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    PREFACE: Leave the completely negative content out of here, please. We do not know whether or not he is guilty, and it would be silly to assume.

    To start things off, let me use some quotes from posters, Boyle, and Bird to get me started on my opinion on Lance.

    Q. As you identify the core of your team moving forward, how many pieces do you think you need? Is it two guys? Is it three?

    A. Well, Im pretty bullish on Lance Stephenson. If hes going to be what I think hes going to be I already know Paul (George) is going to be there maybe its just two. I think the kids got a chance to be very special. And I think Pauls going to be special. And weve got the money to go fill out this team and be very competitive in this league.
    You see, he went out of his way to bring Lance into the equation. That really says something about his potential abilities. He's 20 years old and he is a project. Bird believes that in a couple of years that Lance Stephenson will blow up and become a very productive player according to his own words. Maybe can you sense that Bird thinks higher of Lance than he thinks of George?

    Lance said in a pre-game interview a couple of games ago that he is much improved from the beginning of the season. That may just be optimism on his part, but part of me actually makes me believe that because part of his issues were simple fundamental things like team defense, dump-down passes, and court awareness which are easily fixed with experience.

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    Regardless of the opinion of some of our holier-than-thou compadres, I'm pretty excited to see him get on an NBA court and see what he can do against real competition. If vnzla was right and he was indeed schooling B.Rush, a guy most consider our best perimeter defender, during pre-game yesterday, then it really says something about his offensive abilities.


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    Interested Parties,

    There's far more to being a good NBA player than talent, so I have no idea whether Employee #6 will be able to contribute. I can, however, tell you this: his talent is remarkable. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that, on talent alone, George is the only other player on this team that I would put in Stephenson's class.

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    Honestly, outside of Paul George and maybe Dahntay Jones, who else on our team can make that play: Pre-season or not?

    Lance Stephenson is a very, very talented basketball player in my opinion. He has ridiculous strength, a solid mid-range shot, very impressive handles, great feel around the basket, and significant court vision which is something that we can use right now. The intriguing part about Lance is that we have no idea right now what his potential or talent is which makes me want to see him more an more. I don't mind if they are just spot minutes, blow out minutes, or if he takes Dahntay Jones' minutes; I want to see the kid play.

    He isn't just any second round pick. He's not just a senior with little talent and potential like many second round picks. He's a 20 year old with a lot of raw talent and special physical tools.. Hence all of the intrigue.

    So, let's give him some spot minutes after All Star break and then we can go from there. It is time to see what this kid has in him. He's apparently good enough to get a four year contract which nets us his Bird Rights. Let's see what he's got. If he has a lot of work to do, than keep playing him and let him work through those problems. If he comes into the game and "Reminds us why he is a project," than that is fine. But if he plays and shows some talent with some inconsistency, than by all means let him smooth out those creases in his game. After all, that is what we did with Josh McRoberts and everything is working out fine right now.

    The questions from me to you are how good is he going to play after break and is he good enough to earn minutes as a third point guard and third shooting guard off the bench this year?

    I hope that he plays well enough to earn minutes from Mike and others, but I won't expect it because he is just a rookie that has a lot of work to do to refine his skills.

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    i say let go of dunleavy and rush. paul george starts at 2 and lance backs him up

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    To get it out of the way, yes there's a moderate-to-high possibility he'll screw himself (and by extension, the Pacers) over by doing something dumb (again).

    With that out of the way, I sense this is a kid who declared way too early for the draft, and had he stuck around college longer, I think he'd have become a high lottery pick.

    I'm still excited to see him start to play, and I hope that begins soon. I think he can play both guard spots depending on the matchups, and I think he'll prove to be a high-quality shot-creator and slasher who occasionally throws a highlight-quality dime.

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    i say let go of dunleavy and rush. paul george starts at 2 and lance backs him up
    Really if Rush stays around he is will end up just being a backup to Paul. Lance will be in the mix too but, wont know how much until we see him play in an NBA game. I have no problem with Rush staying around and being our first guy off the bench but, will he want to be that guy?
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    To get it out of the way, yes there's a moderate-to-high possibility he'll screw himself (and by extension, the Pacers) over by doing something dumb (again).

    With that out of the way, I sense this is a kid who declared way too early for the draft, and had he stuck around college longer, I think he'd have become a high lottery pick.

    I'm still excited to see him start to play, and I hope that begins soon. I think he can play both guard spots depending on the matchups, and I think he'll prove to be a high-quality shot-creator and slasher who occasionally throws a highlight-quality dime.
    If he'd have stayed, he'd more than likely be a mid first rounder. I think we got a steal with Lance.

    I'm hopeful that the Pacers will trade Rush, Duns and even our first to get a PF that we need. Thus freeing up playing time for Lance.

    Not sure how it'll all get done, but I do look forward to seeing Lance play in the second half.
    Lance + Starting SG = Awesome

    Now really free Lance!

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    On offense, he is a special talent. I don't think many doubted that. He has more offensive "game" than anyone on the roster other than George...and that includes Danny. I get all of that. He can flat out ball on offense. I have very little doubt that he can get his own shot.

