Rodney, Please S.O.S.

Tony MeyerAnalyst IFebruary 5, 2009

For those of you who aren't familiar with Mr. Rodney Stuckey, let me give you a quick overview of his impact in the league thus far in an online dating format:

Age: 22

Height/Weight: 6-5, 207

College: Eastern Washington

Likes: Driving the ball to the hoop, hitting big shots at the end of games, getting to the free-throw line, the feel of the soft cotton of my jersey against my smooth, chocolaty skin.

Dislikes: Wrist injuries, people telling me I look like 50 Cent.

Ideal Partner:  I would love someone who is big and strong and can run the floor with me.  I need someone who can hit an open jumper when I drive and kick, and someone who can clear some space for me in the paint.  

Moment I'm most proud of:  Last year we were playing in the Eastern Conference Finals against the Boston Celtics and I realized that even the best defenders in this league can't stop me.  I showed the world that I am a star.

Moment I'm least proud of:  People think that it's my fault that Chauncey Billups is no longer a Piston and that Rip Hamilton is coming off the bench.  Joe D saw something in me that enabled him to do this, and it is my goal to show all of you that his vision is not skewed.

Top Fantasy:  I want to be loved in this town like Chauncey was and Isiah before him.  I want to hit the big shots and bring this team back to glory.  

We have been on the cusp for so long and have only tasted sweet victory once.  I want to get a taste of that victory.  I am thirsty for it. And I am out to prove that when it is all said and done, a banner with my name will be raised alongside the greats in Piston history.

If you like what you see above, please check me out in action coming to an arena near you!  Thanks! xoxo

Is it getting hot in here?  

Okay, I took a cold shower, I am good now.  

Who would have thought that this kid from tiny little Eastern Washington would be asked to salvage a franchise?  Yes, Chauncey is gone and Rip is coming off the bench.  The Pistons that we have all become so used to seeing have changed drastically.   

We have given the keys to the car to a kid who just got his license.  Yes, there are going to be a lot of skeptics and doubters out there, but know this; our future is in good hands.  

How do I know this, you ask?  It's this simple:

-He is a quiet leader.

-He is liked by his teammates.

-He isn't afraid of big moments and big shots.

-He is coachable.

-He is determined to become a great jump shooter.

-He has a lot to prove and a chip on his shoulder.

Does this sound familiar?  It sounds like he has the same passion and demeanor that made Ben Wallace, Chauncey Billups, Dennis Rodman, and Antonio McDyess such great Pistons.  That is what gets me excited.  

This is Rodney Stuckey.  

The Present. The Future. The Franchise.