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Lance Stephenson | Guard

Team: Indiana Pacers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 9/5/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 227
College: Cincinnati
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Lance Stephenson (rest) will not play vs. the Magic on Wednesday.
Stephenson is fresh off Sunday's triple-double, during which he played with uncommon energy, so perhaps coach Frank Vogel's prescribed rest is doing the trick. Fantasy owners should note that despite Stephenson's occasional triple-doubles and impressive rebounding totals, his limited defensive stats (0.7 steals), poor FT percentage (71.1 percent) and high turnovers (2.7 per game) conspired to make him a 10th-round value in nine-cat leagues this season. He fares better in eight-cat and head-to-head formats. Apr 15 - 3:08 PM

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Lance Stephenson put up a triple-double against the Thunder in Sunday's 102-97 win, scoring 17 points with 10 boards, 11 assists, one block and two 3-pointers in 41 minutes.

He brought a ton of energy while most of his team continues to play a boring brand of basketball. Stephenson now leads the NBA with five triple-doubles, which is one greater than the four from Stephen Curry and Joakim Noah. He hasn't been the same player since the break with his assists and field goal percentage taking the biggest hits on the stat sheet, but he's still fun to watch. The Pacers will look to lock up the top seed in the Eastern Conference with a win against the Magic on Wednesday.
Apr 13 - 4:26 PM

Lance Stephenson and the rest of the Pacers' starters all returned to action in Friday's big loss to the Heat, and Stephenson took a back seat scoring 11 points on 4-of-7 shooting with four rebounds, three assists, one steal and one three.

Stephenson turned the ball over four times and Paul George did the same, but the duo were the only creators whatsoever out of the first unit so it's hard to lay the blame at their feet. The good news for owners is that he doesn't appear to be tired or out of shape like some of his teammates, so it's possible he avoids any other time off doled out by Frank Vogel.
Apr 12 - 12:30 AM

Lance Stephenson will get the night off in Milwaukee on Wednesday, as the Pacers rest all five of their starters.

Frank Vogel took this extreme step to fix what he deemed "disturbing" play in recent weeks. Some of the problem has been a stagnant offense with minimal ball movement, which can be traced back in part to Stephenson, and all the rest in the world isn't likely to make him a more willing passer. Stephenson will return on Friday, with Evan Turner taking his place vs. Milwaukee.
Apr 9 - 1:53 PM

The Pacers scored only 23 points in the first half of Sunday's loss to the visiting Hawks, setting a franchise record for futility, and Lance Stephenson finished the game with three points on 1-of-6 shooting.

Sunday's debacle nudges the Pacers closer to desperation, as they've now lost five of their past six games. Even more inexplicable is that Sunday's dud came in Indiana against a Hawks team which had allowed 102.8 points per game to their previous 10 opponents. They'll try to get back on track vs. the Bucks on Wednesday before heading to Miami for a tough game on Friday.
Apr 6 - 8:43 PM

Lance Stephenson and George Hill traded words and had to be separated by teammates during a huddle in the second half of Monday's loss.

No surprise here. The Pacers' in-fighting, something that would have seemed like crazy talk early in the year, has been bubbling to the surface and Stephenson's name has been all over it. We have no clue what happened and details are fuzzy, but these guys probably need to go grab their favorite beverage and clear the air over anything else.
Apr 1 - 12:27 AM

Lance Stephenson expressed regret after his ejection from Wednesday night's win against the Heat.

Stephenson drew a second technical after some verbal sparring with Dwayne Wade and showboating to the crowd and regretted his actions after the game. "I just tried to get my teammates hyped," Stephenson said. "Get the crowd involved. I let my teammates down by doing that. I’m wrong." David West, perhaps, summed up the situation best afterwards, saying, ""He’s just got to mature. He’s got to put his big boy pants on." Despite the ejection Wednesday, Stephenson has had his big boy pants on all season as he's become one of this year's best fantasy breakout stories, so his owners can't complain too much about this one transgression.
Mar 27 - 9:14 AM

Lance Stephenson hit 6-of-12 shots and three 3-pointers for 15 points, two rebounds, two assists and a steal before being ejected in Wednesday's tough win over the Heat.

