I didn't want him on the Pacers due to the massive baggage, but gradually he has earned my trust. That did not happen in the last 6 games but over the course of his NBA career. He seems to want to get better and he's done that. At this point, he does belong in the starting unit until Granger returns.
The thing I really like and why I think Hill and Lance work well together is that they are both combo guards. Either one is interchangeable at the point and sg spot.
Hopefully this starting lineup is the final one. That way we can get some continuity and continue to get more comfortable with each other.. I also like that Vogel is ensuring a starter on the floor at all times, which is how it should be.
I almost forgot Mike Wells, he hated on Lance early on but it looks like he starting to like him now, I'm always busting his b**** on twitter.
Lance's personal issues are real.
Not as "real" as they used to be, thankfully, but he is still on a short leash in terms of people watching his personal life. And that's only fair.
At the same time, we also need to be fair about how excellent are his basketball skills. There is no one on this team that compares in terms of ballhandling, offensive moves, midrange, creativity, and elite court vision. He is a man child physically. Now he is showing himself to be our best outside threat.
I'm not saying let's fall in love with talent. I'm saying let's give this wild talent a real chance, especially since the past three years have been pretty much incident free except for the very terrible start.
I think Lance has Dwayne Wade type upside. He is as close as we may come to getting a true star in Indianapolis.
I love me some Born Ready.
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It sounds like Mike had a reason to criticize him though. Apparently he wasn't communicative with his teammates either as a rookie and struggled to listen to criticism.
Or maybe not.
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Very impressed with Lance's work ethic. And he seems to want to be better on defense. Never thought that would happen.
I love it when Lance gets a defensive rebound and bull rushes his way on a fast break. I would hate to be the guy who has to step in his way to try and stop him.
I just opened this thread and expected someone to say Lance will soon be an all-star. I like his game alright now, but DWade? I'm not there yet. I think he might be starting guard material though.
I'm not perfect and neither are you.
Romans 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the esteem of Elohim,
Ephisians 4: 32 And be kind towards one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as Elohim also forgave you in Messiah.
I haven't been able to watch the last few games, but I'm watching the Wizards game now and I can't help but be impressed with Lance. He is one of the only players I see that makes the correct pass consistently. He has definitely been the most impressive Pacer this year to me.
I think in a few years he will be KILLER on the break.
I think Lance has amazing first guard off the bench potential. Let's not get carried away with other stuff though. Although, my god, he's only 22.
Right now, Lance has to be in the running for Most Improved Player.
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