Veteran guard Rodney Stuckey wants to continue his stint with the Indiana Pacers and is set to sign a three-year deal worth $21 million, according to reports. RealGM’s Shams Charania reported the specifics of the contract, which include a player option in the third year.
According to the same report, the 29-year-old Stuckey, who was an unrestricted free agent in this offseason, also drew interest from other playoff contenders, such as the Washington Wizards, Chicago Bulls and Houston Rockets.
After seven seasons with the Detroit Pistons, who selected him No. 15 overall in the 2007 NBA Draft, Stuckey joined the Pacers for the 2014-15 season. He averaged 12.6 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 71 games. He started 36 games last season for the Pacers, who missed some key starters throughout the season.
Stuckey is expected to assume a similar role for the Pacers in the upcoming season, serving as a backup to both guard positions. With the move to re-sign Stuckey, Indiana let go of backup point guard C.J. Watson, who signed with the Orlando Magic last week.