Apr 19, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson (1) plays defense against the Atlanta Hawks in game one during the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Why Lance Stephenson Could Fit In Denver


Lance Stephenson is set to become a free agent this summer. He is expected to draw interest from many teams, including the Denver Nuggets. This past season was his best in the number as he averaged 13 points per game and 7 rebounds.His stats have improved each year he has been in the NBA, and he has turned out great for the 40th pick in the draft.

Stephenson is a scorer who commands the ball and that is something that the Nuggets could use. Aside from Ty Lawson the Nuggets didn’t really have anyone they could give the ball to score when they really needed a hoop. The Nuggets lacked a big-time scorer and Stephenson could fill that void right off the bat.

With Lance Stephenson there is some baggage. If you have watched Stephenson’s games, you know what type of player he is. He is a ball hog. He is constantly looking to score and sometimes it becomes a little much. While being a ball hog can be good at times, Stephenson often forces bad shots and it hurts his team. The next part of baggage that comes with Lance Stephenson is his trash talking. In his most recent playoff series against the Miami Heat, Stephenson tried to get into the head of LeBron James. His tactics ultimately back fired and he was made a fool to the entire NBA.

Look we all know the downside with Lance Stephenson but we also know the upside he has. He is only 23 years old and he has a tremendous amount of talent. He is a player that could instantly walk on to the Nuggets and make them a better team. Signing Stephenson could allow the Nuggs to bring Randy Foye off the bench which could help make the team dangerous. Overall, adding Lance Stephenson to a young team seems like a good idea.

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  • Matt

    Yes! This is exactly what we need. We got two big guys in Javale and Mozgov. We got two powerforwards in JJ and Faried, we have one combo forward in Arthur, we have three SFs in Galo, Chandler and Miller. We have Foye, Stephenson and Fournier. Then we got Nate and Ty at the point.

    Starters
    Lawson
    Stephenson
    Galo
    Faried
    Mozgov

    2nd team
    Robinson
    Foye/Fournier
    Arthur/Chandler/Miller
    JJ/Arthur
    Mcgee

    Those are two very tough teams to beat. I’m not even saying this is the best combo, but what I am saying is that no bench team would be able to face either the starters or the second team. Extremely lethal. Stephenson would probably get us to at least the western conference finals. The guy has mental problems, but in a good way, doesn’t back down, is always fired up, and I think he’ll fit in. Well I hope he does.
    I’m assuming Aaron Brooks, Jan Vesely and Anthony Randolph will be let go. Although I really liked Aaron Brooks, the dude can score. Worked hard, and it would be a tough decision if we didn’t already have Nate on the books.