Lance Stephenson News

Lance Stephenson    G  Pacers

 

 

Lance Stephenson finished with 16 points and 11 rebounds across 30 minutes off the bench in Friday's 97-95 win against Cleveland. Stephenson did what he does best -- he gave the team a nice injection of offense and defense off the bench, and he got under the skin of LeBron James at one point, causing the four-time MVP to shove him away. He also added four assists, a steal and a blocked shot to make his fantasy owners smile from ear to ear. He'll look to keep it going on Monday in Phoenix in a very favorable matchup.

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Jan 12 - 10:43 PM

Lance Stephenson    G  Pacers

 

 

Lance Stephenson knocked down 6-of-11 shots to finish Wednesday's home loss with 15 points, eight rebounds, four assists and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes. This was the first time in six games that Lance has made at least half of his shots. The counting stats are good enough to own him in deeper points leagues, but he continues to hurt owners in percentages (43.3% FGs, 67.2% FTs) and turnovers (1.7) without contributing enough 3-pointers or defensive stats to compensate. He's a liability in category-based leagues, at least while Victor Oladipo is healthy.

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Jan 10 - 11:03 PM

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Lance Stephenson moved to the bench against the Bulls on Saturday with four points, six rebounds, four assists and one steal in 24 minutes. He lost most of the momentum he built up with this line and Victor Oladipo returning explains that. Stephenson does have some consistency issues, so it's tough to buy the hot version that has been producing over the last two weeks. If you wanted to drop him for a hot free agent, it's not the worst idea.

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Jan 06 - 10:15 PM

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Stephenson will move back to the bench for Saturday's game against the Bulls. Stephenson made four straight starts while Victor Oladipo was out of the lineup, but with Oladipo set to return Saturday, coach Nate McMillan will shift Stephenson back to a reserve role. In the four games without Oladipo, Stephenson averaged more than 32 minutes per game, which he translated to 13.5 points, 8.8 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game, while shooting 37.5 percent from three. Expect Stephenson to see a slight reduction in minutes going forward, likely settling somewhere in the range of 22-28 minutes on most nights.

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Jan 06 - 5:27 PM

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Lance Stephenson scored 15 points with seven rebounds, five assists and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes against the Bucks on Wednesday. Coach Nate McMillan is talking about a possible lineup change and the odds of that are probably going up after their struggles on defense today. Whether Stephenson starts or not, he should still be getting big minutes and it sounds like Victor Oladipo (knee) could still miss additional time.

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Jan 04 - 12:33 AM

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Lance Stephenson started for Victor Oladipo (right knee) on Sunday, posting five points on 2-of-9 shooting, four rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer. Stephenson played 22 minutes and he'll have the ball in his hands a lot if Oladipo misses more games. The bad news is that Indiana only plays twice next week, Wednesday and Saturday, and Oladipo is currently day-to-day with soreness and swelling. Still, if you picked up Stephenson it makes sense to hold him until Oladipo has a clear return date.

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Dec 31 - 8:08 PM

Lance Stephenson    G  Pacers

 

 

Stephenson tallied 18 points (8-19 FG, 2-5 3Pt), nine rebounds and three assists across 35 minutes in Friday's 119-107 loss to the Bulls. Stephenson drew a second consecutive start for Victor Oladipo (knee) and was productive once again, posting a second straight double-digit shooting effort and 2-for-5 tally from three-point range. The 27-year-old has also turned in excellent work on the glass (12.0 rebounds over the last two games), providing his fantasy owners with a significant boost in production. While his time with the first unit is expected to end as soon as Oladipo is ready to return to the lineup, it appears the latter will miss at least Sunday's game against the Timberwolves, providing Stephenson with one more opportunity in the starting five, at a minimum.

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Dec 30 - 12:46 PM

Lance Stephenson    G  Pacers

 

 

Stephenson scored 16 points (7-12 FG, 2-5 3Pt), grabbed 15 rebounds, dished five assists, and collected two steals across 36 minutes Wednesday in Indiana's loss to Dallas. With star guard Victor Oladipo (knee) out, Stephenson stepped up in a big way for Indiana. He got the start in Oladipo's absence and posted a double-double. Stephenson has performed well in the role of sixth-man for Indiana. So far in December, he is averaging 9.7 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 3.1 assists. If Oladipo remains out, Stephenson's value will rise as a result of the extended opportunities.

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Dec 28 - 1:43 PM

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Lance Stephenson posted his first double-double of the season in a start for Victor Oladipo (knee) on Wednesday, scoring 16 points with a season-high 15 rebounds, five assists, two steals and two triples in 36 minutes in a 98-94 loss to Dallas. He did have five turnovers including a costly one in the final minute, but he was terrific for the most part. Stephenson put up 16 points, eight boards, five dimes and two triples in 36 minutes in his only other start of the season, so it's not a surprise that he was productive with Oladipo's 30.8 usage rate on the shelf. Dipo is day-to-day with knee soreness and may have been rested due to the back-to-back set, so there's a good chance Stephenson will reprise his role off the bench on Friday vs. the Bulls. With December averages of 9.2 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 0.7 steals, Stephenson has proven that he can still provide low-end value when the Pacers are at full strength.

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Dec 27 - 9:22 PM

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Stephenson will draw the start at shooting guard for the injured Victor Oladipo (knee) during Wednesday's contest against the Mavericks. Stephenson has been seeing sixth-man minutes and putting up decent numbers as of late. Over the past 14 games, he's averaged 9.9 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.1 assists across 24.6 minutes per game. His role for Wednesday's contest could mean he sees the ball in his hands more often, making him an intriguing DFS option.

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Dec 27 - 5:23 PM

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