Candace Buckner

Stephen Holder: Life after Lance means returning players must step up indy.st/WeLPJN

Mark Montieth

If you're a veteran Pacers fan, this is pretty much 1999 all over again. Not saying next season will be like 2000, but many similarities.

Michael Pointer

For those of you interested, here is funeral information on former Indy 500 announcer Gary Lee. legacy.com/obituaries/ind…

Michael Pointer

#Pacers' Lance Stephenson signs 3-year, $27 million deal with Hornets indy.st/1mKNVeK via @indystar

Michael Pointer

Stephen Holder: Life after Lance means returning players must step up indy.st/1mNjBQB via @indystar

Michael Pointer

#Pacers pick up veteran shooting guard Rodney Stuckey indy.st/1mNS69F via @indystar

Lavoy Allen

LOL"@winegar_ronald: @Lavoy Allen sounds like silence of the lambs "it rubs the lotion on itself""

Lavoy Allen

What makes it even better is that I finally get to move out of my trainer's basement today

Lavoy Allen

Nothing better than 6am workouts, get to enjoy the rest of this beautiful day in Boston

Candace Buckner

#Pistons beat writer for Detroit Free Press --> RT @Vincent Ellis: @Candace Buckner Think he's a bargain for one year, vet minimum.

CJ Watson

Quote of the week. “The truth is rarely pure and never simple.” - Oscar Wilde

Candace Buckner

1 year, veteran minimum RT @rxfn5: @Candace Buckner what's the terms?

Candace Buckner

#Pacers haven't reached out to him RT @thepatrickirish: @Candace Buckner what about evan turner void and hope Larry has another move in him?

Candace Buckner

We talk about "antics" with Lance, but Stuckey was benched for insubordination, was defensive liability & had shooting problems.

Candace Buckner

Rodney Stuckey replacement to fill the Stephenson void is an interesting one.

David West

Hotel struggle in Aiken is real

Scott Agness

How is Lance Stephenson celebrating his first free agent contract? At the @ESPYS … with @Drake instagram.com/p/qhlgcAJGEy/

CJ Watson

Shout out to the staff and kids at veterans memorial for having me this afternoon had a fun time doing… instagram.com/p/qhxampC8Pz/

Donald Sloan

Ayyyyyye yooooooooo

Michael Pointer

#Indyeleven officials say sellout for this Saturday's game is earliest of the season. Guess someone cares about soccer after the World Cup.

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

Michael Pointer

Links: Hornets take a risk signing Lance Stephenson indy.st/1mhBD8E via @indystar

Michael Pointer

#indyeleven announces Saturday's game against Tampa Bay officially a sellout.

CJ Watson

Excited for camp on Monday @hoopheavenNJ, looking forward to a great week. #getbetter #CJWCamp

Michael Pointer

From my colleague Tim Evans. Court upholds sentence for Indiana man convicted of kicking cat indy.st/1mMokCf via @indystar

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

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

Michael Pointer

Erin Andrews' interview with Adam Wainwright was embarrassing. Respected her at ESPN. Looks like she's content being a personality at Fox.

Michael Pointer

I watched three innings of the All-Star Game. Much respect to Tom Verducci, but rest of the broadcasting crew? Mediocre at best.

Scott Agness

Lance has 2yrs left on his AND1 deal as their sole NBA endorser. Own shoe debuts in Feb. Gotta imagine MJ likes his guys playing in Jordans…

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

Candace Buckner

Here's updated story on former #Pacer Lance Stephenson signing 3-year, $27 million deal with Hornets indy.st/1mKNVeK via @indystar

Scott Agness

Absolutely. RT @John Schuhmann: More than ever, pressure is on Vogel to 1. Get more creative offensively and 2. Make better use of his bench.

Scott Agness

Bird regretted not spending more time w/ Lance last yr. Fellow Hall of Famer Michael Jordan should learn and stay on Lance from the outset.

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

Interesting to look back at quotes from Bird on Lance: "He’s a free agent. He could do whatever he wants to do.” "He can talk to any team"

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

Candace Buckner

Concessions are made in FA MT @qandrews9428: why on earth would lance's agent ever agree 2 a team option if they r looking for flexibility?

Scott Agness

Called it. Go off the grid and a deal would happen. Never fails. Stephenson to Charlotte on a 3-yr deal, team option in year 3.

Candace Buckner

Full statement from Lance Stephenson's representative indy.st/1mhe7c0 via @indystar

Candace Buckner

Lance's agent said this could have been done "July 2" if he wanted more $$$, which is to assume there were other lucrative offers

Candace Buckner

Folks on timeline asking why Lance walked away from 5 yrs. Now, this is only from Lance's side, but they say it was less $ stretched longer

Candace Buckner

As previously reported (and first by Mr. @Rick Bonnell), Lance's deal w/ CHA: $9M 2014-15, $9M 2015-16, then team option $9.4 2016-17

Candace Buckner

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

Candace Buckner

Still, must be noted that Lance's team never wanted a long-term deal ...

