According to Chris Haynes of Northeast Ohio Media Group, there is mutual interest between the Cleveland Cavaliers and free agent guard Rodney Stuckey. At this point, nothing appears imminent, but Stuckey is "intrigued" by possibly joining the Cavs, according to Haynes.
Last season with Indiana, Stuckey made $1.2 million and played in 71 games, starting 36 of them. The 29-year-old averaged 12.6 points, 3.1 assists, and 3.5 rebounds in 26.4 minutes per game. Stuckey, of course, spent his first seven seasons with Detroit. He averaged as many as 16.6 points per game back in 2009-10.
If he were to join the Cavs, he would serve as the backup point guard to Kyrie Irving, which would certainly mean the team's reported interest in Mo Williams would be over.
Stuckey could be asked to provide much of the scoring load off of the bench, especially if the Cavs do not retain the services of J.R. Smith. Last season, he averaged 13.2 points in the 35 games he did not start. Only five players -- Isaiah Thomas, Jamal Crawford, Lou Williams, Ryan Anderson, and Nick Young -- played in more games off of the bench and averaged more points than Stuckey.
So for right now, I guess the question is: Would you rather have Stuckey or Mo?