"We got Zaza Pachulia being their leading scorer. You know what I'm saying? We'll take that." - Kenyon Martin about his team's defensive performance

Back to Player Index     -     Click for a random player

Lance Stephenson - SG, 6'5, 230
Indiana Pacers - Signed as a free agent in March 2017
       Date of birth: 09/05/1990
       Country: USA
     Drafted (NBA): 40th pick, 2010
     Out of: Cincinnati
  NBA Experience: 7 years
  Hand: Right

2010 NBA Draft NBA Drafted 40th overall by Indiana.
22nd July, 2010 NBA Signed a partially guaranteed four year, $3.36 million contract with Indiana.
18th July, 2014 NBA Signed a three year, $27,405,000 contract with Charlotte. Included team option for 2016/17.
15th June, 2015 NBA Traded by Charlotte to L.A. Clippers in exchange for Matt Barnes and Spencer Hawes.
18th February, 2016 NBA Traded by L.A. Clippers, along with a protected future first round pick (deferred to 2019), to Memphis in exchange for Jeff Green.
27th June, 2016 NBA Memphis declined 2016/17 team option.
13th September, 2016 NBA Signed an unguaranteed one year minimum salary contract with New Orleans.
7th November, 2016 NBA Waived by New Orleans.
8th February, 2017 NBA Signed a 10 day contract with Minnesota.
8th March, 2017 NBA Signed a second 10 day contract with Minnesota.
30th March, 2017 NBA Signed a partially guaranteed $12.54 million contract for the remainder of the season and through 2019 with Indiana.
When: Where:
2009 - 2010 Cincinnati (NCAA)
June 2010 - June 2014 Indiana Pacers (NBA)
July 2014 - June 2015 Charlotte Hornets (NBA)
June 2015 - February 2016 L.A. Clippers (NBA)
February 2016 - June 2016 Memphis Grizzlies (NBA)
September 2016 - November 2016 New Orleans Pelicans (NBA)
February 2017 - March 2017 Minnesota Timberwolves (NBA)
March 2017 - present Indiana Pacers (NBA)
From blog:

   2010 Summer League Rosters: Indiana Pacers

Lance Stephenson

The Pacers are said to be considering Stephenson as a man who could possibly use up some of the readily available point guard minutes. For a man with questionable shot selection, average athleticism and a stubborn refusal to move the ball, that doesn't seem like a good idea.

[read full post]

   Sham's 2010 NBA Draft Night Recap, Part 2

Pick 40: Indiana's drafting of Lance Stephenson at 40 was missed due to a barrage of Michael Booblay music, presumbably at the behest of Stu Scott, who really does love saying the word Booblay. Lance Stephenson's best case scenario is a 42 year old Jason Richardson. Or a 14 year old Jason Richardson. His best career arc would be staying in the league for four years. He's another man who should not be here.

The Stephenson pick leads to this exchange:

Stu Scott: "Jay, his nickname is 'Born Ready.' Is he ready?"
Jay Bilas: "Well, he's got a lot of ability."

That's a no, then. Bilas then follows this up with the comment that Stephenson "needs to learn how to play", which, while true, is still a damning slant on any draftee. You can certainly continue to learn the game in the NBA, but you shouldn't have to learn all of it.

[read full post]

   2017 NBA Manifesto

Lance Stephenson
SG, 6’5, 230lbs, 26 years old, 7 years of experience

Brought back mid-season to a fairly sizable contract after a lengthy bidding war against probably nobody – who goes from being unable to get a rest-of-the-season minimum salary contract to a $4 million deal for a part year’s work in under a fortnight? – Stephenson is back where he was always best, and shored up a poor bench for the brief playoff run. He brought an aggression to get to the basket and some fire, albeit a drive-and-kick game with few people to kick to was an awkward mix. Stephenson it seems will be around for a while, and if he is, then either the personnel will have to change to fit him, or he’ll be playing Charlotte-era Lanceball again soon. But at least he is back where he is happy.

Player Plan: Two years and a combined $8,154,000 remaining, the first year of which is guaranteed. Seems he’s here to stay for a while, but needs to prove next year that he is worthy of the one after.

[read full post]

Indiana Pacers

Players - A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - Y - Z

Note: Non-US teams that the player has played for are, unless stated otherwise, from the top division in that nation. If a league or division name is expressly stated, it's not the top division. The only exceptions to this are the rare occasions where no one league is said to be above the other, such as with the JBL/BJ League split in Japan.

Follow this site on: