HoopsHype Lance Stephenson rumors


January 15, 2015 Updates
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But don’t expect Stephenson to play many minutes tonight. Coach Steve Clifford said Stephenson needs to regain game shape before that is viable. “He’s not going to play a ton of minutes these first few games,” Clifford said at shootaround. “He did a good job with his rehab, but by the nature of that injury he was limited in how much cardio he could do. “So just like Al last year, we’ll just play him as he can. He’s not ready for a lot of minutes.” Charlotte Observer

Nearly a month after suffering a pelvic sprain against the Phoenix Suns, shooting guard Lance Stephenson is ready to return to the Charlotte Hornets. Stephenson fully participated in practice Monday and Tuesday. Barring some setback Wednesday, he expects to be available when the Hornets play the NBA champion San Antonio Spurs at Time Warner Cable Arena. "Right now it feels good. It’s a little sore, but I think I’ll be ready for the game tomorrow," Stephenson said after practice Tuesday. Charlotte Observer

January 6, 2015 Updates

The Hornets continue to explore trade possibilities for Lance Stephenson and are looking for frontcourt help, sources say. While the Nets might seem on the surface to be a team willing to gamble on Stephenson -- especially if it means unloading one of their big contracts -- Brooklyn has yet to signal any willingness to take on salary beyond next season. CBSSports.com

December 29, 2014 Updates
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Charlotte Hornets shooting guard Lance Stephenson (pelvic sprain) won’t play Friday against the Oklahoma City Thunder or Saturday against the Orlando Magic. In fact, Stephenson recovering in time to play Monday at home against the Milwaukee Bucks might be a reach, Hornets coach Steve Clifford said at morning shootaround. “I think we had a good idea he’d be out longer – it’s a tough (injury) day-to-day; where it is makes it hard to know,” Clifford said. “I didn’t think he’d be ready to play this weekend. “(Monday) at the very earliest. He hasn’t been able to do anything. He’s just getting to the point where he can even shoot.” Charlotte Observer

December 25, 2014 Updates
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As RealGM first reported on Dec. 11, Stephenson has received trade inquiries from multiple NBA teams, but the 24-year-old has hoped to remain part of the Hornets. Behind Brian Shaw’s bond with Stephenson, the Denver Nuggets emerged as an interested suitor for him this season, league sources told RealGM. RealGM

As Lance Stephenson partnered with his shoe endorser, AND1, to distribute shoes and clothing to hundreds of kids in his hometown’s Coney Island YMCA on Tuesday, the Charlotte shooting guard has a strengthened of confidence in fulfilling his partnership with the Hornets this season, league sources told RealGM. RealGM

December 22, 2014 Updates

Weekend Trade Rumble: Heard various Pacers were asked if Indy should try to bring Lance Stephenson back. Response NOT one of encouragement. That's Charlotte's challenge in trying to move Stephenson. Pacers were worn out by season's end & he had Hornets exasperated in record time Twitter @ESPNSteinLine

December 21, 2014 Updates

While the Hornets are looking to make changes after a poor start for a team expected to make the playoffs, there is no certainty they will move recently signed Lance Stephenson, whose time in Charlotte has been disappointing at best. According to league sources, Stephenson has clashed with teammates, and coach Steve Clifford has placed the onus of Stephenson’s adjustment on the team’s veteran players, hoping they could police themselves and convince Stephenson to become more of a team player. Stephenson may become a more attractive piece near the Feb. 19 trade deadline, but the Hornets would want value in return Boston Globe

December 20, 2014 Updates

The Hornets aren't having much luck drumming up quality offers for Lance Stephenson, who they signed to a three-year, $27.4 million deal this past summer. After winning 43 games last season and making the playoffs, Charlotte is an abysmal 7-19 -- and chemistry, or lack of it, is a big part of the problem. The Pacers have had high-level internal talks about making a play for Stephenson, sources say, but there's a lot of hesitation -- and for good reason. CBSSports.com

December 19, 2014 Updates

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