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Lance Stephenson | Guard | #1

Team: Indiana Pacers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 9/5/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 230
College: Cincinnati
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 2 (10) / IND
Contract: view contract details

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Lance Stephenson and Domantas Sabonis will rest on Monday vs. the Pistons.
Myles Turner, Victor Oladipo, Bojan Bogdanovic and Thaddeus Young are also resting, while starting point guard Darren Collison is only going to play roughly 12 minutes. Oct 9 - 12:11 PM

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Lance Stephenson scored 17 points off the bench against the Bucks on Wednesday, adding five rebounds, six assists, two steals and three 3-pointers.

With the Pacers currently gutted on the wing, Stephenson is poised to have a solidified role. He was on fire at the end of the first half tonight with the Pacers' final eight points before recess. He also handled the ball a lot and created most of the offense in the second unit. He'll be coming off the bench, but there's a decent chance he'll be closing out games and getting minutes in the upper 20s. He's a name to watch as a last-round flier.
Oct 4 - 10:49 PM

Lance Stephenson is 100 percent healthy after battling ankle and knee issues late in the 2016-17 season.

Coach Nate McMillan plans to use Stephenson as the sixth man, but added that he could still see starter minutes. "I hope he can establish [that role]," McMillan said. "A sixth man is like a starter, and he can be a guy who can do a lot of things with that second group with his ability to handle the ball, score the ball. He's an unselfish player." Stephenson averaged 7.2 points, 4.2 assists and 4.0 rebounds in six games with the Pacers last season and is likely looking at a similar role with minutes in the 20s.
Sep 21 - 10:52 AM

Nate McMillan intends to use Lance Stephenson as a sixth man for the Pacers this season, according to Scott Agness of Vigilant Sports.

Stephenson will help backup Darren Collison and Victor Oladipo in Indiana this season, but it's unlikely he'll be able to establish himself as a standard league contributor in fantasy hoops as a member of the second unit with the Pacers.
Sep 20 - 11:57 AM

Lance Stephenson will not be a primary ball handler for the Pacers next season.

There was talk back in June that Pacers' president of basketball operations, Kevin Pritchard, was tinkering with the idea of utilizing Stephenson at point guard, but that was before Darren Collison, Victor Oladipo and Cory Joseph were on the roster. Born Ready might be able to flirt with minutes in the 20s next season, particularly if Rodney Stuckey isn't retained, but he won't be on the floor enough to make an impact in fantasy hoops.
Jul 9 - 3:30 PM

Pacers' president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard is reportedly considering playing Lance Stephenson at point guard next season.

Pritchard has hinted on numerous occasions that he expects Stephenson to have an increased role with the Pacers next season, and with recent reports suggesting that Paul George could begin his 2017-18 campaign outside of Indiana, Stephenson could be forced into a much more substantial role with the Pacers. This report could also suggest that Pritchard is contemplating letting Jeff Teague walk as an unrestricted free agent this offseason. As for Born Ready's fantasy potential, him being utilized as a primary weapon on offense isn't necessarily a good thing, as we saw during his short stint with Charlotte.
Jun 19 - 3:16 PM

Pacers' GM Kevin Pritchard implied that Lance Stephenson will have an increased role in Indiana next season.

"Lance’s energy, and having two unique athletic wings in this business is a luxury, and I think we can build on that," said Pritchard. "As he gets more healthy, as he gets better in shape, we’re going to ask more of him." Stephenson came off the bench when he was signed late in the year, but Nate McMillan hinted he'll consider starting him next season. Born Ready put in averages of 13.8 points, 7.2 boards, 4.6 assists and 1.1 triples per game during his last season in Indiana three years ago, so he might be someone to consider spending a late-round pick on.
May 2 - 4:47 PM

Pacers coach Nate McMillan said he's "open" to the idea of Lance Stephenson starting at shooting guard next season.

Stephenson may have saved his career after his move back to the Pacers, and after a solid finish to the regular season, he was even better in the playoffs with averages of 16.0 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 0.5 steals and 1.8 3-pointers on 50.9 percent shooting. "We really needed that boost, that energy, that kind of passion," McMillan said. Still only 26 years old, Stephenson has an excellent chance to hit the ground running in 2017-18.
Apr 27 - 11:51 AM

Lance Stephenson got hot from beyond the arc during Sunday's Game 4 loss, tallying 22 points, four 3-pointers, six rebounds, three assists and two turnovers in 30 minutes off the bench.

