Truth & Rumors > NBA

The NBA's Most Improved Player

Views
2306
Comments
8

07:29 AM ET 12.24 | Lance Stephenson sure has had himself a nice holiday week. One night after posting his third triple-double of the season, [Stephenson] and the Pacers (23-5) put on a show in Brooklyn Monday night before taking a break for the holidays. Stephenson followed up his big night with another, scoring 10 of his career-high 26 points in the final quarter as the Pacers blew past the Nets (9-18), 103-86. ... Stephenson, the Brooklyn native, kept attacking and caught the Nets in bad spots defensively. On one fast break, he wisely pulled up at the foul line for two. Another time down, he drove the baseline and zipped a pass to Paul George for a 3-pointer. ... "I think hands-down, he's the Most Improved Player in the league so far. He continues to give us a great lift." -- Frank Vogel on Stephenson.

NBA.com

Lance Stephenson, Icon Sports Lance Stephenson, Icon Sports
December 24, 2013  07:38 AM ET

Come To LA, Bro.

December 24, 2013  08:09 AM ET

He is one of the driving forces on that team for sure....Plus he has finally figured out how to play in the NBA and what his role is...Which so many players never can find or learn.

December 24, 2013  08:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Come To LA, Bro.

Quit beggin', Bro.

December 24, 2013  10:17 AM ET

He is by far the MIP so far. Especially since his improvement has directly influenced his team's position. Credit must also be given to the coach for making it happen for him. Guy has been in the league a while but never figured it out. Looks like now he has!

December 24, 2013  10:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Come To LA, Bro.

Why Would Anyone In Their Right Mind Want To Go There, Bro ?

December 24, 2013  10:42 AM ET

The kid is good and he stays humble. I've been to the Pacers shoot around before the game and he still talks to the fans unlike Paul George and Hibbert. George and Hibbert think they're in the same class as Lebron now.

December 24, 2013  11:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

.......Guy has been in the league a while but never figured it out. Looks like now he has!

The difference is that he's now 23 years old (after having come into the league at age 20); if he'd stayed in school for four years, this would be his rookie season.

From an NBA perspective, he's simply maturing.

 
December 27, 2013  02:51 PM ET

Swaggy P aka Nick Young ya B%^&*

Comment

Remember to keep your posts clean. Profanity will get filtered, and offensive comments will be removed.


Truth & Rumors

MOST POPULAR

  1. 1
    Irving: Fans don't deserve the Cavs
    Views
    8139
    Comments
    680
  2. 2
    Red Sox dodged two injury scares
    Views
    2955
    Comments
    495
  3. 3
    Trump taking a legit run at the Bills
    Views
    2263
    Comments
    106
  4. 4
    Why the Raiders have lost 111 of 160 games
    Views
    6195
    Comments
    66
  5. 5
    Bruins can't count on shut-down D
    Views
    1640
    Comments
    60

SI.com

SI Photos