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Sporting News Report: Stephenson battle down to Hornets, Pacers, and Mavs

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I think I'm leaning towards Bonnell in this.  If we really wanted Lance, he'd be here by now.  It sounds like his agent might be using a Hornets rumor to get more money from the Pacers.

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Marc Stein on ESPN just said (paraphrasing), "Lance better hope that the offer from the Pacers for 5 years 44mil is still on the table because no one is going to offer him close to that and Larry Bird is his biggest fan in the NBA."  Also referenced how Dallas getting Parsons really hurt big money for Lance.

 

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I would absolutely love to sign Lance if the market keeps going like this. 

 

I think he ends up taking a 2 or 3 year deal to try and improve his value and land a monster deal in a few years.  Would he say no to 2 years/ $21 mil right now?

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I just have the feeling we overpay for Lance over Dallas. I'd be really surprised if he returned to Indiana. But then again, like many have said: Lance and PJ together might be a nightmare.

Like we were overpaying for Hayward? I was concerned about it then, too.

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Well then see ya PJ.

I don't know why that is so hard for some people here to understand.

If it came down to Hairston versus Stephenson as the one troubled player, then Hairston SHOULD lose out. Stephenson has proven he can play in NBA games against the best.

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All a long I said I'd be surprised if this dude fetched more than $10.5 per.

He's a baller, that's for sure. However, his on court antics scared off a lot of teams and no one is willing to gamble that type of money on him.

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Here is Bonnell just literally days before Hayward signing

@snbaker14: @rick_bonnell so we need scoring and indicated wed make a splash. Who's likely? Heyward, Parsons, Monroe?

@rick_bonnell: @snbaker14 Probably none of the above.

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Point being, he won't know until Hornets want him to know.

Keep faith

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Attn: Hornets.

As a smaller market team, until you establish yourself as contenders, you have to take calculated risks to compete.

Stephenson might be a little crazy, but he is a guy that can take you from 5-8 in East to 1-4 in the East.

Once you establish a winning tradition, then you can become more picky as demand to join your team will increase.

Hoping to sign a bunch of fugging boy scouts or no one at all will keep us right where we are.

Stephenson is worth the calculated risk, even if he did perform the career killer red flag of blowing in someone's ear.

Get this poo done. Don't be pussies.

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Attn: Hornets.

As a smaller market team, until you establish yourself as contenders, you have to take calculated risks to compete.

Stephenson might be a little crazy, but he is a guy that can take you from 5-8 in East to 1-4 in the East.

Once you establish a winning tradition, then you can become more picky as demand to join your team will increase.

Hoping to sign a bunch of fugging boy scouts or no one at all will keep us right where we are.

Stephenson is worth the calculated risk, even if he did perform the career killer red flag of blowing in someone's ear.

Get this poo done. Don't be pussies.

/rant

With the rebranding and people giving you a 2nd chance I can see why they would pass on Lance. You don't want to turnoff your potential fan base bc people on your team is involved in wild ass behavior. It's better having a team people can identify with and root for. How do you explain to your kid why Lance is hooking up with tranny's on Twitter? I don't think it's wise to have this type of image when your wanting people to give you a second chance. Also, Coach Clifford is a no bs type of guy from what I can tell and the team comes first. Not sure how they would get along when Lance goes into his playground ball 1 on 1 game. If he was more consistent then I understand your case. The more and more I look at the guy, the less I want him on the team at this time for the money it would cost.

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With the rebranding and people giving you a 2nd chance I can see why they would pass on Lance. You don't want to turnoff your potential fan base bc people on your team is involved in wild ass behavior. It's better having a team people can identify with and root for. How do you explain to your kid why Lance is hooking up with tranny's on Twitter? I don't think it's wise to have this type of image when your wanting people to give you a second chance. Also, Coach Clifford is a no bs type of guy from what I can tell and the team comes first. Not sure how they would get along when Lance goes into his playground ball 1 on 1 game. If he was more consistent then I understand your case. The more and more I look at the guy, the less I want him on the team at this time for the money it would cost.

Winning will help more

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