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November 5, 2014 Updates

Don’t tell that to Kevin Seraphin. The Wizards backup big man is eager to trample the undermanned Pacers when they travel to the District for a nationally television meeting Wednesday night at Verizon Center. “Really bad. Really bad,” said Seraphin, who scored a season-high 15 points on 6-of-7 shooting Tuesday in the Wizards’ 98-83 victory over the New York Knicks. “We owe them. They came last year to Washington, beat us three times and basically took our playoffs away so we owe them. Now we got to get it, especially at home. That’s something we’re trying to establish right now. That’s our home now so nobody is going to come and beat us. If you’re going to beat us you’re going to have to leave some blood on the ground. So that’s what we’re trying to do.” Washington Post

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“Their starting lineup has no shooting,” one Eastern Conference scout told SheridanHoops. “Last year Josh McRoberts spaced the floor for them, but now you can really pack the paint against Charlotte. The Pacers last year had great spacing with Paul George and George Hill as strong 3-point shooters, and David West had good range. Lance just doesn’t have the same driving lanes in Charlotte.” Another scout believes Stephenson may wish he never left the Pacers by the end of the season. “When you’re the third option it’s easy to excel,” another Eastern Conference scout told SheridanHoops. “Coming to Charlotte, he’s more of a marked man. He probably thinks he’s better than he really is. When the tide rises, all boats rise. Indiana was winning and everyone looked good.” SheridanHoops

One of president Phil Jackson’s big decisions this season is whether to trade J.R. Smith, and the club had recent conversations with the Pacers regarding ex-Knick Chris Copeland, according to a league source. The 6-foot-9 Copeland, whom the Pacers signed in July 2013, has an expiring contract after bolting the Knicks for a two-year, $6 million deal, so he wouldn’t affect their 2015 cap space. New York Post

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It would take X-ray vision to recognize most of Bird's acts of charity. He prefers an under-the-table approach – or on-the-table, when necessary. He tries to keep it quiet. No press releases, no press conferences, no speeches, nothing ... unless there's a benefit to that as well. That's why Bird participated in One Legendary Night Saturday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, the Masquerade's annual fund-raising banquet for the Simon Youth Foundation and Pacers Foundation. He might have preferred to stay home with his family, but duty called. “I don't necessarily like to get up and speak,” he said beforehand. “But tonight I'm going to get up and talk about Bill Walton, and that's going to be fun,” he added, laughing. NBA.com

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"I wanted to stay there but they gave me a deadline where I had to choose," Stephenson said. "So there wasn't no time for me to make a decision. They gave me a deadline (before) how long it (was) going to take for them to go somewhere else. I had to make a quick decision and me and my agent decided we would see what other teams (were) talking about." Indianapolis Star

On July 2, the Pacers turned their attention to Plan B and agreed to terms with free agent CJ Miles. In Stephenson's view, the Miles' deal sealed his departure from the Pacers. "They didn't have nothing else. They had no more money or anything. That was basically it right there," Stephenson said. "Soon as I said no to that offer, they went and signed CJ. I figured they thought I had no chance of coming back, they just went on and signed CJ. … I felt like it was a wrap after that." Indianapolis Star

"They said shorter deals but it didn't make no sense to do the deals that they were talking about," Stephenson said. "I figured I'd just go somewhere else where I could be more happy and I feel like I'm playing (for) at least what I'm worth." Indianapolis Star

While that dinner included countless laughs and plenty of reminiscing, there's one reunion that will have to wait. Stephenson has not communicated with his former mentor, Bird, since leaving for Charlotte. "There ain't no hard feelings. That's my guy, but I haven't talked to him," said Stephenson, who expects to see Bird on Nov. 19 when he returns to Indiana for the first time as a Hornet. Definitely," Stephenson said. "I'm going to speak to him." Indianapolis Star

 

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