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Lance Stephenson & Indiana Pacers

I have to admit he's having pretty season and good playoffs too i wonder is he going to starting shooting guard next year. Whats going to do Danny Granger next year since Paul George and Lance Stephenson playing very good??? I know looking to far ahead plus the playoff series with Miami ain't over yet


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They really should look to

They really should look to move Granger next season, Stephenson has the potential to be their SG of the future though he just has to get alot more consistent

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Some where, an english

Some where, an english teacher needs to be fired.

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-Somewhere- One word.

-Somewhere-
One word.

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But they do need to get rid

But they do need to get rid of Danny Granger, hopefully they can get some value in return. Can't really think of any team that would be dying to get him... Cleveland maybe?

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I see no reason to rush

I see no reason to rush Granger out of town.. Stephenson has been playing well but isn't quite ready to start day in day out, his jumpshot is still very much a work in progress. Keeping Granger the rotation out on the wing with Stephenson, George and Granger is very long, physical, athletic and skilled..

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He's starting and playing

He's starting and playing well in the eastern conference finals... I think he's ready to start "day in, day out".

Granger never really seemed to mesh well with Paul George IMO

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He has only started a handful

He has only started a handful of games, yes he has done well, but a vast majority of his body of work has shown Stephenson to be very inconsistent and inefficient.. Even in this postseason where he's been playing so well he's averaged 9.4 ppg on 39% fg and 27% 3p, his true value this postseason has been in his rebounding and energy that he brings, not what you normally look for in a starting wing but exactly what you want coming off the bench.. Not to mention he's almost a liability at the free throw line at 65%. I'm not down on him but I think he has a little ways to go before he can really be cemented as a starter.

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I wonder if Paul George will

I wonder if Paul George will want to stay with the Pacers though once hes a free agent after next season. Anyways I think they will be contenders as long as they have the core they do now along with Granger.

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George doesn't have much of a

George doesn't have much of a choice lol he's a restricted free agent.

I'm starting to think Stephenson shoots with his eyes closed. His misses are so bad, but then he hits a crazy shot like that 3 at the buzzer...like whoa.

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I don't think they should get

I don't think they should get rid of Granger just yet, the problem with Granger was that he was preventing George and Stephenson from developing, but they got in a whole lot of development and have surpassed Granger in many ways, so if Granger can accept being a role player why not bring him off the bench?

He would shore up their thin bench production, would be another guy to throw at Lebron/Melo defensively and can pick up the scoring slack when George is on the bench.

If they let West go they could even move Granger into the starting lineup as a stretch-4, he's got just as much length as West, he just needs to toughen up and adapt his role.

All in all, I think the Pacers would benefit from having him around after this season, because he won't come back in as the franchise player, he'll just be another guy.

As far as Stephenson is concerned, yes he should be the Pacers' starter, he's still probably their best isolation scorer and he plays with a confidence offensively that George and Hill lack, even if it sometimes gets him into trouble.

I'm very proud of Stephenson for sticking with it after falling in the 2010 draft and maturing with the help of Larry Bird.

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Why trade Granger when you

Why trade Granger when you can bring Lance off the bench as a 6th man? Some people think this is NBA 2k where you don't really need a bench, unfortunately this is reality and in reality you keep the Jason Terry's and Jamal Crawfords as you're 6th man if you have the option especially when you have a all star talent like Granger. You plug Granger back into the starting line up and you add a scoring option that can also spot up and kill you from three

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David West needs to be

David West needs to be re-signed. That's a must. Paul George's re-up is coming very soon and you know he'll want the max. Lance Stephenson will need to be re-signed and his value is rising.

I think it'd be dumb to trade Danny Granger and pick up more salary going past next season. Plus, Granger can still help the Pacers if he's healthy. His style of play fits right in with the roster. He's not a ball dominant player, he moves well without the ball and he can catch and shoot. He's a quick decision maker.

I say hold onto him.

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