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The Celtics and the Lance Stephenson question
Posted By Ben Rohrbach On July 8, 2014 @ 11:02 am In General | No Comments
Do the Celtics  covet Lance Stephenson or don’t they? That is the question.
According to ESPN’s Chris Broussard, the Celtics are “showing interest”  in the free agent shooting guard. However, the Boston Herald’s Steve Bulpett claims the C’s have not contacted Stephenson nor his agent .
Considering Avery Bradley  reportedly agreed on a four-year $32 million deal to play Stephenson’s natural position, it seems surprising the Celtics  would also target the mercurial Pacers 2-guard, although he has the ability to play the 3.
While Indiana remains his ideal destination, Stephenson considered Pacers president Larry Bird ‘s offer of five years and $44 million a “low-ball” one and began exploring the open market, according to Broussard.
Based on production, Stephenson (2,752 min, 13.8 ppg, 7.2 rpg, 4.6 apg, 56.4 TS%, 14.7 PER) should command more dollars than Bradley (1,855 min, 14.9 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 1.4 apg, 51.0 TS%, 12.7 PER), but the former’s antics may prevent him from making double-digit millions annually. Either way, it’s hard to imagine the C’s stealing him from the Pacers.
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 the Celtics are “showing interest”: https://twitter.com/Chris_Broussard/statuses/486248271049158658
 the C’s have not contacted Stephenson nor his agent: http://bostonherald.com/sports/celtics_nba/boston_celtics/2014/07/danny_ainge_plays_cool_customer
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