The Memphis Grizzlies are declining guard Lance Stephenson's $9.4 million team option for next season, league sources told The Vertical. The Grizzlies declined the option in order to keep as much cap space as possible, sources said, as they hope to retain point guard Mike Conley, who is an unrestricted free agent after nine seasons with the Grizzlies. Stephenson, 25, will also become an unrestricted free agent.
INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Pacers coach Nate McMillan has added Bill Bayno and David McClure to his coaching staff. The Pacers announced McMillan’s full staff on Monday. McMillan had said previously that assistants Dan Burke and Popeye Jones would return from the staff that helped out head coach Frank Vogel last season. Bayno is a veteran assistant who has previously worked in the NBA at Toronto, Minnesota and Portland. He is widely respected for his work ethic and attention to the defensive end. The 30-year-old McClure spent the last two seasons as a player development coach with the San Antonio Spurs, who have gained a reputation for developing coaches across the league. McClure played at Duke