The Indiana Pacers had more news than they wanted coming out of New York this past weekend.
As exciting as the news was about Danny Granger's 22-point game on Saturday while solidifying a spot Team USA on Saturday, the late reports Sunday about Lance Stephenson's arrest were equal parts depressing.
With regard to Stephenson, I would guard against expecting a rash decision about his future. These situations are always complicated and take time to resolve themselves. It's best to let it play out and see how both Stephenson and the Pacers handle the situation going forward.
Is it maddening? Absolutely. And that feeling most likely will linger since we'll probably never know all of the details surrounding the situation. The one glaring detail we know is horrific but it also isn't the end of this story.
After the jump, more links with stories about Stephenson and Team USA.
- AP: Pacers draft pick Lance Stephenson arrested in NYC
AP: USA Basketball Beats France in Exhibition at MSG
Cheap shot alert for a laugh: "Boris Diaw scored 15 points for France, which surrendered a 16-4 run early in the third quarter after staying close with the Americans in the first half."
Pacers rookie Stephenson arrested in New York
Mike Wells reports on Lance Stephenson's arrest on Sunday.
Lance Stephenson, Indiana Pacers NBA player, arrested for pushing his girlfriend down the stairs
John Lauinger updates his report for the New York Daily News.
Lance Stephenson’s Future With the Pacers
Jared Wade from 8.9 offers his thoughts on where we go from here with Lance Stephenson.
NBA.com: U.S. strengths, weaknesses on display in win over France
John Schuhmann continues his fabulous coverage of Team USA with his report on yesterday's win over France.
Gordon scores 8 points in U.S. win | IndyStar.com
Danny Granger went scoreless in yesterday's Team USA win over France, but Eric Gordon chipped in 8 points and will travel to Europe seeking on of the final 12 roster spots for the World Championships.
Danny Excels During Team USA Scrimmage
Jared Wade took in Team USA's scrimmage at MSG on Saturday and shares his thoughts on Danny Granger's big outing.
Boyle to walk across state for charity
Mike Wells reports on Mark Boyle's Wish Walk which begins tomorrow. Don't forget to hit the link on the sidebar for more information and to donate to the Indiana Children's Wish Fund.
Heat forward Udonis Haslem cited for marijuana possession
The Miami Heat are also dealing with legal issues as forward Udonis Haslem was arrested Sunday for possession of marijuana following a traffic stop in Miami-Dade County.