Lot of discussion about Lance's upcoming contract this offseason. Personally I think his value will become clear in the postseason in terms of what he will likely get paid, ie how players perform in the playoffs often go along ways in determining payouts (reference Hibbert 2 seasons ago and Paul last season - both had huge postseason performances that increased their value).
Its been posted by some that we should pay Lance whatever it takes to keep him in a pacers uniform. I think that's out of the realm of possibility for a small market franchise but to even suggest Lance get paid more than DWEST to me is just nonsense imho.
I know we got several lance threads but simply interested in what many on here feel comfortable with seeing the Pacers pay to Lance this upcoming offseason.
Until I see Lance mature on several levels, esp in regards to him making smart passes as opposed to SC highlight passes I am not ready to see the Pacers commit 20% of their cap room to born ready. Albeit I hope he is back next season, I don't believe this Franchise can afford to invest a significant portion of cap space and still have a competitive roster, specifically as it pertains to the bench.