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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: 6 years
  Hand: Right

From blog:


   2010 Summer League Rosters: Indiana Pacers
2010-07-06

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.

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   Sham's 2010 NBA Draft Night Recap, Part 2
2010-06-27

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.

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