Lance Stephenson Rumors

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Lance Stephenson
Lance Stephenson
Position: G
Born: 09/05/90
Height: 6-5 / 1.96
Weight:210 lbs. / 95.3 kg.
Salary: $9,000,000
Crawford has alluded to displeasure with the Clippers on social media, tweeting that being a free agent would be a “wish” for him in the wake of persistent trade rumors. The veteran shooting guard also listed Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena among his favorite NBA spots, seemingly referencing the Cavaliers because they were one of his rumored trade destinations. There is also the matter of whether the Clippers need to make Jordan more of a focal point of their offense. That possibility seemed to dazzle the center during his free-agency dalliance with the Dallas Mavericks.
via Los Angeles Times
Fratello, who coached Rivers for his first seven years as a point guard with the Atlanta Hawks, had his own question regarding Stephenson and Josh Smith, new acquisitions with shaky reputations. “There’s no one in the league who won’t say that they have talent and they have been athletically blessed,” said Fratello, an analyst for TNT. “However, they also come with the word ‘but’ after it, a little like [free-agent guard] J.R. Smith. Which J.R. Smith are you getting? The one who unties guys’ shoes at the foul line or the one who makes eight threes in a game?”
via Los Angeles Times
Stephenson comes with a history of having blown in LeBron James ear’ during a game. He’s also generated whispers about being a bad teammate, leading to more questions from Fratello. “How is he going to fit in with the chemistry of this team and how will he handle the star factor of Chris Paul, of Blake Griffin, of Pierce’s experience and his Hall of Fame background?” Fratello asked. “How is he going to fit in with all that and does he bounce back from having a disappointing year last year? Has he grown up, has he matured, is he going to be a contributor?”
via Los Angeles Times
Why do you think you got traded? Lance Stephenson: It just didn’t work. I felt like me and Kemba [Walker] do the same type of stuff, and it just didn’t click. Kemba is like a smaller me. He dominates the ball and he’s a playmaker. And then my jump shot wasn’t falling, so it was a tough season. I had toe and groin injuries. I’m telling you, this was worse than my rookie year when I didn’t even play. I was really mentally down. I was trying everything to try to figure out what I can do to help this squad.
via Bleacher Report