The best option to replace him likely will be on their roster. The reality is that anyone unsigned right now would have a learning curve, and there’s a reason they’re without a job. Pacers fans are pushing for a third act from Lance Stephenson; there was even a chant of “We want Lance” at the end of Tuesday’s win, but don’t get your hopes up. League sources say that is not under consideration.
In the end, the Liaoning one-two punch of Lance Stephenson and Salah Mejri was just too much to overcome for San Miguel in their semifinals showdown in the East Asia League Terrific 12 on Saturday night. The Flying Leopards whipped the Beermen 111-89 as Stephenson and Mejri, both former NBA players accounted for half of the CBA ballclub’s total output. Stephenson poured in 35 points while the 7-foot-2 Mejri had 21 in the runaway win.