Lance Stephenson 1 | Guard-Forward

Charlotte Hornets

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Wed. July 16, 2014 Subscribe 
News: A person familiar with the contract says free-agent shooting guard Lance Stephenson has agreed to a $27 million, three-year deal with the Charlotte Hornets. The deal includes a team option for the third season. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the deal has not yet been made public. The person says Stephenson is expected to be introduced at a news conference Friday. Impact: Stephenson met with Hornets owner Michael Jordan and other members of the organization Tuesday night in Las Vegas. Stephenson is coming off his best NBA season, averaging 13.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game. He led the league with five triple-doubles. Charlotte turned its attention to Stephenson after Utah matched its offer to restricted free agent Gordon Hayward. (STATS, 1:10pm)
Wed. July 16, 2014
News: Stephenson signed a three-year, $27 million contract with the Hornets on Wednesday, ESPN reports. The contract includes a team option for the final season. Impact: Stephenson reportedly turned down a five-year, $44 million contract offer from the Pacers when free agency opened, figuring he could get a bigger deal from another team. Despite leading the NBA in triple-doubles last season, not to mention setting career-highs in points, rebounds and assists per game, Stephenson will have to settle for a shorter deal with more money per season. His on-court antics may have played a role in the reduced market for his services, but he's still only 23 years old and figures to get plenty of playing time in Charlotte.(RotoWire, )
Sat. July 12, 2014
News: Paul George knows the Indiana Pacers are a better team with Stephenson, and he wants him back. Impact: The two-time All-Star said Saturday at a day camp in suburban Indianapolis that he has spoken with Stephenson but does not know what the unrestricted free agent will do. Indiana has made a five-year, $44 million offer to Stephenson, who led all NBA guards in rebounding last season and finished with a league-high five triple-doubles.(STATS, 4:05pm)
Lance Stephenson
2013-14 Season
PPG
13.8
REB
7.2
ASST
4.6
FG%
49.1
Bio
Ht: 6' 5"  Wt: 227  Age: 23
Born: 9/5/1990, Brooklyn, New York
College: Cincinnati
Drafted: 2010 - Rd 2
(10th overall by the Pacers)
Injury Status
No Current Injury