Indiana is aiming for maximum financial flexibility heading into free agency, per Shams.
The Indiana Pacers are declining Lance Stephenson’s $4.3M team option and he’ll be a free agent, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 25, 2018
Still, Indiana hasn’t closed the door on re-signing Stephenson after its free-agent priorities are addressed, per Haynes.
ESPN Sources: With Indiana declining team option on Lance Stephenson, Tyreke Evans and Will Barton are expected to be two of its free-agent targets.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) June 25, 2018