When asked in the press conference if he wanted to play with Stephenson next year, Paul George said "you know, I don't know..."
JVG made the comment that the Pacers wouldn't have got through any of the losing first round West teams (Houston, Dallas, Memphis and Golden State) in seven games. They barely got through the worst seed in the East...
Noah is a bargain compared to Hibbert. Smarter, more committed and more adventurous. When Oden came in at the end and barely looked like a competent NBA player, well, sometimes Hibbert's looked at that level. Bogut (ignoring injury) is a vastly superior player at this point to Hibbert.
Stephenson was on under $1m this year. Incredible. No doubt he'll get more next contract, but it'd be a risky play for any team. On one hand, the Pacers just made it to the conference finals and took two games off the Heat with no bench, one nutbag and one soft and hapless centre but on the other, reasonable point guards are few. Teams are having to pay up (Lin, etc) and hope they come good (Dragic) or struggling through whatever they can get (Felton, etc).
And Pacers have no first round draft pick, or depth to work with. Wonder if they were expecting more from Turner? He averaged 17 PPG with the Sixers. Should've kept Granger the way things turned out.