Stephenson was solid through this first-round series, pumping out averages of 16.0 points, 5.3 boards, 2.8 assists, 1.8 triples and just 1.0 turnover per game on 50.9 percent shooting. He’ll look to resurrect his career with the Pacers next season, and he might be someone to consider taking with a late-round flier in next year’s drafts.
Apr 23 - 4:00 PM

Paul George said that Lance Stephenson needs to do a better job of controlling his emotions during Game 3.

"He’s gotta learn to control himself, he’s gotta learn to just be in the moment," George said. "Lance, in our locker room, is looked upon as a leader. One of our leaders. His body language has to improve, just for the team. We all know Lance is an emotional guy. A lot of it is just his heart and his competitiveness that that emotion comes out on." Born Ready was visibly upset on a few defensive miscues during Indiana's Game 2 loss, but he's also brought some much-needed playmaking and defense to the Pacers' second unit. His minutes should again be in the mid-20s for Game 3 tonight.
Source: USA Today
Apr 20 - 10:45 AM

Lance Stephenson scored 13 points on 6-of-13 shooting in Game 2 vs. the Cavaliers on Monday, adding four assists, two rebounds and two steals in 26 minutes.

We saw good Lance and bad Lance tonight, and at one point coach Nate McMillan had to tell him to "calm down." He had the ball in his hands a ton just like Game 1 and made some good decisions for the most part, but coach McMillan made a mistake by putting him on Kevin Love on the defensive end in the second half -- the Cavs exploited that matchup several times and Stephenson picked up three fouls in the span of 90 seconds. He scored 16 points with seven rebounds and three assists in his previous outing, so he will continue to be a nice play in DFS until his price catches up to his production.
Apr 17 - 10:13 PM

Pacers coach Nate McMillan isn't expecting to shake up his lineup for Game 2 vs. the Cavaliers on Monday.

"Right now, the rotation we have hasn't hurt us," McMillan said when asked if Lance Stephenson would start ahead of Monta Ellis. "I think it's been pretty good for us. With Lance coming in, we're bringing energy off the bench." Stephenson looked great in Game 1 with 16 points, seven rebounds, three assists and no turnovers in 27 minutes, and while he may continue to come off the bench, he's a nice low-priced option in DFS until further notice. He could be looking at 30+ minutes tonight if he has the hot hand again.
Apr 17 - 9:40 AM

Lance Stephenson played 27 minutes off the bench against the Cavs on Saturday, scoring 16 points with seven rebounds, three assists and no turnovers.

He was effective in the fourth quarter and had the ball in his hands much more than expected. Considering the starting five's struggles in pick-and-roll defense due to their lack of size at the guard spots, there's a very good chance we see Stephenson get in the 30-34 minute range for Game 2 on Monday. He'll be a popular DFS play.
Apr 15 - 5:47 PM

Lance Stephenson chipped in 10 rebounds, six assists, four points, one steal and one block in 23 minutes off the bench vs. Atlanta on Wednesday.

The Pacers came out flat tonight and Stephenson provided the jolt of energy the second unit lacked for most of the season. His fantasy flaws run deep, however, and he's much more valuable for the Pacers in reality.
Apr 12 - 11:46 PM

Lance Stephenson scored nine points with one rebound, five assists, one steal and one 3-pionter in 23 minutes off the bench against the Bucks on Thursday.

The Pacers have needed wing depth for most of the pre-deadline season, so Lance has fit right in for that role and only needed one game to get him going. They've won their last two games in convincing fashion with Stephenson averaging 10.5 points, 1.5 boards, 4.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 1.5 treys. He'll probably be in that neighborhood doing forward, so he's more of stream or DFS punt.
Apr 6 - 9:54 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Darren Collison
2Cory Joseph
3Joseph Young
SG1Victor Oladipo
2Lance Stephenson
3Damien Wilkins
SF1Bojan Bogdanovic
2Glenn Robinson III
PF1Thaddeus Young
2Domantas Sabonis
3T.J. Leaf
4Alex Poythress
C1Myles Turner
2Al Jefferson
3Ike Anigbogu