Lance Stephenson RUMORS & NEWS

  • Lance Stephenson is Grizzlies’ X factor

    Memphis Commercial Appeal "Their odds of beating the San Antonio Spurs during the first round of the NBA playoffs are a number that is seemingly infinity-to-1. The unrecognizable and injury-riddled Grizzlies, however, aren't succumbing to persistent pessimism. Just as presidential candidates analyze paths to victory, the..." April 17

  • DeAndre Jordan to trash-talking Lance Stephenson: 'Shut your a** up'

    The Score "A little over a month ago, DeAndre Jordan and Lance Stephenson were teammates, but there didn't appear to be much love lost between the two when Jordan's Los Angeles Clippers and Stephenson's Grizzlies met Saturday in Memphis." March 20

  • Danny Granger stopped a Lance Stephenson/Heat locker fight in 2012

    Yahoo! Sports "Lance Stephenson was not a household name when the upstart Indiana Pacers took on the Miami Heat in the 2012 playoffs. By the time the reserve Pacer guard made his infamous choke sign at LeBron James during the teams’ second round series, our Eric Freeman rightfully labeled Stephenson as a..." March 05

  • Dave Joerger and Grizzlies players want to keep Lance Stephenson

    Pro Basketball Talk "The last trade to go through before Thursday’s deadline was one of the most fascinating. The Grizzlies shipped Jeff Green to the Clippers in return for a future first-round pick and Lance Stephenson, adding to a cast of characters that already included Zach Randolph, Tony Allen, Matt Barnes and..." February 19

  • Clippers Trade Lance Stephenson To Memphis For Jeff Green

    SLAM Online "The Clippers are sending Lance Stephenson and a heavily protected 2019 first-round pick to Memphis for Jeff Green, according to ESPN. Green should help fill-in for Blake Griffin, who’s missing time due to injury. Memphis gets a look at Stephenson, who has a team option of $9.4 million next..." February 19

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    ESPN sources tell @zachlowe_NBA and I that the Clippers have traded Lance Stephenson to Memphis for Jeff Green

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    Dan Woike @DanWoikeSports

    Source: Lance Stephenson has been traded to Memphis

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojVerticalNBA

    Sources: If Frye deal to Clippers goes through on Wednesday, Stephenson would never play a game for Orlando. Magic will waive him.

  • Clippers offered Blake Griffin to Nuggets, who rejected trade

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Clippers and Nuggets reportedly discussed a Blake Griffin trade. The Clippers’ spin: Denver called, and the Clippers quickly said no. Spin from the other side? Chris Broussard of ESPN on SportsCenter: I was told that the Clippers actually called Denver and offered Blake Griffin..." February 16

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    Tommy Beer @TommyBeer

    Broussard on ESPN: "The Clippers called the Nuggets and offered Blake Griffin & Lance Stephenson for Jokic, Will Barton, Gallanari & Faried"

  • Lance Stephenson wants you to know Blake Griffin didn't punch him

    The Score "When news first broke that Los Angeles Clippers All-Star forward Blake Griffin injured his hand in an undisclosed team-related incident, it didn't seem out of the realm of possibility that Lance Stephenson had somehow been involved. The 25-year-old Stephenson has developed a reputation for..." January 26

  • Rivers Calls Lance Stephenson, Josh Smith Rumors 'Silly Talk'

    Real GM Basketball "Doc Rivers has denied a report that the Los Angeles Clippers are gauging trade interest in Josh Smith and Lance Stephenson. "That's silly talk. Nothing. No truth," said Rivers. " December 10

  • Clippers gauged trade interest for Lance Stephenson, Josh Smith

    Yahoo! Sports "The Los Angeles Clippers gauged trade interest in Lance Stephenson and Josh Smith last month, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Stephenson can be traded now while Smith is not eligible to be dealt until Dec. 15 after signing as a free agent in the offseason. Two NBA executives told Yahoo Sports..." December 08

  • Clippers Tripled Background Calls Before Trading For Lance Stephenson

    Real GM Basketball "The Los Angeles Clippers did extra due diligence on Lance Stephenson before trading for him last June. Doc Rivers didn't know Stephenson previously. A normal background check would typically warrant 20 phone calls, but Rivers and general manager Dave Wohl made 61 inquiries researching..." October 29

  • Lance Stephenson will start for Clippers in opener. Probably.

