Lance Stephenson was born ready to play for the Indiana Pacers, apparently. The two sides are planning to unite for the third time, according to independent Pacers reporter Scott Agness.

Stephenson, who is coming off of a 10-day stint with the Atlanta Hawks, has spent six seasons, including his first four, with the Pacers. He last played for the team in 2018 and has averaged 9.1 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 298 career games with the team. His infectious energy and dazzling highlights have made him a fan favorite in Indiana. Although he may only be with the team for the duration of this short contract, it's fun to see him back with the team he shines the brightest with.

The Pacers placed several key players, including Malcolm Brogdon and Chris Duarte, in health and safety protocols. They called up Ahmad Caver from the G League to help alleviate their depth problems. With Caris LeVert taking a big portion of the ball-handling responsibilities, adding some perimeter help makes total sense for Indiana.

Stephenson, for the first time, will join a Pacers squad that isn't in playoff contention. After playing parts on two different playoff squads in his prior two stints, he joins a team that is just 14-22. Domantas Sabonis wants out and the franchise is prepared to tear the team down and start over.

Although Stephenson isn't joining the Pacers in the midst of fun times, he can make the hard times somewhat more enjoyable with his energy and razzle-dazzle.