UPDATES & NEWS
Nearly a week after the Indiana Pacers offered talented but controversial guard Lance Stephenson a five-year, $44 million contract, the two sides remain far apart on a new deal.
Stephenson obviously wants the sun, the moon and the stars from the Pacers after leading them in both rebounds and assists last season and really just taking his game to the next level overall. However, his on-court antics, especially throughout the playoffs, are what he is most-remembered for right now and that could be a sticking point for the Pacers with regard to going with more dollars. The two sides should continue to negotiate, but it might take the involvement of a third team to really kick the discussions into high gear. ANALYST: Howard Bender
Johnny Manziel reported for the first day of voluntary workouts Monday.
Manziel has completed his rehab program and is looking to be the team's starting quarterback in 2015. There has been speculation about the Browns drafting a quarterback in this draft, but we will have to wait and see. Their selections in the draft will give us a glimpse of what the organization thinks about Manziel, as well as how they feel about him as their starting quarterback. The draft will be a big indicator to us, and to Johnny Football, about his status in Cleveland. Analysis: Colby Conway
Joe Nathan (elbow) threw a full bullpen session Monday.
Nathan was able to throw off a mound on Saturday, but today was his first full bullpen session since suffering the elbow injury. Joakim Soria has been dynamite as the team's closer, and it is quite possible that he returns from the DL as the team's set-up man, not the closer. This is worth monitoring, especially if you own Nathan or Soria. Analysis: Colby Conway