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08:10 AM ET 04.11 | No matter where the Pacers go in the second season, they will likely be doing it without Lance Stephenson, who was benched for Sunday's game against the Knicks. [Frank] Vogel announced Saturday that Stephenson would be the fourth point guard for the rest of the regular season and during the playoffs. The only way he will play is if there's an injury to any of the point guards in front of him -- Darren Collison, A.J. Price and Ford. ... Stephenson, who didn't say what caused his demotion, knows he only has himself to blame and must grow out of his label as an offensively talented but immature person. ... Stephenson will make $810,000 next season, but the Pacers could release him and swallow his contract.

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April 11, 2011  08:15 AM ET

See ya.....

April 11, 2011  08:26 AM ET

Ok...I have nothing....nope cant think of a thing to say about this thread.

April 11, 2011  08:27 AM ET

ok,next up for benching and subsequent dismissal ....demarcus cousins

April 11, 2011  08:27 AM ET

never heard of him......

April 11, 2011  08:36 AM ET

Ok I thought of something...Why do we have a story on a guy who they dont even have a pic of..

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April 11, 2011  08:52 AM ET
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never heard of him......

Maybe he's related to Marbury given how he's wasted his talent.

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April 11, 2011  09:29 AM ET

You had your chances, Bro.

April 11, 2011  09:45 AM ET
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Huge potential guy comi g out of HS, mediocre college career, mediocre pro career so farThis is a PERFECT example why they need to keep a 1 year or go to a 2 year minimum rule, prior to these guys going to the nba.......Cause he would've been a top pick, had he jumped right in. And indy would've REALLY been burned, rather than simply wasting a 2 nd round pick

Yeah I agree they need a 2 year rule....Game isnt always enough if you have no maturity about yourself. He was talented and even showed flashes in college but wasnt ready at all.

April 11, 2011  09:59 AM ET

And the Sunday T&R was : Pacers done with Stephenson? ...so a repeat story ...

April 11, 2011  10:00 AM ET
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Ok I thought of something...Why do we have a story on a guy who they dont even have a pic of..

for a pic .... just look at Sunday T&R ..... Pacers done with Stephenson?

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April 11, 2011  10:09 AM ET
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Maybe he's related to Marbury given how he's wasted his talent.

You NY people maybe know him better as .... "Born Ready" ..... nickname at Rucker Park ...

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April 11, 2011  10:33 AM ET
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Huge potential guy comi g out of HS, mediocre college career, mediocre pro career so farThis is a PERFECT example why they need to keep a 1 year or go to a 2 year minimum rule, prior to these guys going to the nba.......Cause he would've been a top pick, had he jumped right in. And indy would've REALLY been burned, rather than simply wasting a 2 nd round pick

College is NOT the answer in all cases ... especially this case! He "wasted" time and space by going to school. Perfect candidate for a year or two in Europe after HS.

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