    My main concern is when he needs to defend. Can he defend adequately? What position will he attempt to defend?

    A lesser concern is how he will mesh with his team mates, both on offense, in the locker room and off the court (entirely leaving out all the non-basketball concerns).

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    On offense, he is a special talent. I don't think many doubted that. He has more offensive "game" than anyone on the roster other than George...and that includes Danny. I get all of that. He can flat out ball on offense. I have very little doubt that he can get his own shot.

    My main concern is when he needs to defend. Can he defend adequately? What position will he attempt to defend?

    A lesser concern is how he will mesh with his team mates, both on offense, in the locker room and off the court (entirely leaving out all the non-basketball concerns).
    Not many in the league play defense. I would say only about 20% of the league are good defender.

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    On offense, he is a special talent. I don't think many doubted that. He has more offensive "game" than anyone on the roster other than George...and that includes Danny. I get all of that. He can flat out ball on offense. I have very little doubt that he can get his own shot.

    My main concern is when he needs to defend. Can he defend adequately? What position will he attempt to defend?

    A lesser concern is how he will mesh with his team mates, both on offense, in the locker room and off the court (entirely leaving out all the non-basketball concerns).
    There is no doubt in my mind that he can play better defense than Dunleavy or Murphy, as long as he can do that I'm good.

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    Not many in the league play defense. I would say only about 20% of the league are good defender.
    but if lance is going to be a really good player, he will have to be able to defend his position. and given his size, it would be so much easier to defend PG's than SG's.

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    Not many in the league play defense. I would say only about 20% of the league are good defender.
    Good is not what I think he needs to be. Adequate on D is all he needs to be to stick in the league a very long time with his offensive game.

    I just hope he looks better on D than summer league...because if that's his real D...it's not going to work. It was not adequate. Of course, that was when he was guarding PG's...

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    but if lance is going to be a really good player, he will have to be able to defend his position. and given his size, it would be so much easier to defend PG's than SG's.
    Steve Nash is proably the one of the worst defenders in the league. Melo plays 0 defense. Many star players dont play good defense

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    Steve Nash is proably the one of the worst defenders in the league. Melo plays 0 defense. Many star players dont play good defense
    you're right about steve nash. melo is a much better defender than he gets credit for. he can play defense, but he doesn't. at least not very often during the regular season.

    but unless lance is steve nash [or maybe derrick rose], he need to defend his position.

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    i say let go of dunleavy and rush. paul george starts at 2 and lance backs him up
    I want Brandon to stay here, but if Lance is gonna backup Paul at SG, Brandon's gonna have to backup Danny at SF which is a position he's not very comfortable with.

    Dahntay actually plays SF well.

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    I just really, really, really want to see what this guys' got.

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    Yeah I'm tired thinking back to the summer league, and all the hype and anticipation. I understand the legal issues, and I understand he likely wasn't ready for the NBA in more ways than one, but you have to let the guy take some bumps and bruises before the season is up, or we're going to be looking at the he's just a rookie all over again next year.

    It's very interesting b/c with the trade deadline coming up, we're all curious and anticipating whether the Pacers will make a move to improve the team, where one of the moves to make might be internally.

    I'm sure Lance can play both positions, but I'm intrigued by him as a PG. With his size and skill set, we could have a killer PG combo in Collison and Stephenson. No disrespect to AJ Price at all as he's a solid backup PG, but Lance has the capability of bringing the GOONS to a whole new level.

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    he reminds of a lot of Tyreke Evans.

    We're going to have a log jam at the swingman position. Rush, Granger, Jones, George, Dunlevy, and Lance...

    I really hope we can find Dunleavy a new team
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    I want Brandon to stay here, but if Lance is gonna backup Paul at SG, Brandon's gonna have to backup Danny at SF which is a position he's not very comfortable with.
    It doesn't sound like Bird views Lance as only a back up for very long

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    Hopefully Clark can help compensate for the codling and absence of exposure to a college environment. I get a jamall-ja-vu vibe from the 'escort' thing.

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    I wouldn't throw away known quantities until we know how Lance's talent is going to translate at a practical level.

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    Any other good vids of Lance out there?

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    Any other good vids of Lance out there?
    I really like this one from college.


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    I really like this one from college.


    If he can do this for us and keep his head on straight (plus play some defense) he could really be the player we've been looking for.....create his own shot plus clutch player. Him and Paul George in at the same time in a year or two would
    be a nightmare for other teams.

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9n7GX061II
    that video is pretty insane he makes a ridiculous behind the back alley-oop pass at 13 seconds into the video and I think the guy that's guarding him at 20 seconds is Tyreke Evans and crosses him up pretty good.

    how do you embed videos into the thread?

    edit: darn it won't let me embed that video
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9n7GX061II

    that video is pretty insane he makes a ridiculous behind the back alley-oop pass at 13 seconds into the video and I think the guy that's guarding him at 20 seconds is Tyreke Evans and crosses him up pretty good.

    how do you embed videos into the thread?
    Go to embed underneath the video on Youtube and copy and paste that into your post.

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    Any other good vids of Lance out there?















    playing pg

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