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January 21, 2015 Updates

I do think trading David West is the best option for the Pacers. They should get something back for him, because I can’t see him staying in Indiana when it’s clear they’re not going to in contention. He’s nearing the end of his career and wants to play for a contender. Basketball Insiders

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December 26, 2014 Updates

"I wish they wouldn't have traded away Chauncey the first time," Stuckey said today at The Palace, where he'll take the floor as a visitor for the first time when his Indiana Pacers play the Pistons. "To be honest with you. I wish they would have took the San Antonio Spurs' philosophy of keeping all their vets, getting younger guys around their vets, and doing it that way. You see how successful they are. "After Chauncey left, that's when everything went downhill. He was the glue that kept everything together, kept everybody accountable. Once you trade that away, you see what happens. Everything was just a domino effect after that." Booth Newspapers

December 22, 2014 Updates

Weekend Trade Rumble: Heard various Pacers were asked if Indy should try to bring Lance Stephenson back. Response NOT one of encouragement. That's Charlotte's challenge in trying to move Stephenson. Pacers were worn out by season's end & he had Hornets exasperated in record time Twitter @ESPNSteinLine

December 20, 2014 Updates

The Hornets aren't having much luck drumming up quality offers for Lance Stephenson, who they signed to a three-year, $27.4 million deal this past summer. After winning 43 games last season and making the playoffs, Charlotte is an abysmal 7-19 -- and chemistry, or lack of it, is a big part of the problem. The Pacers have had high-level internal talks about making a play for Stephenson, sources say, but there's a lot of hesitation -- and for good reason. CBSSports.com

December 18, 2014 Updates
December 17, 2014 Updates

Nevertheless, Shved has lost enjoyment for his current situation due to low minutes. The 6-foot-6 product averaged nearly 23 minutes as a rookie, but just 10.5 per game a season ago. Despite being one of their most productive players this season, the 76ers have played Shved only 16.8 minutes a game. Before dealing Shved to the 76ers, the Minnesota Timberwolves scanned several other teams interested in him, including the Indiana Pacers, league sources said. If he ultimately returns to Europe as a free agent, Shved, 26, would recoup significant minutes and a lucrative offer comparable to, if not higher than, his NBA value. RealGM

December 16, 2014 Updates

The Hornets signed Stephenson to a three-year, $27.4 million contract in July with expectations that he would be a core piece in their efforts to go deep into the playoffs. This season and next season – at a total value of $18 million – are guaranteed but the 2016-17 season is a team option. The Indiana Pacers – his first team – and Brooklyn Nets have both reportedly shown some interest. However, nothing is close, league sources say. Charlotte Observer

Indiana Pacers owner Herb Simon said he would personally be fine with bringing back Lance Stephenson in a trade, however the judgment would be up to the front office. "I'd be OK with it but it's not up to me. Larry (Bird) has to decide if he fits," Simon told The Star prior to Monday's game against the Los Angeles Lakers. Indianapolis Star

Several deciding factors would determine the Pacers' interest in Stephenson, said Simon, and a huge consideration would be chemistry. "First of all, we don't know if they're really trading him, at least I don't know," Simon said about the Hornets. "I know they made some calls and we would have to (figure out) how he fits back into the team. Those are all basketball decisions and Larry and Kevin (Pritchard) are the best to answer that. "We have the best basketball minds in Larry Bird and Kevin Pritchard and they're working on it every minute of every day. So, something will happen." Indianapolis Star

December 15, 2014 Updates
December 14, 2014 Updates

The Charlotte Hornets are targeting the Indiana Pacers and Brooklyn Nets as destinations to unload guard Lance Stephenson, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Stephenson becomes eligible to be traded on Monday, and Charlotte has rapidly lost hope that its brief partnership with Stephenson can stand the test of time. Yahoo! Sports

Indiana hasn't ruled out the possibility of bringing back Stephenson, but appears unwilling to seriously engage the Hornets without the inclusion of a first-round pick in a potential deal, sources told Yahoo Sports. Yahoo! Sports

 

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