Lance Stephenson could very well come off the bench for the Indiana Pacers next season with Danny Granger set to return, and the guard is ready to accept that possible role.

"I’m just coming in to play hard," Stephenson said. "Whatever coach (Frank Vogel) decides to do, I think it’s a great decision. Me coming off the bench, Danny coming off the bench, either way, we’re deep. Whatever helps the team, that’s what I want to do."

Stephenson praised Larry Bird's acquisitions this offseason, most recently trading for Luis Scola.

"We’ve made a lot of great pickups," Stephenson said. "Our bench is even better than what it was last year. Once training camp comes, we’re going to see where everyone’s position is at and get ready for the next year."