, 2010  03:21 PM ET

What a idiot

November 4, 2010  03:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

What kind of value do you think he'd fetch?

I'm not sure.

But I am a Pistons fan and I personally don't like having this kind of divas on the team. He hasn't even done anything to earn diva status.

November 4, 2010  03:30 PM ET

Maybe they can blame this on Iverson......you know like they did before........

BTW this is the time Prince and RIP need to put that young one in line

November 4, 2010  03:32 PM ET

whatever. An irrelevant team from an irrelevant town.

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November 4, 2010  04:11 PM ET

way to put the team first stuckey...

 
November 4, 2010  04:27 PM ET
QUOTE(#16):

I'm not sure.But I am a Pistons fan and I personally don't like having this kind of divas on the team. He hasn't even done anything to earn diva status.

I'm a Piston fan too and this is tough to watch. The team expects the world from this kid and time is running out for him to show us that he's got all that will be asked of him. It's his first mental blow-up and its got to be frustrating not getting the extension. On a positive note, he didn't eff up and give the media a bunch of useable quotes. Let's give it another week and another couple of games.

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