Lance Stephenson's Complicated Relationship With The Indiana Pacers

TheRookieWall.comCorrespondent ISeptember 3, 2010

NEW YORK - MARCH 11: Lance Stephenson #33 of the Cincinnati Bearcats reacts after a turnover with less than ten seconds in the game against the West Virginia Mountaineers during the quarterfinal of the 2010 NCAA Big East Tournament at Madison Square Garden on March 11, 2010 in New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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When the Pacers’ selected Paul George, Lance Stephenson, and Magnum Rolle in June’s NBA Draft, it marked a departure from the team's previous drafting strategy.  They were definitely taking higher upside players, but with that comes more risk. 

The fans in Indiana thought the team had distanced itself from such characters as Stephen Jackson, Jamaal Tinsley, Ron Artest, and to a certain degree, Jermaine O’Neal.  Then Lance Stephenson got arrested for domestic assault.

Since then little has been said out of the Pacers’ or Lance’s camp, but Mike Wells, beat writer for the Indiana Pacers, is starting to shed some light on the situation.  In two of his most recent tweets he tells us that Stephenson is working out with assistant coaches at a different facility from the rest of the team, and has not been permitted to workout at Conseco at all.  What he doesn’t tell us is what that means.

The Pacers have three options.



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