Lance Stephenson: Eight minutes
Lance Stephenson is such a character and is so fun to watch that I wish he would get more minutes with the Los Angeles Lakers this season. However, with all of the talent in front of him, it is hard to see Stephenson get more than eight minutes a game if everyone remains healthy.
Of course, sports are never perfect and someone is destined to miss some time, which opens the door for Stephenson, as the veteran, to get more playing time. You can really make the case for Stephenson to deserve anywhere from eight to 16 minutes per game, all depending on how you view what he brings to the table.
Stephenson is mostly going to wreck have off the bench for the Lakers. His primary role, it seems, is to come off the bench in big games and get in the heads of Draymond Green, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and any star that is susceptible to his antics.
He will bring more than that, though. He has already had his fair share of head-scratching as well as impressive moments and will bring more of the same all season long.
One game, you may be thinking that Stephenson is the best bench player on the Lakers and deserves way more minutes. The next, you could be screaming at your television at an idiotic play that Stephenson commits.
It is all part of signing Lance Stephenson.