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    Lance Stephenson.......ok breath

    http://www.nba.com/pacers/news/blog_brunner.html#110523

    LOOKING BACK: A prolific high school player who left college after one season in which he earned Big East Rookie of the Year honors at Cincinnati, Stephenson experienced something completely new and foreign in 2010-11 -- sitting on the bench. It proved a humbling and challenging experience for the extremely talented but extremely raw player from New York. Stephenson did not play at all in the first 57 games but interim coach Frank Vogel gave him a look in March. Stephenson played in seven straight games, averaging 13.1 minutes and produced 4.6 points and 2.7 assists with .387 shooting from the field. The Pacers lost six of those seven, however, and Stephenson would play only limited minutes thereafter.

    LOOKING AHEAD: Stephenson's biggest problems came in containing a brash personality that sometimes rubbed veteran teammates, not to mention coaches, the wrong way. Late in the season, Vogel publicly demoted him to No. 4 on the depth chart at point guard -- behind previously banished veteran T.J. Ford -- in what was described as a disciplinary move. Team President Larry Bird continued to show confidence in Stephenson in his postseason press conference, suggesting the lack of leadership in the locker room contributed to the problems. Stephenson has undeniable talent to go with an NBA-ready body but needs to work on his shooting stroke, not to mention his humility, in the offseason.

    KEY STATS: Stephenson's best stretch of the season came on a three-game road trip to Oklahoma City, Dallas and Houston in early March. He totaled 18 points, 13 assists and eight rebounds in 54 minutes while making 6-of-17 shots. In his other nine outings, he totaled 19 points, five assists, 13 rebounds and 7-of-22 shooting in 61 minutes.

    CONTRACT STATUS: Signed through the 2011-12 season.

    OUTLOOK: It's easy to see the impact a 6-5, 210-pound point guard that can get to the basket at will could have on the Pacers, particularly if he can develop a more consistent mid-range jump shot as a complement. But building strong relationships with teammates, developing trust, learning tendencies, are more vital to a point guard than any other position on the floor. If Stephenson is to begin to fulfill his enormous potential, the Pacers will need to see more maturity and better judgment on and off the court.
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    I don't get it?

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    Default Re: Just because I know everyone loves when his name comes up....

    Okay, there's the article.

    For a minute I thought it was just "Lance Stephenson....ok breathe".

    But ummm...ok. Thanks
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    Default Re: Just because I know everyone loves when his name comes up....

    Whats to get? Just a useless thread meant to annoy.

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    Whats to get? Just a useless thread meant to annoy.
    exactly!

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    Yeah... I thought it was just another annoying thread too..
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    Okay, there's the article.

    For a minute I thought it was just "Lance Stephenson....ok breathe".

    But ummm...ok. Thanks
    Sorry I still have problems posting from time to time and have to post title only first, and then come back and paste the article
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    exactly!

    how ya feelin?
    I'm good.

    edit: Ahh an article, so there was a reason for the thread.

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    I'm good.

    edit: Ahh an article, so there was a reason for the thread.
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    Yet another reason I hate the offseason, it effects my sanity

    The offseason is the reason, eh? Who are you trying to fool?



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    Default Re: Just because I know everyone loves when his name comes up....

    I have a serious question for everyone.

    Say he grows up a little is this guys future going to be at point guard or is it more likely he will slide over to shooting guard.

    If he moves to SG does he have th potential to be that go to guy that can create his own shot off the dribble that we are looking for?

    I could see a future if things go well of a wing combo of Lance and Paul being pretty nasty on both ends of the floor.

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    I have a serious question for everyone.

    Say he grows up a little is this guys future going to be at point guard or is it more likely he will slide over to shooting guard.

    If he moves to SG does he have th potential to be that go to guy that can create his own shot off the dribble that we are looking for?

    I could see a future if things go well of a wing combo of Lance and Paul being pretty nasty on both ends of the floor.
    he is a SG or SF in my opinion he is big enough to play the SF.

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    Default Re: Just because I know everyone loves when his name comes up....

    I would love to know what he is doing in the off season. Hope he is working his arse of to get better.

    Maybe working out with a few solid veteran role models. I really think this kid could turn out to be the steal of the draft.

    Maybe if he could grow out a nice beard like Harden I think that could really help his game.

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    I'm still bullish on Lance. Let's see if any changes made this summer helps him get his act together.
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    Default Re: Just because I know everyone loves when his name comes up....

    I know physically his body is that of a 2 or maybe even 3, but there is just something about him with the ball in his hands. I'd love to see him develop at the 1 barring any outside reasons hindering his development.

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    I have a serious question for everyone.

    Say he grows up a little is this guys future going to be at point guard or is it more likely he will slide over to shooting guard.

    If he moves to SG does he have th potential to be that go to guy that can create his own shot off the dribble that we are looking for?

    I could see a future if things go well of a wing combo of Lance and Paul being pretty nasty on both ends of the floor.

    Grow up 'a little' ?

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    I would love to know what he is doing in the off season.
    I saw him out in ripple last weekend. He was real nice, all smiles, kinda quiet.

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    I saw him out in ripple last weekend. He was real nice, all smiles, kinda quiet.
    Its a good sign if he's spending the summer in Indy.

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    Its a good sign if he's spending the summer in Indy.
    Not if by "out in Ripple" means out at the bars in Broad Ripple, and not at one of the gyms in Broad Ripple. Sadly I more expect to hear about him partying than practicing.


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    But he's not 21! He couldn't be at the bars!

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    Its a good sign if he's spending the summer in Indy.
    He moved his whole family to Indy. I bet he will stay here most of the off season much cheaper than NYC.

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    Stephenson's best stretch of the season came on a three-game road trip to Oklahoma City, Dallas and Houston in early March.
    Yeah, let's ask Gnome and Seth how that went again.
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    Default Re: Just because I know everyone loves when his name comes up....

    Ya know the kid might not be such an *** as we think. Im not sticking up for him (OK I am) but the few people here who claim to have met him in person all have said he is nice and friendly

    so he might just be trying to find his place in life, or maybe he is not as self confident as he appears

    The day Lance is comfotable in his own shoes, that will be the turning point
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    This is one of many reasons no summer league and a lock out will hurt. He needs structured teaching.

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    This is one of many reasons no summer league and a lock out will hurt. He needs structured teaching.
    Have you seen the summer league?
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