He's settled into his role and is averaging 20 points per game over the last week. But his 10-day hardship contract expired on Tuesday.
Sabonis scored a career-high 42 points, then praised Stephenson: "He has a swag that goes around that everyone wants to be part of."
This is a significant moment for him. NBA teams had until 5 p.m. ET on Friday to waive players on non-guaranteed contracts.
The first stop of his tour was at Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Thursday.
The Fieldhouse was electric Wednesday night for his return and as he scored 20 straight points in the first quarter.
"I’m not just here to survive; I’m here to thrive," Keifer Sykes said. "I want to be in the NBA for a long time."
Sabonis scored 32 and the Pacers hit a season-high 19 3s, but the same theme was costly in the loss.
He will help with depth at guard since the team has five players in the protocols. Lance's skills trainer Rob Blackwell discusses his growth.
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