Stephenson on Pacers: ‘I wanted to stay there’

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Life has changed for (Lance) Stephenson, who signed a three-year deal worth $27 million with Charlotte as an unrestricted free agent in July. However on Thursday, before the Hornets played his former team, Stephenson said the change did not come easy. In an interview with The Star, Stephenson said his first choice was to stay with the Pacers.

“I wanted to stay there but they gave me a deadline where I had to choose,” Stephenson said. “So there wasn’t no time for me to make a decision. They gave me a deadline (before) how long it (was) going to take for them to go somewhere else.

“I had to make a quick decision and me and my agent decided we would see what other teams (were) talking about.”

via Candace Buckner of The Indianapolis Star

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