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Wed. Aug 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Stephenson will be used at both shooting guard and small forward this season, according to coach Steve Clifford, the Charlotte Observer reports.
Impact: Stephenson's signing gives the Hornets options this season. The fact that they have a younger team with guys who can play various roles allows them to move players in and out of the starting lineup at different positions. With impact players like Kemba Walker, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Gerald Henderson, the Hornets have options they didn't have last year and can move those players around to find the right rotations. Stephenson's career highs last year in points (13.8), rebounds (7.2) and assists (4.6) should earn him a starting role.
Wed. Aug 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Henderson will push for playing time on the wing in 2014-15, the Charlotte Observer reports. Regarding the Hornets' crowded backcourt, he said, "I'm going to play the same game and be as effective as I can, in whatever time I get."
Impact: The Hornets made a splash in free agency this summer, inking Lance Stephenson to a three-year deal. He'll supplant Henderson as the starting shooting guard, but Stephenson's size (6-6, 227) and versatility will allow him to slot in at small forward as well. As a result, Henderson isn't expected to approach the 30-plus minutes per game that he garnered as a starter the last three seasons, especially with Gary Neal in the two-guard rotation. However, Henderson should retain some value in the upcoming campaign due to his scoring ability.