Kevin Pritchard Rumors
“We talk about our culture here and Kyle fits it perfectly,” said Pacers’ President of Basketball Operations Kevin Pritchard. “Not only is he a good, solid player, he’s an outstanding person who will help us on the floor and in the locker room. When I met with him last week I was very impressed with his professionalism and thrilled with his desire to be a part of what we are building here.”
Mark Montieth: Kevin Pritchard says he’s done with free agent signings for this summer and considers the roster set aside from signing players to non-guaranteed contracts. You never know when a trade opportunity comes up, but current roster likely what you’ll see in training camp, basically.
The Pacers looked favorably on Stephenson’s time with them and everything that came with the eccentric guard. “At the end of the day, Lance gave us some great years,” Pritchard said. “We love Lance. We love Lance on the court, we love Lance off the court. Sometimes, he was the best player on our team and sometimes he was the best player on the other team.”
But Stephenson responded on Instagram with a since-deleted post: “Best player for the other team really that’s how u feel about me. I put my heart to this game and also a team player. I do whatever it takes to help my team win not one time I felt like I help the opposite team win. I will always love my pacer fans.”
Scott Agness: Kevin Pritchard on not picking up the team option on Lance Stephenson’s contract: “This was a very difficult decision, but as free agency begins on July 1, we want to have flexibility so that we can prepare for all of our available options.”
Scott Agness: #Pacers Kevin Pritchard says they don’t know whether Thad Young will exercise his player option, which is due next Friday. “We’ve had a few conversations with his agent, but at the end of the day it’s his decision. We’d like to have him back. We’d like to keep this core back.”