Lance Stephenson 1 | Guard-Forward

Charlotte Hornets

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Tue. Nov 25, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Stephenson played just seven minutes in the second half of Monday's game, the Charlotte Observer reports. Impact: Coach Steve Clifford said he sat Stephenson because he wanted more ball movement, implying that he considers Stephenson someone who makes the ball stick and the offense sputter. This could go two ways. Lancelot could get the message and start playing within the system, or Clifford could continue to use Stephenson in a reduced role. While nothing has been said to suggest it will happen, there's a possibility the Hornets could go back to Gerald Henderson at shooting guard and decide to use Stephenson in a sixth man role. The Hornets have struggled this season, and a change to their lineup seems like the only thing left for them to try.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Nov 19, 2014
News: Stephenson made just four of his 12 shots in his first game back in Indiana on Wednesday, scoring 10 points in the loss. Impact: This was Stephenson's first game against the Pacers since signing with the Hornets this offseason. Stephenson's Hornets allowed the Pacers to come back, after trailing by as much as 18 in the first half. Despite the loss, Stephenson helped fantasy owners by grabbing eight rebounds and picking up seven assists in addition to blocking two shots.(RotoWire, )
Nov 16, 2014
News: Stephenson played 25 minutes against the Warriors on Saturday and finished with 19 points. Impact: Stephenson has started to find some offensive output the past few games, as he seemed to struggle early in the season. He's a combined 12-for-22 from the field in the past two games, scoring 29 points in a total of 63 minutes. He seems to be clear of the groin injury he aggravated early last week, so he should be full systems go for Monday's game against the Dallas Mavericks. Despite not recording a rebound in their previous game, also look for Stephenson to consistently grab rebounds, as he's now averaging 9.5 on the year.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Nov 15, 2014
News: Stephenson (groin) will start Saturday night against the Warriors, the Charlotte Observer's Rick Bonnell reports. Impact: Stephenson was able to start Friday night and will do the same again Saturday. He is safe to deploy.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Nov 15, 2014
News: Stephenson (groin) is considered questionable for Saturday's game against the Warriors, Steve Martin of the Hornets' official site reports. Impact: The Hornets have four players listed as questionable, with Stephenson joined by Kemba Walker, Gary Neal and Marvin Williams. All four played in Friday's game, and they all seem like good bets to play again Saturday. Still, it'll be worth keeping an eye on, especially in the cases of Stephenson and Williams, both of whom recently missed games.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Nov 15, 2014
News: Stephenson (groin) managed to play 38 minutes Friday against the Suns and tallied 13 points (5-12 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 3-3 FT), eight rebounds, seven assists, and two steals. Impact: It was announced shortly before tipoff that Stephenson would play Friday despite suffering a previously unannounced groin strain earlier in the week. While that seems concerning at first glance, the fact that he was able to play 38 minutes and contribute in all categories is a good indication that he'll be in the clear moving forward.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Nov 14, 2014
News: Stephenson (undisclosed) will play in Friday's game against the Suns, the Suns' official site reports. Impact: Stephenson will add an extra body for Friday's game in what was expected to be a depleted Hornets squad. He, Gary Neal (ankle) and Marvin Williams (elbow) are all active, though the latter two will be monitored early on.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Nov 14, 2014
News: Stephenson aggravated his groin injury and is questionable for Friday's game, the Charlotte Observer's Rick Bonnell reports. Impact: This is the same groin injury that bothered Stephenson around the start of the season, and owners will need to monitor the situation leading up to the game. If he does play, he will be an excellent fantasy option, as Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (foot) has been ruled out.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Nov 14, 2014
News: Stephenson has had trouble scoring this season and responded to reporters about this by saying that "I'm just trying to get boards," and "My offensive game is not coming. I'm working on that, learning how to score in this offensive system," the Charlotte Observer reports. Impact: Stephenson is currently averaging 8.8 points per game compared to his 10.9 rebounds, so there's certainly some truth to what he's saying when considering that he's the only guard in the top 25 for rebounds. His first season in Charlotte has gotten of to a rocky start but he's at least contributing in other categories while he figures out his role in a team that features Kemba Walker and Al Jefferson as it's primary ball scorers.(RotoWire, )
Lance Stephenson
2014-15 Season
PPG
9.7
REB
8.1
ASST
5.4
FG%
36.8
Bio
Ht: 6' 5"  Wt: 230  Age: 24
Born: 9/5/1990, Brooklyn, New York
College: Cincinnati
Drafted: 2010 - Rd 2
(10th overall by the Pacers)
Injury Status
No Current Injury