News: Stephenson (groin) will miss Friday's game against the Sixers.
Impact: Stephenson didn't practice Thursday, and is expected to miss both Friday and Saturday's contest. He has now been confirmed out for Friday, and he will receive an update on his status at some point before Saturday's game as well. If he's unable to go, Gerald Henderson and Gary Neal both would be candidates for added minutes.
News: Stephenson (groin) did not practice Thursday and is likely to miss the Hornets' next two games, Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reports.
Impact: Stephenson departed Wednesday's contest in the third quarter with a groin injury, briefly returning in the fourth quarter before retiring to the locker room. The team is calling the injury a "pelvic sprain," and Stephenson appears to be in considerable pain, so it would be a surprise if he's able to play Friday and Saturday. That could mean increased minutes for both Gerald Henderson and Gary Neal.