This question will be a bit moreunderstandable to Pacers fans, but who would you rather have out of Stephenson or Johnson in starting line-up?
I know we have got to this point with Stephenson starting, but to me Johnson is a more consistent offensive threat with an outside jumper that is starting to click. He really reminds me of Marcus Thornton with better defense.
I still love the energy and diversity that Stephenson could potentially bring off the bench.
IMO opinion Indiana is a 18-20ppg pure scorer/crunch-time player away from being a consitent contender and that more than likely will not be either of these 2, but given a chance Johnson could help.
I like Lance as the starter bc his ball handling allows Hill to play off ball for stretches. Also with the Pacers' bench already struggling you don't wanna take away Orlando bc he has the better chance of getting hot from the perimeter.
That makes sense, I would love to see Stephenson evolve into a very good facilitator from the SG spot.
Stephenson every day.
Someday it will be a great player for this league, 18-21 ppg 5-6 rpg 4-5 apg
Ballsy call there, personally I would be happy with 14-5-5, but I would like to think you will be right as him and George would be devastating and like a mini Wade/James combination.
OJ is a better outside shooter, but (and I never thought I'd be saying this) Lance is better on D right now. Add Lance's passing ability and drives to the goal, and he is more complete than Orlando, plain and simple.
I would actually like Lance coming off the bench for the fact that he's the better player and can create for players around him, something the Pacers bench struggles with. Somewhat a James Harden on the Thunder type of effect. Í'm a big Orlando fan but I know Lance is the more talented player with much more upside but spacing could help the starting unit and Lances creativity could spark the bench. I actually partied with Orlando on his recruiting trip to LMU where he started his college career, never in my wildest dreams did I think he was going to be in the NBA at that point.
Lance is playing really well tonight. Harden is 2-13.
He's not the shooter that OJ is, but he's a better all-around player at both ends.
What I like about Lance to night is he has only taken 2 three point attempts and they were both wide open looks that I can live with. He is very good inside the arc, but with his talent I hope he never settles.