INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Pacers announced Tuesday they have re-signed veteran free agent Rodney Stuckey to a three year deal. It’s reportedly worth $21 million dollars.
“I love everything about this place. The coaching staff is phenomenal with Frank, Pop, Dan Burke, Nate, and all those guys,” said Stuckey. “I just wanted to come back. I’m excited to be here, and it’s going to be a good year for us.”
Stuckey excelled in his sixth man role last season, which was something he lobbied for from Coach Frank Vogel. He averaged almost 13 points a game coming off the bench for the Pacers.
The Pacers took their time with Stuckey in free agency, going after Monta Ellis first, a similar player.
“I think Monta is going to be locked in at that two position. He’s been a proven scorer in this league for so many years, and he’s been starting for so many years at that two position,” said Stuckey. “I think me coming off the bench is where I’m most comfortable at. I’m just looking forward to getting back in that role and contributing as much as I can, and I will.”
It’s been a busy week for Stuckey who married his fiance, Heidi, in Seattle on Friday.