New York Post "To say Lance Stephenson’s first season in Charlotte hasn’t gone well is an understatement. The Brooklyn native signed a three-year, $27 million contract with the Hornets last summer — with the third year a team option — after spending the first four years of his NBA career playing for the..." March 05
Steve Clifford on Lance's season in Charlotte: "I think first of all, in some ways, expectations were a little out of whack."
Fox Sports Carolinas "Charlotte has just finished another game, this time a loss to Oklahoma City, and the throng of local media converged into the Hornets locker room to talk to the players. Sitting in a chair in the right-front corner of the locker room at his locker stall, Lance Stephenson quietly dressed. Not a..." March 02
New York Daily News "Mason Plumlee isn't whispering in Nets general manager Billy King's ear. But if he was, he'd endorse a move to bring Brooklyn legend Lance Stephenson to the Nets. Stephenson, in his first season with the Charlotte Hornets after starring at Coney Island's Lincoln High and later the Indiana..." February 13
Yahoo! Sports "The Charlotte Hornets and Brooklyn Nets have restarted trade discussions, this time focused on guard Joe Johnson, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Hornets and Nets are discussing a larger package that would likely include guards Lance Stephenson and Gerald Henderson and forward Marvin..." January 26
CBSSports.com "The potential three-way trade between the Oklahoma City Thunder, Brooklyn Nets and Charlotte Hornets is "dead, at least for now," according to the Charlotte Observer's Rick Bonnell. The trade reportedly would have looked something like this: Thunder receive: Brook Lopez Nets receive:..." January 16
Sources: Nets,Hornets,OKC talking 3-way trade. Brook Lopez 2 OKC, Lance Stephenson 2 BKN, Jeremy Lamb/Jarrett Jack 2 Charlotte.Talks ongoing
Charlotte Observer "Charlotte Hornets shooting guard Lance Stephenson will be activated tonight against the San Antonio Spurs after missing 14 games with a pelvic sprain. But don’t expect Stephenson to play many minutes tonight. Coach Steve Clifford said Stephenson needs to regain game shape before that is..." January 15
Nets talking to several teams, but officials around league say Nets making second hard push for intel on Charlotte's Lance Stephenson.
Injury Update: @hornets Gary Neal (sore right hamstring) is out tonight vs Spurs. Lance Stephenson (pelvic sprain) will play.
Clifford tells media that @hornets Stephenson has gone thru 2 days of practice & contact. If he gets thru shootaround expects him 2 play tom
Lance Stephenson still isn't cleared for change-of-direction movements, so he's nowhere close to playing right now.
Lance Stephenson will miss at least next 2 games.
Hornets Injury Report vs. ORL Jefferson - Strained Left Groin – Probable Pargo - Low Back Soreness – Out Stephenson - Pelvic Strain – Out
Lance Stephenson out at least through Christmas.
NESN "While folks in Boston debate whether the Celtics got fleeced in the Rajon Rondo trade, at least the Celts were able to find a buyer for their polarizing star. The Charlotte Hornets weren’t so fortunate. The Hornets have decided to keep mercurial shooting guard Lance Stephenson “for now,”..." December 19
ESPN.com "Underwhelmed by the quality of trade offers they've received for Lance Stephenson, the Charlotte Hornets have decided to keep the volatile guard "for now,'' according to league sources. A stunningly poor start to the season, chemistry issues and Stephenson's sub-par play had led the Hornets..." December 19
Indianapolis Star "Indiana Pacers owner Herb Simon said he would personally be fine with bringing back Lance Stephenson in a trade, however the judgment would be up to the front office. "I'd be OK with it but it's not up to me. Larry (Bird) has to decide if he fits," Simon told The Star prior to Monday's game..." December 16
CBSSports.com "The first month of the season has been a disaster for the 4-14 Charlotte Hornets, and they're looking to explore trade opportunities, perhaps even ones involving marquee free-agent signing Lance Stephenson, according to Grantland's Zach Lowe. The Hornets have been aggressive making trade calls,..." December 01
Pro Basketball Talk "Take a little of the salt that you didn’t use as a rub on your Thanksgiving Day turkey and use it here, because it sounds like someone has an axe to grind. That said… This season Roy Hibbert is back to playing like an All-Star, like one of the game’s top centers. He was an All-Star last season..." November 28
Indianapolis Star "Lance Stephenson has already visualized the scene when his name is announced inside Bankers Life Fieldhouse. He left his only NBA home in July, joining the Charlotte Hornets after a drawn-out month of free agency. He returns Wednesday night for the first time as an opponent. Though those..." November 19
New York Post "When Lance Stephenson entered the NBA four years ago after the Pacers took him with the 40th pick in the 2010 draft, he was coming off one collegiate season at Cincinnati and facing serious questions as to whether he would ever realize the talent that earned him the nickname “Born Ready” while..." October 23
CBSSports.com "Charlotte Hornets guard Lance Stephenson almost joined the Dallas Mavericks this past summer, according to Bleacher Report's Jared Zwerling. By the weekend of July 11, both sides had verbally committed to a two-year contract worth slightly more than Stephenson's eventual deal with the Hornets,..." October 10
Fox Sports Carolinas "When Lance Stephenson met with Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan for the first time during the offseason in Las Vegas, he said he was awestruck and practically couldn't speak. He idolized the man many consider to be the best basketball player to ever put on a pair of sneakers and to have..." September 30
Indianapolis Star "In the end, flashing the choke sign at LeBron James and then blowing in the King's ear wasn't the silliest thing Lance Stephenson ever did. The most foolish thing Stephenson and his lawyer/agent, Alberto Ebanks, did was turning down the Pacers' five-year, $44 million contract. Do the..." July 22
ESPN.com "Lance Stephenson has signed a three-year, $27 million deal to play for the Charlotte Hornets, according to league sources. The deal was signed early Wednesday morning after Hornets owner Michael Jordan, general manager Rich Cho and coach Steve Clifford met with Stephenson and his..." July 17
After not expressing much interest in Lance Stephenson, the Hornets are now looking into possibly signing him, the Observer has learned.
