After watching lance in the summer league I was trying to think of a guard that he reminds me of. being 6'5 and 210 he is a little bigger then rose's 6'3 190. Lances big strengths are his mid-range game and ability to finish at the rim. Rose has great handles and lance could also but, lance dribbles alot and is inexperienced at pg. Rose's shot needed some working coming out of memphis and didn't shoot a high % from the field. He is good at dishin out assist and finishing at the rim. Lance seems to have a good court vision also and made some great passes. Rose also has a high speed and a never stop moving way about him when he has the ball. Lance seems to be that kind of guy too. One thing lance will have on rose is his mid-range game. And if you have a good mid-range game then guys gotta stick on you making it easier for lanes to open. Obviously lance wont average 6assist like rose did his rook year and might not even see half the time rose did.
I could also see a dwayne wade like thing about lance. Ive yet to see the expolisiveness from lance that wade has but, I could see lance dunking on a few people tho. wade is a sg like lance but controls the ball alot also. wade is 6'4 220 and more lances size. wade can do it all and if stephenson is as good as I think the only reason he wouldnt be able to be a wade like player is his attitude that we've heard about.
Obviously the 2 guys i compared him to are all-star caliber and franchise player but, Lance would of been a lottery pick if he didnt have baggage. I like to compare him to a player he could turn out to be like rather then an average nba player. I could also see him bein an o.j mayo type if the pg doesn't work out but, now mayo is possibly going to play point next year and maybe if he turns out to be good lance could be jus as good.
So those are the player i think of when i think of stephenson as a guard.
anyone else have a guard or sg to compare him to?