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    I think he had his best game so far as a pro tonight.

    Good enough that Vogel put him back in at the end of the game instead of Greene. But then Vogel replaced him with Augustine, which I can understand. However, the way things turned out, it would have been nice to see what might have happened if Lance was in at the end.

    Lance is playing with confidence on offense and seems to be vocal and aggressive on defense.

    I wouldn't call last night a breakout game for him, but it was close.
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    Lance was pretty good today, he should have been there at the end.

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    It was nice to see him play aggressively. He was slightly out of control, but I'd rather see that than the tentative version of Lance.

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    If his outside shot keeps falling and defenders have to respect that, I'm pretty excited with his prospects going forward. You can see real development in decision making, playing sound and within the game, and cutting the mental mistakes. Odviously he still hasn't put it all together yet, but he's getting there...

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    The shooting is nice, no doubt about it. I don't recall seeing somebody re-engineer their entire jump shot like that. His jumper looks nothing like when he came into the league.

    What I really like, though, is that he seems to genuinely enjoy setting guys up. He does as good a job as anybody on the team at getting the ball to guys inside, either by setting up a guy that's posted or by going into the lane and passing.

    No, he's not a finished product. But there's real potential there. If anybody on the team could have hit a shot in the last 5 possessions, Lance would have been the hero of the game.
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    I thought lance and paul played well together. their games seemed to go together well.

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    And of course this is the game I miss, lol. Guess he will have to do it again.
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    With Lance , I think we got a keeper. He looks to me as a career sixth man/ occasional starter with a friendly contract.

    Why not move him up in the rotation. He shows more basketball IQ than Green and fits in better with the starting unit. IMO. I'm hoping that, while Granger is out, Lance replaces Green in the starting line up. Green has been a disappointment to me in these first two games. Lance has been outstanding.

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    Lance looked really good pulling down those defensive rebounds and taking off the other way. He is strong enough to pull down defensive boards in traffic and when he gets out in the open he has the speed and handles to run the break. Plus he actually has the court vision and the ability to make the pass at the end. I think we saw what Lance could be for the first time tonight. I hope he gets some of Green's minutes tomorrow b/c he deserves them. I don't understand why Green got 30 minutes tonight when he was by far the worst player.

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    It was nice to see him play aggressively. He was slightly out of control, but I'd rather see that than the tentative version of Lance.
    He has to play that way or he's almost useless. He'll make mistakes playing that way for a while, but I think eventually the game will slow down for him.

    He was our best player creating offense against the Cats zone, but what really impressed me tonight (and in Toronto) was his demeanor on the court. He seems like he's more engaged, and he's not sulking as much after bad plays. ANd he's just simply playing harder. Pretty good start to the season.

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    To add on, I love the fact that he alleviates some of the pressure on the PG with his ball handling and passing, without needing to dominate the ball. A wing that can run the offense without giving up size is a very nice thing to have...

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    He had his best game. Nothing earth-shattering, but good for what we've come to expect from him. He had two bad passes that were just bad decisions. Did well shooting the ball, though. I think he's more comfortable at the 2.
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    I agree that this was Lance's best game as a pro. It's not about the scoring but several little things. I think at this point he's a pretty good backup with some upside.

    BTW, I am pretty surprised he's improved this much. I was not sure he had a position in the NBA. At this point, I would say he could play 3 positions as a backup, but probably not the guy you want starting. That too could change though.

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    Also impressed with how much effort he put into running down the court, going both ways. I wouldn't say he has the most foot speed, but he sure tried to outrun everybody.
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    Lol lance in the starting line Up? Really? He would fold more under the pressure than green is doing. Give him a chance. It's been two games. You guys turn ur backs on players so easily.

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    Right now he looks more like 6th man material than Green. I am not giving up on Green, although I do think if Young is healthy enough he should start over him, but so far Lance has easily outplayed him.

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    Lance really set people up nicely in the first half. He got both Tyler and Ian to the FT line, off of him making the play. I don't know if he can ever be a PG, don't know if he can keep his head small enough for long stretches.

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    Lance really set people up nicely in the first half. He got both Tyler and Ian to the FT line, off of him making the play. I don't know if he can ever be a PG, don't know if he can keep his head small enough for long stretches.
    I think he is most useful when paired with another point guard or combo guard.

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    His game management looks sooooo much better than it was a few years ago. He looks like he has a feel for the game.

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    How bout we discuss Lance on a night where he didn't have one of his two best games of his life?

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    How bout we discuss Lance on a night where he didn't have one of his two best games of his life?
    He was arguably our best player tonight in a game that matters, and it's probably the first time he's ever strung a couple good games together in a row. With the crap he gets around here I think it's only fair to recognize that.

    Can we at least admit he's talented now?

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    He was arguably our best player tonight in a game that matters, and it's probably the first time he's ever strung a couple good games together in a row. With the crap he gets around here I think it's only fair to recognize that.

    Can we at least admit he's talented now?
    I'm more than fine with that. Lance legitimately played very well, and I'm not a fan of the guy at all. It's just a convenient timing to start a thread like this.

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    I'm more than fine with that. Lance legitimately played very well, and I'm not a fan of the guy at all. It's just a convenient timing to start a thread like this.
    No offense but, I'd say its pretty common to see a thread started about a player after they have a great game, or conversely a terrible game. Get used to convenient timing...

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    Tonight he proved why Larry Bird was so high on him. He proved why we needed to keep him. I think, tonight, he proved he's got what got what it takes to be an all star.
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    No offense but, I'd say its pretty common to see a thread started about a player after they have a great game, or conversely a terrible game. Get used to convenient timing...
    Doesn't make any immediate reactions any more valid. That's my point.

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