Since returning from a hamstring injury that cost him 10 games, Rodney Stuckey has been an important player for the Indiana Pacers off the bench.
Rodney Stuckey has been a bit inconsistent since returning from injury, but the Indiana Pacers are happy to have him back. Even on nights when his shot wasn’t falling, he impacted the game. His attacking mentality creates opportunities for the Pacers.
Another big stat that shows how aggressive Stuckey is playing is how he’s getting to the foul line just under four times per game. That’s pretty good for a bench player. In fact, through the eight-game span since returning from injury, Stuckey is averaging more free-throw attempts per game than star Paul George is on the season.
It would be a huge boost for the Indiana Pacers if they can get another performance from Stuckey like he had against the Warriors last month. With everyone on the roster now fully healthy, it should be a much more competitive game.