If Charlotte even wanted him would they have waited for that Parsons decision to come down? Or would they have made their move already? Every single indication I've read was that Charlotte had no interest whatsoever.
Charlotte is "in the mix" but local writers have repudiated the earlier reports that they are particularly interested in Lance.
Goodbye Captain, My Captain. I wish you had the chance to sink or swim with your ship on its quest for the "ship".
"A player who makes a team great is more valuable than a great player. Losing yourself in the group, for the good of the group, thatís teamwork."
If Stephenson and his agent had any brains, they should show up at Larry a birds doorstep about now and accept that initial offer.
If the salary cap does rise dramatically though (as some expect with a new TV contract), the 175% thing won't merely be academic.
Am I the only one who has misgiving about the possibility of Stephenson coming back to the Pacers after no other team even made him an offer? I can see a Lance with a chip on his shoulder to show the league they screwed up, and be more than ever a "it's all about me" player to show others they missed out. Making it a point to show others at the expense of the team and team ball. If Stephenson comes back, then Bird better take more responsibility in keeping Stephenson on the reservation with a 5 year guaranteed contract! I just wish I had a warm and fuzzy feeling about Stephenson returning. I so much want my fears to be for not, and not a I told you he'd be a problem.
I understand where you are coming from, but no. At the end of the day he is a young, athletic and explosive player at a thin position.
I mean would you rather go into next season with Evan Turner instead?
I don't have any misgivings about Lance coming back. I'd be excited to see him back.
I think his "issues" have always been overblown. I think those immature edges continue to blunt as he gets older.
He's got a tremendous amount of demonstrated talent, and he's only going to get better.
If Larry pulls this off, he has shown some huge stones. The steady, firm hand seems to be winning the day. I think there's a good chance that we look at this potential contract in 2-3 years the same way some look at Steph Curry's.
I still think there's a chance we lose him, but as of this evening, we're looking to be in the driver's seat.
I'm more concerned about why no one offered him more. (So far). Most thought the Pacers offer was a fair to low ball offer. It's just another one of those hints.
I want him back if we get first half of last season Lance back. Otherwise..no thanks.
Or maybe it humbles him and he continues to improve like he has for two years.
It apparently depends on your current opinion of him.
I'm still up in the air about lance. If we sign him awesome, if not so be it. I think he would be smart to sign a 4 year deal with the 3rd year being a player option so he can get more money when Hibbert and West are done. If Lance leaves, I'd be ok with bringing turner back at 3 mil per if we can talk say Nelson or was going to say Udrich but I see MEM resigned him into taking vet min contract.
I'm conflicted...if we bring Lance back, Larry has said he would be in Lance's ear more, which is a good thing. If we don't and we are able to bring in a player like Dragic, and slide Hill over. I think that can also be a good thing. But if we lose Lance outright, we need a point because I think Hill would be our best option at 2
A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
Or throw in a first-round pick and flip it for a max-level point guard...
Does anyone else think the Lance for Dragic in a sign in trade is realistic because I can't see any other reason why Lance hasn't signed yet.