【Guide】Recently, George has been training for the US men’s basketball team in Las Vegas. In an interview, he said that for
Stephenson’s departure is very regrettable, and the pressure for next season is also great.
The Pacers did not get much reinforcement this summer, and they also lost Stephenson. In the first place in the regular season last season, they were still eliminated by the Heat in the playoffs.
The Pacers seem to be under the spell of the Heat, but now there are only two of the Heat’s Big Three. James has not fled the East, and he will still meet the Pacers after joining the Cavaliers.
Stephenson rejected the Pacers’ five-year, $44 million contract this summer, and instead signed a three-year, $27 million contract with the Hornets.
For Stephenson’s departure, George was very disappointed.
“Obviously, I want him to stay, we have such a good chemistry, but I don’t want to help him make the decision.” George said.
After Stephenson left, there was news of the Pacers rebuilding, “Lance is gone, everyone thinks we will start rebuilding, people see it this way, I am under a lot of pressure, I am ready to withstand this
Pressure,” George said.
After Stephenson left, the Pacers had a lot of vacancies in the backcourt. Although Rodney Stuckey was currently signed to fill Stephenson’s vacancy, the strength of the backcourt has decreased a lot.
George congratulated the newly joined teammate, and he believed in Stuckey’s strength very much.
“He is a player who likes to play as a whole. He will be very suitable for us. He defends hard and knows how to play pick-and-roll. He will be a suitable replacement for Stephenson.” George said.
Although Stuckey’s scoring ability is not as good as Stephenson’s, Stuckey works very hard on the defensive end, and he also does a good job in sharing the ball. Compared with Stephenson’s occasional unreliability, Stuckey’s attitude towards the game
The attitude is much better, and the Pacers have taken a fancy to this.