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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 will start for the Pacers in Tuesday's game vs. the Hornets.
Indiana will be without Victor Oladipo (sore right foot), Bojan Bogdanovic (rest) and Thaddeus Young (rest) on Tuesday, opening up three spots in the starting lineup and plenty of playing time. Stephenson has started six games for the Pacers this season and is averaging 13.8 points, 8.7 rebounds and 4.5 assists in 33.7 minutes over those six starts. Apr 10 - 5:18 PM

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Lance Stephenson hit 6-of-13 shots and two 3-pointers for 16 points, five rebounds, one assist and one steal in 30 minutes of Monday's win over the Lakers.

Lance has hit double figures in scoring in four straight games and is averaging 20.5 points, 5.0 boards, 3.0 assists, 1.0 steals and 2.0 3-pointers in his last two games. He's getting enough minutes for the Pacers that he can be deployed in most fantasy leagues right now.
Mar 19 - 10:07 PM

Lance Stephenson scored a season-high 25 points against the Wizards on Saturday, adding five rebounds, five assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 29 minutes.

The Pacers had no choice but to go small, so that opened up the minutes for Born Ready. Stephenson was playing in the teens before tonight, so he'll likely head back to that neighborhood once Myles Turner (ankle) or Domantas Sabonis (ankle) are back. If they're not, give him a look on Monday vs. the up-tempo Lakers.
Mar 17 - 9:53 PM

Lance Stephenson didn't score in 13 minutes vs. the Jazz on Wednesday.

The Pacers as a team struggled tonight, scoring 84 points on 38.6% shooting vs. an elite defense. That doesn't excuse Stephenson, who is now averaging 4.3 points on 23.5% shooting in his past three games. His minutes are dwindling even without Darren Collison (ankle) and he's simply not a trustworthy fantasy asset.
Mar 7 - 9:58 PM

Lance Stephenson scored 16 points with three rebounds, three assists, two steals and one triple in 26 minutes vs. the Bucks on Friday.

He took 17 shot attempts which is the third highest mark of his season and also split a pair of free throws. While not the most consistent player, Stephenson is averaging 12.0 points, 5.4 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.3 triples over his last 10 games and has stepped up with Darren Collison (knee) on the shelf. Collison could be back next week, but Stephenson is worth deploying in 14- and 16-team leagues for the time being.
Mar 2 - 11:02 PM

Lance Stephenson scored seven points with one rebound, two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 19 minutes against the Nets on Wednesday.

He had some nice run this month, but chances are Darren Collison won't miss much time after the break. Most fantasy owners will probably want to drop Stephenson for someone with more long-term upside.
Feb 14 - 10:26 PM

Cory Joseph and Victor Oladipo will be the starting backcourt against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

That sends Lance Stephenson back to the bench. The Pacers have used a 'Dipo-Lance backcourt for 13 minutes this season, so that combination could still be on the table -- it could close, too. Stephenson has played well enough to be held, and he has an increased chance while Darren Collison (knee) is out.
Feb 7 - 6:42 PM

Lance Stephenson hit 4-of-14 shots, 1-of-7 3-pointers and 4-of-6 free throws on his way to 13 points, nine rebounds, six assists, two steals and six turnovers in 38 minutes of Monday's loss to the Wizards.

Stephenson started for Victor Oladipo (illness) and played a ton of minutes, but between the poor shooting and turnovers he might have done more damage than good if you had him in your lineup. He's been on a hot streak though and got some extra run with Dipo out tonight, so he deserves some streaming attention as we approach the All-Star break.
Feb 5 - 10:21 PM

Lance Stephenson will move into the starting lineup for Monday's game against the Wizards with Victor Oladipo (illness) unavailable.

Stephenson has been riding a bit of a hot streak over the past five games, and with averages of 14.0 points, 8.6 boards, 4.2 dimes, 1.6 triples and 2.8 turnovers per game over five starts this season, he's certainly someone to consider streaming or throwing out there in daily leagues.
Feb 5 - 5:42 PM

Lance Stephenson scored 14 points with nine rebounds, four assists, one steal, two blocks and two 3-pointers against the 76ers on Saturday.

He has kept his foot on the gas since his season-high 21 points on Saturday. In those five games, Stephenson averaged 14.6 points, 4.4 boards, 3.4 assists, 0.6 steals and 1.6 treys. He'll probably cool off at some point, but Stephenson continues to close and make an impact on the stat sheet. He's worth a long look in standard leagues while he's hot.
Feb 3 - 10:54 PM

Lance Stephenson scored 15 points with one rebound, three assists and three 3-pointers in 23 minutes against the Hornets on Friday.

Coach Nate McMillan went small a lot late in this game with the Pacers trailing, so that helped Stephenson take minutes from Thaddeus Young. Stephenson has been about as consistent as he can be, averaging 14.0 points, 3.2 boards, 3.0 assists, 0.4 steals and 1.6 treys on 56.0 percent from the field. He's an OK hold, but inconsistency is likely just around the corner.
Feb 2 - 9:32 PM

Lance Stephenson (thigh) had 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting, three rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers in 15 minutes during Wednesday's home win.

Stephenson played through a sore right thigh and it shouldn't cost him any time. He's yet to miss a game all season, but remains better-suited to points leagues -- poor percentages and a lack of defensive stats ruin his appeal in category-based formats. It shouldn't affect fantasy values, but the Pacers will be coached by assistant Dan Burke in Charlotte on Friday, since Nate McMillan will be away for personal reasons.
Jan 31 - 10:07 PM

Lance Stephenson (thigh) is available to play against the Grizzlies on Wednesday.

He has a sore right thigh and there's no word on a minutes limit. Stephenson was playing well before this injury with a season-high 21 points on Saturday. He'll be a risky play with his value depending a lot on how Bojan Bogdanovic plays.
Jan 31 - 5:31 PM

Lance Stephenson (sore right thigh) is questionable to play Wednesday vs. the Grizzlies.

A sore right thigh is not that big of an issue, so if he does sit on Wednesday, his absence likely won't extend to far beyond that. Bojan Bogdanovic and Cory Joseph would likely split the majority of Born Ready's minutes if he's out on Wednesday, with Bogdanovic offering a bit more upside. Check back for another update following Wednesday morning's shootaround.
Jan 30 - 2:30 PM

Lance Stephenson scored a season-high 21 points with five rebounds, six assists, two steals and one 3-pointer in 31 minutes against the Magic on Saturday.

Even without the scoring output, it was one of his better games on both ends as he continues to establish rapport with the other perimeter Pacers. Stephenson is usually in the lower 20s for playing time, but Bojan Bogdanovic wasn't up to par. Stephenson will have his ups and downs.
Jan 27 - 10:04 PM