Position analysis: Lance Stephenson key to Pacers' offseason
June 19, 2014HOOSIER SPORTS 365
For pure entertainment purposes, no Pacer was worth the price of admission more than Lance Stephenson. He chased triple-doubles. He wiggled his hips. He channeled Michael Jordan and Gene Simmons with his tongue wagging. He flopped into infamy and fines. He even blew in LeBron James' ear.
In spite of these dubious shenanigans, the 23-year-old Stephenson is one of the most important players for the Pacers.
It started last summer when Stephenson committed himself to refining his game, which eventually led him to finish second overall in the NBA's Most Improved Player voting.