So apparently Rodney Stuckey has the blowing-in-ears role for the Pacers now.
With good/bad Lance going to Charlotte, wouldn't be surprised if the Pacers went after Rodney Stuckey...but do they have the cash?
Not having a playmaking point guard was mitigated by the fact Lance Stephenson was in the lineup. Pacers need a creator
Also hearing Pacers are expressing serious interest in Rodney Stuckey to fill backcourt void created by Lance Stephenson's move to Charlotte
Rival GM on Pacers losing Born Ready to Charlotte: "That is a big blow. We couldn't guard him."
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.
The Eastern Conference sure looks wide open w/ all these moves....Cavs added LeBron, Wiggins,Miller. Pacers lose Lance. Bulls added Pau
July 16 EASTERN CONFERENCE POWER POLL: 1. Bulls, 2. Cavs (without KLove), 3. Wiz, 4. Miami, 5. Pacers, 6. Char., 7. Toronto, 8. Atlanta.
Veteran scout texted me his concern, writing that Lance is the Pacers’ "most important player." Energy guy, creates on his own, raises tempo
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
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.
Just realized how brutal the Pacers' offense could be this season.
Fascinating times in the East. Top dogs Heat/Pacers lose talent to Cavs and Bobs, Bulls add Rose/Pau/Mirotic, Hawks get Horford back.
Assuming Cavs, Bulls, Wiz & Pacers make the playoffs, which 2 of the following 6 teams will NOT: Raps, Hawks, Heat, Nets, Knicks, Bobcats?
Lance gets to free agency 2 years quicker with Charlotte than with the Pacers deal, agent says. Was a major advantage.
Lance Stephenson is a huge upgrade at shooting guard for the Charlotte Hornets. Conversely, he's equally a huge loss for the Indiana Pacers.
With Lance leaving Pacers for Hornets, has East ever been more competitive? (Not saying good, just saying competitive.)
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.
The Lance situation all makes sense if one assumption is true: Pacers had to pull over.
Lance getting $9M per basically. Could have gotten more guaranteed from Pacers over long term.
Lance Stephenson leaves Indiana for Charlotte, which means the Pacers will have less drama, but also far less talent. Solid gamble from MJ.
What was the reported offer Lance got from the Pacers?
For Stephenson, suitors came and went -- from Lakers, Mavericks and Bulls to Bucks and Pistons -- and dialogue diminished with the Pacers.