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Position
G
 
Jersey
33
Name  Lance Stephenson
Born  9/5/1990
Height  6-5
Weight  230
College  Cincinnati
7/16/2014 3:46:00 PM
Description: The Hornets have signed Lance Stephenson to a three-year, $27 million contract.
Insight: The third year is a team option. Stephenson broke out for the Pacers in 2013-14, averaging 13.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game, though he played out of control at times and rubbed some people the wrong way with his on-court antics. He'll replace Gerald Henderson (14 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 2.6 apg) in the starting lineup.
 
5/29/2014 8:41:00 PM
Description: Pacers guard Lance Stephenson has been fined $10,000 for flopping in Wednesday's win over Miami. SOURCE: Scott Agness, Pacers.com
Insight: It's his second violation of the playoffs. Stephenson (13.8 ppg this postseason) is well-known for his quirks but even for him his behavior in Game 5 was pretty bizarre. Stephenson's high jinks included wandering into Miami's huddle and blowing into LeBron's ear. We'll see what kind of antics Stephenson has in store for Game 6 on Friday night.
 
5/25/2014 9:22:00 AM
Description: Lance Stephenson turned in a valiant effort Saturday in Indiana's 12-point loss to Miami.
Insight: Stephenson pulled down a game-high 11 rebounds while also chipping in with ten points, five assists and three steals. He's been on the court for 90 of a possible 96 minutes over the last two contests. Among guards, only Tony Allen and Russell Westbrook have averaged more rebounds than Stephenson (7.3 rpg) this postseason.
 
5/22/2014 6:57:00 PM
Description: The league has fined Pacers shooting guard Lance Stephenson $5,000 for flopping in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals. SOURCE: Sports Illustrated
Insight: Stephenson makes $930,000 a year so that's less than one percent of his salary. He's played well recently, averaging 19.7 ppg over his last three contests. The series is tied at one heading into Saturday's Game 3 in Miami.
 
Hot5/21/2014 9:41:00 AM
Description: Indiana guard Lance Stephenson had his best game of the playoffs Tuesday in a loss to the Heat.
Insight: Ten of his game-high 25 points came in the third quarter. After getting off to a slow start this postseason, Stephenson has come on strong over his last three games, averaging 19.7 ppg, 7.7 apg and 5.0 rpg during that stretch. Game 3 is Saturday at Miami.
 
Hot5/4/2014 9:42:00 AM
Description: Pacers shooting guard Lance Stephenson totaled 19 points, 14 rebounds and five assists Saturday in a win against the Hawks.
Insight: Stephenson finally woke up in Games 5-7, scoring 18.7 ppg on 53.8 percent shooting after averaging only 13 ppg on 42.9 percent shooting in the first four games of the series. Indiana's next opponent will be the fifth-seeded Wizards. Stephenson averaged 10.3 ppg, 11.7 rpg and 6.3 apg against them in three regular season contests.
 
4/15/2014 8:56:00 PM
Description: The Pacers will rest all their starters Wednesday against the Magic and that includes shooting guard Lance Stephenson.
Insight: Indiana was able to clinch home court advantage when Miami lost to the Wizards on Monday night. That renders Wednesday's regular season finale meaningless. Stephenson will finish the year with averages of 13.8 ppg, 4.6 apg and 7.2 rpg in 78 contests. He was the NBA's leader in triple-doubles this season with five.
 
4/13/2014 4:14:00 PM
Description: Pacers guard Lance Stephenson (17 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists) got his swagger back Sunday in a win over Oklahoma City.
Insight: Sunday was Stephenson's fifth triple-double of the season. The three-pointer he drilled in front of Kevin Durant with 34 seconds left was the dagger. The Pacers now control their own destiny and can lock up the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference with a win Wednesday in the regular season finale.
 
4/9/2014 4:46:00 PM
Description: Indiana shooting guard Lance Stephenson will miss Wednesday's game against the Bucks to rest, according to Candace Buckner of the Indianapolis Star.
Insight: Evan Turner will start in Stephenson's place. All five Pacers' starters are sitting out Wednesday.
 
