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January 18, 2015 Updates

The original deal would have sent Stephenson to Brooklyn, Nets center Brook Lopez to the Oklahoma City Thunder and various Nets and Thunder players – possibly point guard Jarrett Jack and shooting guard Jeremy Lamb – to the Hornets. A knowledgeable source told the Observer Friday morning that the deal was dormant, if not dead. The Nets pulled away from negotiations and are now exploring other options to move Lopez’s contract. Charlotte Observer

Stephenson was his usual entertaining self. He scored 13 points, turned the ball over three of the first four times he touched it and shouldered Roy Hibbert to the ground 30 feet from the basket on a play that looked like a hockey check and which no official saw. “I didn’t hit him that hard,” Stephenson said. “He flopped. You can’t knock down big Roy. C’mon now.” Charlotte Observer

January 17, 2015 Updates

The Charlotte Hornets say point guard Kemba Walker will not play against the Indiana Pacers on Saturday night because of a cyst on his left knee. It's unclear how long Walker will be out. Walker has averaged 29.8 points per game over the last six games and the Hornets have gone 5-1 during that stretch. ESPN.com

No Al Jefferson and no Kemba Walker. No good for the Charlotte Hornets. For the first time since center Jefferson signed with the then-Bobcats two summers ago, this franchise will play with neither Jefferson nor Walker available Saturday night against the Indiana Pacers. Charlotte Observer

January 16, 2015 Updates

Ohm Youngmisuk: Sources say Nets have decided they cannot move forward on any trade until there is more of a consensus in the organization... The whole Nets organization still isn’t convinced it wants to take the Lance gamble. And a trade with OKC doesn’t give Nets enough... for now. That said, Nets' trade talk has been so active recently that possibility remains that talks can resume at any point. And, as all this is going on, Nets franchise is gauging interest in potential buyers which makes you wonder about the future of franchise. Twitter @NotoriousOHM

A person with knowledge of the situation confirmed that the Thunder, Brooklyn Nets and Charlotte Hornets are discussing a deal that would send Nets center Brook Lopez to the Thunder, Hornets guard Lance Stephenson to his hometown Nets and the Thunder's Jeremy Lamb and the Nets' Jarrett Jack to the Hornets. If the deal remains in its current form, the person told USA TODAY Sports that Thunder center Kendrick Perkins likely would go to the Nets as well. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the private nature of trade talks. USA Today Sports

The Charlotte Hornets are in serious discussions with the Brooklyn Nets and Oklahoma City Thunder about a trade that could move Lance Stephenson to his native New York. Two NBA sources told the Observer Thursday night that the Hornets, Nets and Thunder have discussed a deal involving Stephenson, Brook Lopez and varying pierces off the Thunder’s roster. Charlotte Observer

David Aldridge: Re: proposed three-team trade talk reported by ESPN between Brooklyn, Charlotte & OKC (Brook Lopez to OKC, Jarrett Jack and Jeremy Lamb to Charlotte, Lance Stephenson to Nets): nothing imminent. Nets have many potential deals on the table and haven't made any decisions on which way they'll go. Twitter

Shams Charania: Lance Stephenson closely progressing toward being traded to Brooklyn, league source tells RealGM. Not done; strong belief he'll return home. Twitter

 

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