I always thought he had what it takes to make it in the league just needed to be eased into it so not to further increase his ego in a bad way, and needed help defensively when he came in which hes clearly gotten a handle on. What does the nbadraft.net community think his true potential is? We seeing the tip of the iceberg here or just think what we see is it what we get?
Personally I think hel continue to get better as the season goes on and play with a lil more consistency carrying over the game time experience hes gained this year to the summer where he can refine some skills. Down the line i see him being Tony Allen with more offense putting up in the area of 12-15ppg with 5 rpg and 2-4 apg. Whats the verdict with all of u?
I think that this year he has proven to be a "yay".
He has obviously matured both on and off the court and he has been a solid starter while Granger has been sidelined.
Really happy that he finally seems to be getting it straight, he had tons of talent coming out of HS.
Hes only 22 i think. Born Ready has potential, hes having a good season
He has really improved his shooting and shot selection. I see him as the Pacers' starting SG for years to come.
I would have said "nay". He's made great improvements in his one-on-one defense and his outside shooting. He still has a long way to go with his decision making and team defensive concepts, but he's proven to me he is willing to work hard to improve. He will need a trade to be the full-time starter once Granger comes back. They are both signed through next year, assuming the Pacers pick up Lance's option for less than $1million
I've been very please with Lance this season. I think the coaching staff and organization deserve a ton of credit with how they have handled him throughout his career. He is proving that he is a capable starting 2 guard in the NBA who can occasionally slide over to the 1 and play some pg. I think once he hits his prime we will be looking at a 14-17ppg, 4-5 assists/gm, and around 4rpg as well. Kid still has a lot of untapped potential and is only going to get better. Indiana really needs to see what it can get for Danny Granger because Paul George is proving he is at his best as a SF. Perhaps look into trading Granger for some draft picks and extra backcourt depth
He may wind up getting moved though because Indy has George and Granger. He will be a bench player and could see his minutes become very small when Granger comes back.
If anyone from the Pacers is getting traded its Granger. Stephenson is on a cheap rookie contract with upside so he will not be going anywhere. Plus Larry Bird loves the guy, he gave him a chance when no one would.
is no longer with the organization. Donnie Walsh is running the team, with Kevin Pritchard as his right hand.
Not true. The Pacers love Stephenson and Granger is the one on his way out
Lance Stephenson has a rare combination of strength and play making ability. He might need a change of scenery to flourish but Indiana seems pretty high on him. With Hill and Augustine playing PG and being more of scoring PGs he is actually the best passer on the squad. I would keep him around for sure.
The Pacers have invested a lot in Stephenson and he's started to show some of his promise this season. He's really changed a lot of opinions on and off of the floor.