Remember when you had to ask that question heading into a matchup?
Which will we get? The Good Lance that will provide positive energy and turn that into production or will we get the Bad Lance, who’s antics and erratic play usually cost the team in more ways than one.
Well, you can now ask that question again if you’re a fan of the Indiana Pacers. Lance Stephenson signed a 3 year, $12 million deal with the third year being a team option.
This, given to a 26-year-old guy who’s worn five different jerseys (Charlotte, L.A. Clippers, Memphis, New Orleans and Minnesota) since his 2014 free agency departure is a bit much in my opinion.
Lance hasn’t been healthy in quite a while, suffering a groin injury during his brief stint with the New Orleans Pelicans at the beginning of this season. He was waived after needing surgery. After re-signing for a second 10-day contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves in March, he sprained his ankle.
Lance finds himself back with the team that drafted him in 2010. He is eligible to play in the playoffs should the Pacers hold one of the final seeds to get in. The Pacers (37-37) are the no. 7 seed in the East.
There’s nothing to lose at this point because the Pacers just waived G Rodney Stuckey, leaving a void to fill at the shooting guard position.