3/26/2014 10:35:00 PM
Description: Indiana shooting guard Lance Stephenson just picked up his second technical and has been ejected from Wednesday's game against Miami.
Insight: Stephenson said something to Dwyane Wade after hitting a shot and was quickly given the heave-ho. He'll finish with 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting. Evan Turner is likely to finish out the game at shooting guard.
 
3/5/2014 10:41:00 PM
Description: Pacers guard Lance Stephenson may have re-injured his groin Wednesday against Charlotte.
Insight: Stephenson played through the injury but was limited to 12 points on 4-for-9 shooting. The Pacers have now dropped two in a row for the first time since December.
 
Hot2/23/2014 9:11:00 AM
Description: Indiana shooting guard Lance Stephenson narrowly missed another triple-double Saturday against the Bucks with 24 points, nine rebounds and eight assists in 37 minutes.
Insight: Stephenson (14.2 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 5.2 apg) leads the NBA with four triple-doubles, two more than anyone else. He also leads all shooting-guard eligible players in rebounds.
 
2/9/2014 11:30:00 AM
Description: Indiana shooting guard Lance Stephenson (bruised back) will play Sunday against the Magic, according to Candace Buckner of the Indianapolis Star.
Insight: Stephenson fell hard on his back Tuesday versus the Hawks and missed Friday's game. Fantasy owners will get back 14.1 ppg, 7.2 rpg and 5.3 apg when Stephenson returns Sunday.
 
2/7/2014 11:50:00 AM
Description: Indiana shooting guard Lance Stephenson won't play Friday against Portland. He's dealing with a bruised lower back. SOURCE: Pacers on Twitter
Insight: Stephenson fell hard on his back Tuesday versus the Hawks. He has four double-doubles and a triple-double in his last seven games. Danny Granger will get the start in his place.
 
Hot2/7/2014 11:10:00 AM
Description: Indiana shooting guard Lance Stephenson is probable for Friday's game against Portland while dealing with a bruised lower back.
Insight: Stephenson fell hard on his back Tuesday versus the Hawks. He has four double-doubles and a triple-double in the last seven games.
 
2/4/2014 9:12:00 PM
Description: Indiana shooting guard Lance Stephenson fell hard on his back Tuesday versus the Hawks and is unlikely to return. SOURCE: Brooke Olzendam, Fox Sports Indiana
Insight: He remained in the game to shoot his free throws but left shortly after. If Stephenson's night is indeed over, he'll finish with ten points, four rebounds and six turnovers in 23 minutes of action.
 
Hot1/30/2014 9:36:00 PM
Description: After being left off the Eastern Conference All-Star team earlier in the night, Pacers guard Lance Stephenson came up with his NBA-leading fourth triple-double (14 points, 10 assists, 10 rebounds).
Insight: Stephenson and Kyle Lowry were snubbed in favor of Joe Johnson. Stephenson has gotten better as the year has progressed, averaging 16.3 points, 8.1 rebounds and 5.9 assists over his last 22 games.
 
1/29/2014 9:52:00 AM
Description: Indiana shooting guard Lance Stephenson did it all Tuesday in a win over the Lakers.
Insight: Stephenson chipped in with 15 points, 14 boards, six assists and two steals. He might be the NBA's biggest triple-double threat at the moment. Look for Stephenson to be one of the players named when All-Star reserves are announced on Thursday night.
 
1/25/2014 9:56:00 AM
Description: Pacers guard Lance Stephenson kept his All-Star bid alive with another tremendous effort Friday against the Kings.
Insight: Stephenson netted 24 points on 9-of-19 shooting. But of course, scoring is only part of what makes Stephenson great. He also cleaned up the glass with ten rebounds while delivering six assists. He's the leader in the clubhouse for Most Improved Player.
 
Hot1/18/2014 9:48:00 PM
Description: Indiana shooting guard Lance Stephenson helped his All-Star chances with another dominant effort Saturday versus the Clippers.
Insight: Stephenson's line included 22 points, 12 rebounds, seven assists and one steal. The 23-year-old has been as good a rebounder as any guard in the league this season and continues to be a triple-double threat every time he steps on the floor.