Originally Posted by VICTOR PAGE
I understand Lance probably wouldn't have flourished anywhere else besides Indiana...but do Knicks fan feel any type of way that they drafted Andy Rautins and Landry Fields with back to back picks...right before Lance?
I don't even think about it. Mostly because I assume Lance would have been traded at some point if the Knicks drafted him.
Originally Posted by JJs07
Why exactly wouldn't Lance be a good #2 option?
It's entirely possible he could be... but would you trust him right now with that responsibility? Say he keeps up his play through the rest of the season. You're a team with cap space and you need a number 2 to pair alongside your franchise guy. Are you prepared to give Lance 10-12 million a year (the numbers some people have been throwing out)?
If he's made a breakthrough and his game improves, it's a good value and investment.. but I'm worried it's a combination of a "right place, right time" perfect situation in Indy + a contract year.