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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