Saw this on Yahoo and hadn't seen it posted yet, but it appears that the Pacers were trying to get back into the first round and buy a late 1st rounder for 3 million and tried to buy an early 2nd rounder for 1.5 million so that they could select Stephenson. As luck would have it, he fell to us at #40. But it's interesting to see where we placed Stephenson as it seems as though Bird and Morway are very high on the kid. I think he may be a better NBA player than he was a college player. See the link and info below: http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/news;_yl...rslosers062510
Fortune also smiled on the Pacers, who, sources say, unsuccessfully tried to buy a late first-round pick for $3 million and an early second-rounder for $1.5 million to take Lance Stephenson, a former New York phenom. Despite their failed efforts, Stephenson fell to the Pacers anyway at No. 40.