The Chicago Bulls expressed interest in Lance Stephenson today, according to sources.
In addition to Dallas & Lakers, Boston also showing interest in Lance Stephenson, source said
ESPN.com "Lance Stephenson is set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. Stephenson had a terrific season for the Pacers production-wise, but had issues on the floor in games that has troubled many teams around the NBA. For that reason, the offers coming to Stephenson might be a lot less than what..." June 10
Grantland "Lance Stephenson’s free agency should be a mega-event. He’s just 23, with solid two-way skills at a position where talent is so scarce, Klay Thompson’s agent will be able to keep a straight face when trying to wring a max-level extension from Golden State.1 And Stephenson is an unrestricted..." June 10
Sheridan Hoops "Lance Stephenson is a free agent enigma and a polarizing topic amongst league executives. Stephenson, a tantalizing talent who led the league in triple-doubles (5), showed signs of immaturity during the playoffs with his antics toward LeBron James, leaving several executives split on his free..." June 04
Zagsblog "One day after Larry Bird said he wants Lance Stephenson back with the Indiana Pacers, Stephenson’s agent told SNY.tv the two sides hope “to get a deal done.” “They are a quality organization from the top down,” Alberto Ebanks told SNY.tv of the Pacers. “We are going to try to get a deal done...." June 03
CBSSports.com "Indiana Pacers president Larry Bird told reporters Monday that he hopes Lance Stephenson will be back with the team as a free agent, despite his disappointment in the guard's hijinks during the Eastern Conference Finals. From the AP: "I think his ceiling is what he wants it to be," said Bird,..." June 03
USA Today "The Lance Stephenson Internet memes are good. Stephenson's photo edited to be blowing into an old video game cartridge. Stephenson sipping on a milkshake with the cast from Friends. Stephenson blowing down the Miami Heat's house. Stephenson blowing 50 Cent's first pitch way outside. Stephenson..." May 30
SI.com "The NBA has fined Pacers guard Lance Stephenson $10,000 for his second flop on Heat forward LeBron James during the Eastern Conference finals. Stephenson is now the first player to be fined on four separate occasions for flopping since the NBA instituted its new anti-flopping program prior to the..." May 29
Larry Brown Sports "If Lance Stephenson was successful with half of the stuff he has been trying to pull to get in the heads of the Miami Heat players, his team would not be trailing 3-2 in the Eastern Conference Finals. Stephenson trash talked LeBron before Game 4 only to watch James go on to dominate. On..." May 29
Pro Basketball Talk "At the end of March when the Pacers were right in the thick of their second-half struggles, Roy Hibbert lashed out at his teammates following a loss to the Wizards. “Some selfish dudes in here,” Roy Hibbert muttered. “Some selfish dudes. I’m tired of talking about it. We’ve been talking about..." May 29
Sports Glory "The Charlotte Hornets are expected to make a big move this offseason, and they reportedly already have two big free agent names on their wishlist. According to a report from The Charlotte Observer, the Hornets could pursue both Lance Stephenson and Luol Deng this coming offseason. Both players..." May 28
CBSSports.com "Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson is a conundrum. He's capable of brilliance in pressure-packed playoff situations, and he's prone to decisions, with the ball in his hands or with microphones in his face, that leave his teammates wondering what he was thinking. A few months ago, he was an..." May 28
ESPN.com "Lance Stephenson's Indiana Pacers teammates delivered some strong rebukes Monday night after his comments created a potential distraction for his team and might have given LeBron James extra motivation before a vital playoff game. "You know, Lance is young, and that's a teaching point," Pacers..." May 27
Paul on Lance: "He’s doing it to the wrong guy. He’s barking up the wrong tree. LeBron is the same way, he feeds off that kind of energy."
Real GM Basketball "The NBA rescinded the technical foul called on Lance Stephenson in Game 7 of the Indiana Pacers’ first-round series against the Atlanta Hawks, a league source told RealGM. Stephenson had a high-octane performance in the Pacers’ series-clinching win on Saturday, scoring 19 points, grabbing 14..." May 06
Pro Basketball Talk "In the playoffs, if you pick up seven technical fouls you get suspended for a game. Lance Stephenson already has three from the first round. He picked up his third early in the fourth quarter Pacers’ Game 7 win over the Hawks — he didn’t get a call he wanted on the offensive end in a..." May 05
CBSSports.com "Lance Stephenson and Evan Turner reportedly had quite the scrap on the eve of the playoffs, but as you'd expect, the team got its story straight and denied the severity of the fight. Impossible for us to know what happened unless the Pacers want to go ahead and release their practic film for..." April 23
Yahoo! Sports "On the eve of this Eastern Conference series, the wobbling No. 1 seed punctuated its final playoff preparations in a most self-destructive way: Two Indiana Pacers dragged a cursing, cut Evan Turner out of the Bankers Life Fieldhouse court, untangling him from a practice-floor fistfight with..." April 23
Pro Basketball Talk "Think tensions are high in Indiana? The Pacers have lost five of six and 10 of 16. They’ve even dropped three straight, each by at least 13 points. Suddenly, they trail the Heat in the standings Every little problem between teammates, the type of issues that usually get swept under the rug..." April 01
David West said they addressed Stephenson’s emotions as a group postgame. “He’s just got to mature. He’s got to put his big boy pants on."
Lance Stephenson has a bruised lower back, and his status is day-to-day.