HoopsHype Indiana Pacers Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: July 23, 2014 | 09:30 AM - Twitters - Rumors - Roster - Salaries

Andrew Perna

That didn't take long. #Pacers get Stuckey on one-year deal, reports @Sam Amick

Marc Stein

My pal @Sam Amick says Pacers have now closed on Rodney Stuckey and sealed a one-year deal with Stuckey to step in for Lance Stephenson

Ira Winderman

So apparently Rodney Stuckey has the blowing-in-ears role for the Pacers now.

Sam Amick

Rodney Stuckey has agreed to join the Indiana Pacers on a one-year deal, @USATODAYsports has learned. Nice pickup after losing Stephenson.

Andrew Perna

Grading The Deal: Lance Stephenson Leaves #Pacers For #Hornetsbit.ly/1l5hsLE

Kurt Helin

With Lance Stephenson gone, Pacers reportedly focusing on Rodney Stuckey dlvr.it/6LYgtl

Vincent Goodwill

With good/bad Lance going to Charlotte, wouldn't be surprised if the Pacers went after Rodney Stuckey...but do they have the cash?

Lang Greene

Not having a playmaking point guard was mitigated by the fact Lance Stephenson was in the lineup. Pacers need a creator

Michael Pointer

As a reporter, I'll miss Lance. He usually said what was on his mind. Can't ask for much more than that. #pacers

Marc Stein

Also hearing Pacers are expressing serious interest in Rodney Stuckey to fill backcourt void created by Lance Stephenson's move to Charlotte

David Aldridge

Rival GM on Pacers losing Born Ready to Charlotte: "That is a big blow. We couldn't guard him."

Michael Pointer

My apologies. Here is the link to me and Mr. Keefer talking #Pacers and Lance. twitter.com/michaelpointer…

Michael Pointer

My colleague @zkeefer and I discuss Lance Stephenson's move to Charlotte. Wonder what's next for the #Pacers?

Michael Pointer

#pacers Hibbert, Mathis reach out to Stephenson after Charlotte deal indy.st/1mhooEW via @indystar

Sean Highkin

The Pacers will still be really good, but losing Lance sucks. I've got the Bulls as favorites in the east if Rose is healthy.

Kurt Helin

Report: Lance Stephenson’s camp viewed five-year offer from Pacers as ‘an albatross’ dlvr.it/6LRNlg

Adam Zagoria

The Eastern Conference sure looks wide open w/ all these moves....Cavs added LeBron, Wiggins,Miller. Pacers lose Lance. Bulls added Pau

Michael Pointer

The money per year is similar. Lance put the third season in Charlotte's control. Interesting. #pacers

Michael Pointer

When this whole process started, I thought Lance would be back. But in the end, is anyone really surprised at what he does? #Pacers

Joe Cowley

July 16 EASTERN CONFERENCE POWER POLL: 1. Bulls, 2. Cavs (without KLove), 3. Wiz, 4. Miami, 5. Pacers, 6. Char., 7. Toronto, 8. Atlanta.

Steve Aschburner

Someone must have whispered (blown?) into Lance Stephenson's ear to grab $18M guaranteed vs. $44M. Pacers on clock. on.nba.com/1qfBpY1

Candace Buckner

Post-Lance reset: as traditional lineup goes, the #Pacers have only one shooting guard under contract for the 2014-15 season: C.J. Miles

Candace Buckner

Nugget @ end of update RT @Andrew Perna: The #Pacers were not given a chance to match Charlotte’s offer on Lance, per @Candace Buckner

Andrew Perna

The #Pacers were not given a chance to match Charlotte’s offer on Lance, per @Candace Buckner

Scott Agness

Veteran scout texted me his concern, writing that Lance is the Pacers’ "most important player." Energy guy, creates on his own, raises tempo

Scott Agness

Pacers have a 14 played under contract next season, 11 guaranteed, and are ~$3M under the tax line. Big hole at SG to be addressed via trade

Jason Lloyd

Losing Stephenson is a big blow to Pacers, who are a head case with or without him. East should be improved, but still wide open.

John Schuhmann

Just realized how brutal the Pacers' offense could be this season.

Candace Buckner

so even tho they express "undying love" to Bird & #Pacers, sides were never on same page for these last two weeks. Never.

Andrew Perna

The #Pacers had hoped Evan Turner would have filled the void left behind by Lance.

Candace Buckner

Also, Lance's agent said there had been several talks with the #Pacers, the last one happening a couple days ago but...

Frank Madden

Fascinating times in the East. Top dogs Heat/Pacers lose talent to Cavs and Bobs, Bulls add Rose/Pau/Mirotic, Hawks get Horford back.

Candace Buckner

Per his agent, #Pacers offered Lance two deals. Both for 5 years, but Lance's side wanted shorter term

Tommy Beer

Assuming Cavs, Bulls, Wiz & Pacers make the playoffs, which 2 of the following 6 teams will NOT: Raps, Hawks, Heat, Nets, Knicks, Bobcats?

Adam Zagoria

Lance gets to free agency 2 years quicker with Charlotte than with the Pacers deal, agent says. Was a major advantage.

Adam Zagoria

Lance will make $1.36M more in the 1st year w/ Charlotte than he would've w/ the Pacers, his agent tells @SNYtv

Michael Scotto

Lance Stephenson is a huge upgrade at shooting guard for the Charlotte Hornets. Conversely, he's equally a huge loss for the Indiana Pacers.

Andrew Perna

#Pacers fan wanted the team to re-sign Lance Stephenson badly. Now they are abandoning ship pretty fast.

Ira Winderman

With Lance leaving Pacers for Hornets, has East ever been more competitive? (Not saying good, just saying competitive.)

Michael Scotto

Lance Stephenson signs a 3-yr, $27 million deal with the Charlotte Hornets after declining a 5-yr, $44 million deal with the Indiana Pacers.

Andrew Perna

The Lance situation all makes sense if one assumption is true: Pacers had to pull over.

Andrew Perna

#Pacers fans blaming MJ and the #Hornets for stealing Lance, look to the #Jazz. Charlotte needed Plan B after Utah matched Hayward's sheet.

Andrew Perna

Lance getting $9M per basically. Could have gotten more guaranteed from Pacers over long term.

Tony Mejia

Lance Stephenson leaves Indiana for Charlotte, which means the Pacers will have less drama, but also far less talent. Solid gamble from MJ.

Kris Willis

What was the reported offer Lance got from the Pacers?

Shams Charania

RealGM Story: Lance Stephenson leaves the Indiana Pacers for a three-year, $27.5M deal with the Charlotte Hornets. tinyurl.com/ouef986

Shams Charania

For Stephenson, suitors came and went -- from Lakers, Mavericks and Bulls to Bucks and Pistons -- and dialogue diminished with the Pacers.

Andrew Perna

Few notes on #Pacers re: Lance. We don’t know how involved Simon is on talks, finality of offer. Dinwiddie busy meeting with Memphis.

Rick Bonnell

Hornets now considering sigining Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson: blogs.charlotte.com/inside_the_nba…