Lance Stephenson‘s agent tells Adam Zagoria of SNY.tv that his client will have no shortage of suitors this offseason. Despite his on-court antics during the playoffs, a former GM pegs his yearly value in the $5MM-$8MM range, still short of the $10MM range he was estimated at earlier this season. Here’s more from Indiana:
- Jonathan Tjarks of RealGM makes a case for why Stephenson will be worth whatever contract he receives in free agency. Tjarks thinks Stephenson’s two-way ability and youth far outweigh the baggage that might keep teams away.
- Luis Scola will almost certainly become a free agent this summer, Jonathan Feigen of The Houston Chronicle writes. The final year on Scola’s partially guaranteed contract is worth $4.9MM, and the Pacers would be on the hook for $940,946 if they cut Scola.
- Rumors suggested that Frank Vogel was coaching for his job in the playoffs this year, but the Pacers never had any intentions of firing him, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. Indiana was nearly bumped from the postseason in the first round by the eighth-seeded Hawks.
Charlie Adams contributed to this post.