Lance Stephenson slams Hornets: 'A star normally gets the ball'

BY foxsports • October 13, 2015

Lance Stephenson was awful in his first and only season with the Charlotte Hornets. He shot 17.1 percent from behind the 3-point line and 37.6 percent from the field. Operating with a higher usage rate than he had with the Indiana Pacers, Stephenson's PER plummeted to a paltry 8.8.

He was arguably the worst starting shooting guard in the NBA. But Stephenson doesn't think any of this is his fault. Here's what he told The Orange County Register's Dan Woike about why he struggled in Charlotte:

When Charlotte signed Lance Stephenson to a three-year, $27 million deal before last season, Hornets general manager Rich Cho called him “one of the best young players in the league.” If the Hornets viewed Stephenson as a future star in their franchise, he didn’t see the evidence of it in his role. “I don’t feel that,” he said. “I was just sitting in the corner. That’s not trying to be a star. A star normally gets the ball.” Miscast? No. Misused? Stephenson thinks so. “I think the way they wanted me to be a star isn’t the way my game is,” he said.


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