Candace Buckner

Posting a blog soon with a complete statement from Lance's side. Agent want to stress how much Lance appreciated Bird, team, teammates

Candace Buckner

"…which gave them less flexibility. I can respect that, it's business." -- Lance's agent

Candace Buckner

Agent: "They made an offer and then they went out and while I thought we were still at the table, they made some other deals…"

Candace Buckner

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

Candace Buckner

"...But you don’t want to take a little bit less and play your entire basketball prime, the next five years for a lower amount of money."

Candace Buckner

Lance's agent: "We’re betting on Lance and not against Lance. So if he had to take a little bit less, he was willing to do that...

Candace Buckner

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

Candace Buckner

Some updates re: Lance Stephenson's signing with the Charlotte Hornets...

Damjan Rudez

Summer is over ! Empezamos con trabajo

Candace Buckner

Cont'd: Hornets have 1 of the best big men in the game in Big Al, Lance can be a willing passer but also needs the ball. Sorry, Kemba

Candace Buckner

Quick takes: good 4 Lance 2 get paid, tho seems not so much more than he would've received here. Don't see how he fits in Clifford's system

Candace Buckner

Amendment: @Chris Broussard reports the terms at 3 years/$27 million

Candace Buckner

As @Rick Bonnell reports, Lance Stephenson to the Charlotte Hornets, 3 yrs/$27 M. I was told he met with team officials yesterday.

CJ Watson

Thank u for having me RT @kenthomson87: Thank you, @CJ Watson for coming on the show. You are a class act. @sportsxradio

Paul George

Congrats @KATis32 and @_Breezy_Briii on the AOY win. This is just the beginning. Pumped to see what you bring to the table. #GatoradePOY

CJ Watson

It's #CJW month @islideusa, w/every pair bought the proceeds will be donated to my foundation to help… instagram.com/p/qfxfz5C8Ol/

Mark Montieth

The problem isn't with A-S games, HR derbies and slam dunk contests as much as it's with all of us being spoiled and easily bored.

Michael Pointer

When I was 16, the All-Star game was must watch. My 16-year-old's must watch is the World Cup. He's watching "Wilfred" episodes tonight.

Candace Buckner

Simon declined further comment on the #Pacers offer to Lance Stephenson.

Candace Buckner

Got in 1 question re: Lance. Simon: "We made him a wonderful offer and they didn’t think it was enough so it’s a simple situation."

Candace Buckner

Spoke briefly with #Pacers owner Herb Simon after conclusion of NBA Board of Governors Meeting in Las Vegas.

Michael Pointer

In the aftermath of LeBron's decision, a good read on what constitutes a scoop in today's media world. deadspin.com/who-actually-g…

Michael Pointer

Orton told me once that he wanted to run for the Senate some day. Would love to see him do it. Thoughtful, candid and competitive. #purdue

Michael Pointer

Just saw the Cowboys releasing Kyle Orton. Remains one of the most interesting athletes I've covered from his days at #Purdue.

Michael Pointer

Jeter is an all-time great. But am I the only way that may avoid most of All-Star Game because he'll be nominated for sainthood by the end?

Lavoy Allen

Did he really just say "tall drink of water?"

Donald Sloan

Where is a good happy hour at in Dallas

Michael Pointer

Ex-Twins pitcher Pat Neshek makes an All-Star comeback like no other strib.mn/1yeQHfH

Evan Turner

I always consider getting rid of it but then I see it in person and be like "nahhhh" instagram.com/p/qettH3TSPO/

Scott Agness

Rare chance to get away on a lake for a couple days so expect a decision from Lance soon, of course…

CJ Watson

Before honor is humility

CJ Watson

Juice'd up!!! Thanks to Jamie for all my healthy drinks. Go stop by The Juice Standard and get some… instagram.com/p/qejOL9C8GT/

Mark Montieth

A grown man asked me today if I ever get to meet the athletes I write about. As if I make it all up from the sofa.

Mark Montieth

Sneezing while brushing your teeth never turns out well.

Scott Agness

Just watched Anchorman 2 - I’m always behind on movies - and boy was it rough. Not one laugh out of me. Anyone else?

Evan Turner

The other night at the concert when I went #cocainecrazy in the all white instagram.com/p/qdSvY1zSPi/

Scott Agness

Talked w/ Lance mid-season about his quotes. He said a few people close to him send him one daily that applies for perspective.

Scott Agness

The latest post from free agent @Lance Stephenson on Instagram: http://t.co/uGMjQGcg3W

Lavoy Allen

Hate being away from home for long periods of time instagram.com/p/qdHNK0qb6W/

Scott Agness

Former Pacer Fred Hoiberg is having surgery Tuesday to replace his pacemaker. Send thoughts his way, @ISUMayor32.

Michael Pointer

INCYMI: From waiver wire to All-Star, the often difficult journey of #Butler's Pat Neshek indy.st/1mBo1Kh via @indystar

Michael Pointer

. . .the pre-school at Irvington United Methodist Church when I attended services there. Could not have been nicer. Did a great job. RIP.