Despite the Pacers extravagant presentation, which included renting out a movie theater and showing a movie dedicated to his life story, Lance Stephenson and the Indiana Pacer’s contract negotiations remain at a standstill.
Stephenson was a breakout performer and had an outstanding playoff campaign this past season, which is why he feels he is worth more than the 5 years/$44 million that the Pacers recently offered him to stay in Indiana. Stephenson will now go through the process of becoming a free agent and being courted by teams who are looking in the market for the 24-year-old’s services.
Losing Stephenson would be a tremendous blow to the Pacers. It looks like Indiana needs to step their game up and show Stephenson the money he feels he deserves before another team does.