Lance Stephenson RUMORS & NEWS

  • Spatting George Hill and Lance Stephenson separated by teammates during loss to Spurs

    Pro Basketball Talk "Think tensions are high in Indiana? The Pacers have lost five of six and 10 of 16. They’ve even dropped three straight, each by at least 13 points. Suddenly, they trail the Heat in the standings Every little problem between teammates, the type of issues that usually get swept under the rug..." April 01

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    Scott Agness @ScottAgness

    David West said they addressed Stephenson’s emotions as a group postgame. “He’s just got to mature. He’s got to put his big boy pants on."

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    IndyStar Sports @IndyStarSports

    RT @CandaceDBuckner: Lance Stephenson will be good to go tonight for the #Pacers

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    Indiana Pacers @Pacers

    Lance Stephenson has a bruised lower back, and his status is day-to-day.

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    Chris Vivlamore @ajchawks

    Lance Stephenson return doubtful after fall. Sore lower back. #ATLHawks

  • After All-Star snub, Lance Stephenson says he’ll ‘kill everybody’ in front of him

    New York Daily News "Lance Stephenson plays with an undeniable edge, a frenzied style that feeds on emotion. He says it's a product of growing up in Brooklyn, where players carry a "feeling that nobody can stop them on the floor." Heading into Saturday night's game against the Nets – and with an All-Star snub still..." February 02

  • Stephenson on All-Star exclusion: 'I'm mad' "Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson thought he deserved to be an Eastern Conference All-Star. The fans and coaches, however, decided he did not. He certainly had a case, and his breakout season for the league's best team has been a great story. On Friday, Stephenson didn't hold back his..." February 01

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    Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt

    NBA fines Pacers G Lance Stephenson $5,000 for his second flopping violation. Happened Monday vs. Warriors. Video:

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    Chris Miller @cmillscsn

    #Pacers Lance Stephenson will start tonight vs #Wizards after missing last game with a knee #WizardsTalk

  • Stephenson set for big free agency payday "Pacers guard Lance Stephenson has been terrific this season, coming up with three triple-doubles and averaging 13.8 points, 6.8 rebounds and 5.2 assists. He's an unrestricted free agent this summer and the question will be whether the Pacers can afford to retain him. That's a lot of cash for a..." December 29

  • Stephenson's triple-double leads Pacers to 106-79 victory over Celtics

    Indianapolis Star "Lance Stephenson insisted he was so exhausted that he was willing to give hope at a triple-double, even while most of the sellout crowd at Bankers Life Fieldhouse was clamoring for it. "If I would have missed that (last) shot, I would have told coach (Frank Vogel) to get me out," he said. "I..." December 23

  • Larry Bird discusses Pacers' intent to keep Lance Stephenson

    SB Nation "Larry Bird said that the Pacers plan to make Stephenson "a great offer" this summer. Larry Bird sat down with's Mark Montieth, and the resulting conversation was an insightful peek into Legend's always-astute psyche. One of the topics discussed was the future of fourth-year guard Lance..." December 15

  • Lance Stephenson notches triple-double as Indiana Pacers defeat Memphis 95-79, move to 8-0

    Indianapolis Star "The game had just completed, the streak remained intact, and Lance Stephenson sat down in front of his locker and found a Sharpie. Stephenson had not experienced a night like Monday since high school, so he removed his red, white and blue And 1 high-tops and wrote a little message. On the..." November 12

  • Free agent to be Lance Stephenson wants to stay with the Pacers "Lance Stephenson has been kind of a perfect individual example of the Pacers' recent rise. An apparent castoff drafted in the second round by the Pacers, Stephenson has overcome a lot of issues to become one of the most important players on one of the league's best teams. But, he's headed for..." November 09

  • Free-agent-to-be Lance Stephenson positioning himself for lucrative deal from Pacers in 2014

    Indianapolis Star "Winning sure makes people happy. The Indiana Pacers are enjoying their best start as an NBA franchise and four-year guard Lance Stephenson is showing vast improvement as he adds raw energy and now a refined shooting touch to one of the best starting fives in the league. So, of course it..." November 08

  • Stephenson's versatility helps Pacers push past Atlanta 107-89

    Indianapolis Star "It looks like Lance Stephenson is going to play a big role for the Pacers this season. Whether that’s as a starter or reserve remains to be seen. Stephenson started in place of the ailing Danny Granger for the second straight night and turned in another solid effort. His six points were..." October 23

