Lance Stephenson RUMORS & NEWS

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    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    Lance Stephenson out at least through Christmas.

  • Report: Hornets End Lance Stephenson Trade Talks Due To Lack Of Interest

    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

  • Hornets Stephenson staying put 'for now' "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

  • Pacers owner Herb Simon on Stephenson: 'I'd be OK (but) Bird has to decide'

    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

  • 'Few would be surprised' if Hornets explore Lance Stephenson trades "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

  • Rumor: Lance Stephenson was issue with Roy Hibbert, may be issue in Charlotte

    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

  • Lance Stephenson: 'I think I'm going to get booed'

    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

  • Lance Stephenson and Pacers could both regret his departure

    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

  • Report: Lance Stephenson verbally agreed to join Mavs in free agency "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

  • Hornets guard Stephenson ready to lead, take game to next level

    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

  • Kravitz: Larry Bird can't understand why Lance Stephenson bolted

    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

  • Hornets sign Lance Stephenson "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

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    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    After not expressing much interest in Lance Stephenson, the Hornets are now looking into possibly signing him, the Observer has learned.

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    Alex Kennedy @AlexKennedyNBA

    The Chicago Bulls expressed interest in Lance Stephenson today, according to sources.

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    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    In addition to Dallas & Lakers, Boston also showing interest in Lance Stephenson, source said

  • Should Hornets target Lance Stephenson? "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

  • The Courtship of Lance Stephenson

    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

  • Lance Stephenson Leaves NBA Executives Split on his Value

    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

  • Lance’s Agent Hopes to Get Deal Done With Pacers

    Zagsblog "One day after Larry Bird said he wants Lance Stephenson back with the Indiana Pacers, Stephenson’s agent told the two sides hope “to get a deal done.” “They are a quality organization from the top down,” Alberto Ebanks told of the Pacers. “We are going to try to get a deal done...." June 03

  • Larry Bird hopes to bring Stephenson back to Pacers "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

  • Even Larry Bird bothered by Lance Stephenson's trolling

    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

  • NBA fines Pacers’ Lance Stephenson for second flop on Heat’s LeBron James "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

  • Ray Allen on Lance Stephenson: ‘It’s buffoonery’

    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

  • Report: Hibbert’s ‘selfish dudes’ comments was directed at Lance Stephenson

    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

  • Hornets could pursue Lance Stephenson, Luol Deng

    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

  • Pacers uncertain about Lance Stephenson's future "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

  • Lance Stephenson: 'I can take heat' "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

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    Candace Buckner @CandaceDBuckner

    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."

  • Lance Stephenson's Game 7 Technical Foul Rescinded By NBA

    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

  • Lance Stephenson to appeal technical from Game 7

    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

  • Pacers deny fistfight between Lance Stephenson and Evan Turner "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

  • Pacers fight each other on eve of playoffs, finally take swing at Hawks in Game 2

    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

  • Spatting George Hill and Lance Stephenson separated by teammates during loss to Spurs

    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

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    Scott Agness @ScottAgness

    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."

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    IndyStar Sports @IndyStarSports

    RT @CandaceDBuckner: Lance Stephenson will be good to go tonight for the #Pacers

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    Indiana Pacers @Pacers

    Lance Stephenson has a bruised lower back, and his status is day-to-day.

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    Chris Vivlamore @ajchawks

    Lance Stephenson return doubtful after fall. Sore lower back. #ATLHawks

  • After All-Star snub, Lance Stephenson says he’ll ‘kill everybody’ in front of him

    New York Daily News "Lance Stephenson plays with an undeniable edge, a frenzied style that feeds on emotion. He says it's a product of growing up in Brooklyn, where players carry a "feeling that nobody can stop them on the floor." Heading into Saturday night's game against the Nets – and with an All-Star snub still..." February 02

  • Stephenson on All-Star exclusion: 'I'm mad'

    The Score "Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson thought he deserved to be an Eastern Conference All-Star. The fans and coaches, however, decided he did not. He certainly had a case, and his breakout season for the league's best team has been a great story. On Friday, Stephenson didn't hold back his..." February 01

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    Jeff Zillgitt @JeffZillgitt

    NBA fines Pacers G Lance Stephenson $5,000 for his second flopping violation. Happened Monday vs. Warriors. Video:

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    Chris Miller @cmillscsn

    #Pacers Lance Stephenson will start tonight vs #Wizards after missing last game with a knee #WizardsTalk

  • Stephenson set for big free agency payday "Pacers guard Lance Stephenson has been terrific this season, coming up with three triple-doubles and averaging 13.8 points, 6.8 rebounds and 5.2 assists. He's an unrestricted free agent this summer and the question will be whether the Pacers can afford to retain him. That's a lot of cash for a..." December 29

  • Stephenson's triple-double leads Pacers to 106-79 victory over Celtics

    Indianapolis Star "Lance Stephenson insisted he was so exhausted that he was willing to give hope at a triple-double, even while most of the sellout crowd at Bankers Life Fieldhouse was clamoring for it. "If I would have missed that (last) shot, I would have told coach (Frank Vogel) to get me out," he said. "I..." December 23

  • Larry Bird discusses Pacers' intent to keep Lance Stephenson

    SB Nation "Larry Bird said that the Pacers plan to make Stephenson "a great offer" this summer. Larry Bird sat down with's Mark Montieth, and the resulting conversation was an insightful peek into Legend's always-astute psyche. One of the topics discussed was the future of fourth-year guard Lance..." December 15

  • Lance Stephenson notches triple-double as Indiana Pacers defeat Memphis 95-79, move to 8-0

    Indianapolis Star "The game had just completed, the streak remained intact, and Lance Stephenson sat down in front of his locker and found a Sharpie. Stephenson had not experienced a night like Monday since high school, so he removed his red, white and blue And 1 high-tops and wrote a little message. On the..." November 12

  • Free agent to be Lance Stephenson wants to stay with the Pacers "Lance Stephenson has been kind of a perfect individual example of the Pacers' recent rise. An apparent castoff drafted in the second round by the Pacers, Stephenson has overcome a lot of issues to become one of the most important players on one of the league's best teams. But, he's headed for..." November 09

  • Free-agent-to-be Lance Stephenson positioning himself for lucrative deal from Pacers in 2014

    Indianapolis Star "Winning sure makes people happy. The Indiana Pacers are enjoying their best start as an NBA franchise and four-year guard Lance Stephenson is showing vast improvement as he adds raw energy and now a refined shooting touch to one of the best starting fives in the league. So, of course it..." November 08

  • Stephenson's versatility helps Pacers push past Atlanta 107-89

    Indianapolis Star "It looks like Lance Stephenson is going to play a big role for the Pacers this season. Whether that’s as a starter or reserve remains to be seen. Stephenson started in place of the ailing Danny Granger for the second straight night and turned in another solid effort. His six points were..." October 23

  • Pacers re-signing Paul George limits future salary cap options

    Indianapolis Star "Indiana Pacers President Larry Bird saw Lance Stephenson standing in the crowd during a news conference to announce Paul George’s contract extension and decided to send a little love to the fast-improving guard. “Don’t worry Lance” Bird said. “You’re going to have this next year.” That’s..." September 26

  • Lance Stephenson: Pacers can be best in East

    New York Post "Lance Stephenson is impressed with the moves the Nets and Knicks have made this summer but said he still thinks his Pacers are the team best-suited to challenge the Heat in the East. “I think we’re good” Stephenson said at a back to school event in Brooklyn Wednesday. “When I’m on the court and..." September 05

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