The Pacers were somehow able to hang on for the win, and Stephenson's two rebounds were his lowest total since March 7. He's also struggling with assists, racking up just three per game in March.
Mar 27 - 12:38 AM

Lance Stephenson hit 6-of-11 shots and two 3-pointers for 15 points, eight rebounds and four assists in Saturday's loss to Memphis.

He was the only meaningful Pacer to shoot it well tonight and easily led the team in scoring with his 15 points. His assists have dried up, but he's still scoring and hitting threes, averaging 17.8 points, 6.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.6 3-pointers over his last five games. And given the struggles of Paul George and Roy Hibbert tonight, might be the most consistent member of the Pacers.
Mar 22 - 10:41 PM

Lance Stephenson hit 8-of-16 shots and two 3-pointers for 21 points, nine rebounds, two assists and two steals in Wednesday's loss to the Knicks.

With Paul George struggling badly, Stephenson stepped up his game tonight. He also had 25 points on Monday against the Sixers, meaning he might officially have broken out of his funk.
Mar 20 - 12:50 AM

Lance Stephenson scored 25 points on 8-of-16 shooting (8-of-9 FTs) with five rebounds, one steal, one three and just one assist in Monday's near-loss to the Sixers.

The Pacers have become very easy to defend with nothing out of their big man position and Stephenson doing a bit too much on most nights. The Pacers had just 13 assists as a team tonight and almost lost to the worst team assembled in NBA history. Paul George scored 24 points on 4-of-14 shooting (15-of-16 FTs) with eight rebounds and one steal, and George Hill scored 11 points on 4-of-11 shooting with three treys, five rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block in the win.
Mar 17 - 10:24 PM

Lance Stephenson hit just 5-of-15 shots, but finished with 13 points, nine rebounds, six assists, a block and three 3-pointers in Saturday's overtime win against the Pistons.

Stephenson has clearly cooled off from where he was a few weeks ago, but tonight's line might be a sign he's on his way back. He also had 13 points, 12 boards and four dimes on Friday, making him look like a strong four-game play next week.
Mar 15 - 10:44 PM

Lance Stephenson scored 13 points on 6-of-8 shooting with 12 rebounds, four assists and one steal over 40 minutes on Friday against the Sixers.

Stephenson had been quiet since a recent groin injury showed up on the radar and this may be a sign that he's fully past that. Owners can use him like they normally would more or less.
Mar 14 - 10:07 PM

Lance Stephenson hit just 4-of-12 shots and a 3-pointer for nine points, five rebounds and one assist in Tuesday's win.

He played 36 minutes and was very intense in the fourth quarter with the game on the line, but is in a funk right now. He's scored 12 or fewer points in four of his last five games, as Evan Turner may be eating into his minutes, but Stephenson, George Hill, Paul George, David West and Roy Hibbert should all have a good night against the hapless Sixers on Friday.
Mar 11 - 10:12 PM

Lance Stephenson played through his groin injury in Friday's blowout loss, scoring four points on 2-of-8 shooting with two rebounds, six assists and one steal in 29 minutes.

This isn't his typical production and in particular the rebounding number indicates that there could still be a problem. Of course, the whole team is in the dumps right now so it's tough to speculate. We'll keep you apprised of any news but for now he should be in most lineups.
Mar 8 - 1:09 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1George Hill
2C.J. Watson
3Donald Sloan
SG1Lance Stephenson
2Rasual Butler
SF1Paul George
2Evan Turner
3Solomon Hill
PF1David West
2Luis Scola
3Chris Copeland
C1Roy Hibbert
2Andrew Bynum
3Ian Mahinmi
4Lavoy Allen