  • Pacers re-signing Paul George limits future salary cap options

    Indianapolis Star "Indiana Pacers President Larry Bird saw Lance Stephenson standing in the crowd during a news conference to announce Paul George’s contract extension and decided to send a little love to the fast-improving guard. “Don’t worry Lance” Bird said. “You’re going to have this next year.” That’s..." September 26

  • Lance Stephenson: Pacers can be best in East

    New York Post "Lance Stephenson is impressed with the moves the Nets and Knicks have made this summer but said he still thinks his Pacers are the team best-suited to challenge the Heat in the East. “I think we’re good” Stephenson said at a back to school event in Brooklyn Wednesday. “When I’m on the court and..." September 05

  • Stephenson's success catching Wade, Heat off guard

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Center always was going to be a concern; few teams have answers for Roy Hibbert. Power forward was the difference during the regular-season series; David West has the type of bulk the Miami Heat lack in their lithe power rotation. But now shooting guard is becoming an issue, with Dwyane Wade..." May 30

  • D. West, L. Stephenson, L. James fined $5,000 apiece for flopping

    Indianapolis Star "Miami’s LeBron James has more than fouling out in Game 4 to worry about. James, Indiana’s David West and Lance Stephenson were all fined $5,000 today by the NBA for violating the league’s anti-flopping rule in Game 4 Tuesday. James, who fouled out that night, and West violated the rule while..." May 30

  • As Stephenson's game matures, Pacers move forward

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "If the Indiana Pacers are to get past the Miami Heat in the NBA's Eastern Conference finals, Lance Stephenson understands he's going to have to continue doing more. On Friday, Pacers coach Frank Vogel described the third-year player as "the key to our team," and Stephenson thinks he is finally..." May 25

  • Pacers’ Stephenson big fan of potential Nets target Shaw

    New York Post "Part of what has turned Lance Stephenson into a useful piece for the Pacers this season after two years spent mostly watching from the bench has been a much improved 3-point shot. And, according to Stephenson, a lot of the credit for that goes to Pacers associate head coach Brian Shaw. “He’s..." May 18

  • Pacers’ Stephenson big fan of assistant coach Shaw

    New York Post "Part of what has turned Lance Stephenson into a useful piece for the Pacers this season after two years spent mostly watching from the bench has been a much improved 3-point shot. And, according to Stephenson, a lot of the credit for that goes to Pacers associate head coach Brian Shaw. “He’s..." May 11

  • Controversial decision on Lance Stephenson is paying off for Pacers

    Indianapolis Star "I was wrong about Lance Stephenson. I’m sure I have lots of company, there. When the Indiana Pacers took him in the second round of the 2010 draft — and gave him a guaranteed contract — I thought Larry Bird was hitting the liquor cabinet. Stephenson was a too-typical New York City schoolboy..." May 07

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    Chris Vivlamore @ajchawks

    Lance Stephenson back in game for Pacers. #ATLHawks

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    Mike Wells @MikeWellsNBA

    Stephenson has a bruised right hip and is questionable to return

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    Scott Agness @

    Stephenson and Granger practiced, Hill and West did not. All expected to play sometime on 4-gm trip. West likely held out at least 1 more.

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    Scott Agness @

    Pacers hurting. Both Hill (left groin strain) and Stephenson (right hip flexor strain) join West and Granger in street clothes tonight.

  • Pacers to Stephenson: Run Lance Run

    Indy Cornrows "Third year player Lance Stephenson had been little more than a role player when the 2012-2013 season began. Then, when news broke that Danny Granger was going to be sidelined with a knee injury, he was thrust into the starting lineup. Being asked to hold down the fort while Granger was recovering,..." March 08

  • Now that's a teammate! Pacers' Hibbert pays Stephenson's $35k fine

    Sporting News "Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert apparently figured he got teammate Lance Stephenson into this mess, so Hibbert wanted to get him out of it. Stephenson was facing a $35,000 fine by the NBA for joining in the altercation that Hibbert started Tuesday with Golden State Warriors big man David..." March 01

  • Roy Hibbert apologizes to fans, mom and plans to cover Lance Stephenson's fine

    Indy Cornrows "Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert won't play against the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night while serving a one-game suspension for his part in the heated shoving match with David Lee and the Golden State Warriors. Lance Stephenson also drew a $35,000 fine from the NBA for his entry into..." February 28

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    The NBA on ESPN @

    Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson of GSW and Lance Stephenson of IND each fined $35,000 for escalating the altercation.