On Sunday night, Detroit Pistons coach Lawrence Frank benched Rodney Stuckey.
Now, we aren't talking about your typical, run-of-the-mill benching. That was a regular occurrence for Stuckey a couple years ago. He and then-coach John Kuester had run-ins on a fairly consistent basis.
Since then, Stuckey began to show signs of growing up. He volunteered to pursue therapy and last year he seemed to take major steps forward, even resembling a leader at times.
This year, Stuckey continued to show signs of maturity, volunteering to come off the bench and let rookie Kyle Singler start.
But his play has been uneven at best and his style of play does not seem to fit with Frank's offensive mindset.
This team runs best when the ball is not in Stuckey's hands, and this has been hard on the young guard.
Sunday night was a culmination of what has been a frustrating season for Stuckey. Only Stuckey and the team know what happened, but it is safe to say that this is, at best, an ominous sign for the match of the Pistons and Rodney.
One idea for solving this issue could come in the form of a trade. Stuckey is guaranteed $8.5 million this year and is partially guaranteed that amount next year. His contract is not a tough one to swallow, especially for a team looking for a dynamic scorer that can create his own shot.
Here are the five best trade options for Rodney Stuckey.