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If they were "willing to do this" and "willing to do that"They should have put it on the table.

Their stubbornness is our gain. Fug them.

If he was "your best player" pay him accordingly or give him a short contract so you can pay him when other contracts go off the books.

Don't be disappointed with Lance, be disappointed that you didn't close the deal.

They just wanted a potential star on the cheap for 5 years


I honestly think Bird though he could get a cheap rental out of Lance due to his past behavior and not court performance. He actually might be a better fit for the Hornets then Gor Don. Lance has potential to be a game changer for the Charlotte area. When is the last time Hornets and Panthers got this much attention, we are getting spoiled.

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I don't understand why peop,e keep harping on the turning down 44 million. The offer from Charlotte was considerably better. Lance is making a hell of a lot more in the 3 season here then in Indy. The story they should be writing is the Pacers tried to screw Lance on the contract if you actually look at the structure of it. When you look at the x's and o's it's very obvious why he left.

Do they not teach math in that backward ass town up north?
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Actually agree with that article.


The problem is his reasoning for why Lance rejected the Pacers is wrong. The writer makes it sound like Lance did everything in his power to leave Indiana and that's simply not true. His agent wanted a shorter deal so Lance could capitalize after the new salary cap on a max deal if he performed well. Bird was trying to lock him in below his market rate for his prime thinking no one would challenge the Pacers for Lance.

You can't max out Hibbert and give George Hill the same 8 million dollars and then try to lowball Lance. Instead of blaming Stephenson, the writer should point the finger at management that capped out the Pacers and stuck them with players that couldn't show up in the playoffs.

Once again, because of his visibility, Lance is the convenient scapegoat.

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I think it was something more than money that brought lance stephenson to charlotte

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All I saw was "extreme butthurt" and thought this was going to be a Cam-gets-insulted-by-the-media thread.

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Larry Birds comments in that article got me really excited.


So when Lance was on, he was better than Paul George according to Bird.

That's exciting!!!


I feel like he will be better than Paul George. That means alot coming from Larry bird

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Lance is making a hell of a lot more in the 3 season here then in Indy. 

 

Ummm.... How so?

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Ummm.... How so?


More per year here with the opportunity to get a much larger contract if he pans out.

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All I saw was "extreme butthurt" and thought this was going to be a Cam-gets-insulted-by-the-media thread.


Good one! (Not really)


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More per year here with the opportunity to get a much larger contract if he pans out.

 

It was barely more per year (in relative NBA money) which certainly isn't "a hell of a lot more." And also, he said "more in the 3 season here then in Indy" so that opportunity to get a larger contract wouldn't apply to his comment of "a hell of a lot more." And he would have that same opportunity after the Pacers deal, it'd just have to wait 2 years. Reality is he came here over Indy for a reason having nothing to do with money. He essentially took the same amount on a 2 year shorter contract to play here. He is betting on himself to some degree, but there is absolutely no way "Lance is making a hell of a lot more in the 3 season here here then in Indy" as the guy I was replying to said.

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It was barely more per year (in relative NBA money) which certainly isn't "a hell of a lot more." And also, he said "more in the 3 season here then in Indy" so that opportunity to get a larger contract wouldn't apply to his comment of "a hell of a lot more." And he would have that same opportunity after the Pacers deal, it'd just have to wait 2 years. Reality is he came here over Indy for a reason having nothing to do with money. He essentially took the same amount on a 2 year shorter contract to play here. He is betting on himself to some degree, but there is absolutely no way "Lance is making a hell of a lot more in the 3 season here here then in Indy" as the guy I was replying to said.


Yeah 300,000 isn't a lot more money????

What do you do for a living again??

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It was barely more per year (in relative NBA money) which certainly isn't "a hell of a lot more." And also, he said "more in the 3 season here then in Indy" so that opportunity to get a larger contract wouldn't apply to his comment of "a hell of a lot more." And he would have that same opportunity after the Pacers deal, it'd just have to wait 2 years. Reality is he came here over Indy for a reason having nothing to do with money. He essentially took the same amount on a 2 year shorter contract to play here. He is betting on himself to some degree, but there is absolutely no way "Lance is making a hell of a lot more in the 3 season here here then in Indy" as the guy I was replying to said.


The OPPORTUNITY for "a hell of a lot more" is the key for the reason I pointed out.

The fact is that Lance is a Hornet because and ONLY because of red flags which scared other teams away and a poor miscalculation by the Pacers in attempting to keep him there. If he doesn't blow in lebrons ear, he's signing a max extension with the Pacers and we have no shot.

There were no indications he ever wanted to leave and I don't believe he really wanted to, we were just able to draw up a contract that was in his words from the presser, in HIS "best interest."

This was a big step toward making Charlotte a viable free agent destination, but the reality is that it wasn't your typical "big name FA" courtship. It was a case of a ton of things having to fall into place leaving Charlotte and Indiana as the only competition for his services.

It got to a point where even if we had our doubts, Lance was worth taking a flier on for the right price, and as it turned out, Chos patience paid huge dividends.

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