    Pro Basketball Talk "With Matt Barnes gone, Doc Rivers has had all of training camp to look at his options at the three. That’s plenty time to think about who would start. And the answer is… Lance Stephenson. Probably. But Rivers isn’t saying for sure and is trying to dodge the question, reports Dan Woike of the..." October 27

  • Lance Stephenson: I wasn't treated like a star in Charlotte, didn't get the ball

    Orange County Register "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.” He hailed Stephenson’s signing as proof that Charlotte had truly become a destination for high-level free..." October 12

  • Lance Stephenson: Last season 'worse' than not playing in my rookie year

    CBS Sports "Los Angeles Clippers guard Lance Stephenson is obviously looking to forget about his disastrous 2014-15 season, which saw him average 8.2 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.9 assists in 25.8 minutes per game, shooting just 38 percent from the field and 17 percent from 3-point range. It is hard to..." July 23

  • Hornets' coach says Lance Stephenson is a much better fit for Clippers offense

    Pro Basketball Talk "Lance Stephenson‘s season in Charlotte was a disaster. There’s no other good word for it (at least that we can publish here). He shot just 37.6 percent overall and 17 percent from three (yet he took more threes as a percentage of his shots than he had in his career), and he never fit in with the..." June 25

  • Lance Stephenson joins Clippers: Reputation that proceeds me 'not me'

    ESPN Los Angeles "Lance Stephenson knows his perception around the league isn't exactly pristine and he's hoping to change that this season with the Los Angeles Clippers. "I'm going to work hard this season to get those rumors out," Stephenson said as he was formally introduced as a Clipper at a news conference..." June 19

  • Stephenson 'never fit in' Hornets' offensive needs

    Fox Sports Carolinas "When a player who posted the worst 3-point shooting percentage in NBA history is traded, very little should be expected in return. Essentially, very little is what the Charlotte Hornets received after trading guard Lance Stephenson to the Los Angeles Clippers for Matt Barnes (who will likely..." June 17

  • Clippers acquire Hornets' Lance Stephenson

    Yahoo! Sports "In a high-risk, high-reward move, the Los Angeles Clippers are discussing a deal with the Charlotte Hornets to acquire guard Lance Stephenson, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Clippers would send forwards Spencer Hawes and Matt Barnes to the Hornets, sources said. Talks have been ongoing..." June 16

  • Lance Stephenson works on his jumper by sitting in a chair

    Sporting News "Lance Stephenson knows he needs to work on his outside shot, and that's what he's doing. Of course, he's doing it the Lance Stephenson way. The Hornets guard posted a video of him draining a 3-pointer from a chair on the sidelines. Safe to say, the Hornets are hoping he can do that all..." June 11

  • Hornets' Lance Stephenson says he lost confidence in himself this season

    ESPN "Hornets swingman Lance Stephenson had a rough first year in Charlotte, but said he plans on coming back better and with more confidence next season. Stephenson, who signed a three-year, $27 million deal with the Hornets last offseason, shot 17.3 percent from 3-point range this season. That mark..." April 17

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    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    I hear Lance Stephenson is out tonight with a jammed toe.

  • Lance Stephenson says he doesn't regret signing with Charlotte

    CBS Sports "People forget that Lance Stephenson was actually the Hornets' second choice. Their big free agency wing acquisition was going to be Gordon Hayward. They offered a full four-year max for the Utah swingman, which the Jazz matched. At the time it was a controversial decision for Utah. The Hornets..." April 03

  • Hornets coach owns decision to sign Lance Stephenson

    Charlotte Observer "Clifford owns decision to sign Stephenson: Coach Steve Clifford had said before he was as strong an advocate as any Hornets decision-maker for signing Lance Stephenson last July. Wednesday he made sure there was no misconception. “Lance is here because of me. I’m the one that..." April 02

  • How it’s all gone horribly wrong for Lance Stephenson

    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

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    Rod Boone @rodboone

    Steve Clifford on Lance's season in Charlotte: "I think first of all, in some ways, expectations were a little out of whack."

  • Stephenson still searching for identity in Hornets' system

    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

  • Mason Plumlee hopes Nets can make Lance Stephenson trade happen

    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

  • Hornets, Nets resume trade talks, this time focusing on Joe Johnson, Lance Stephenson

    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

  • Report: Lopez-Stephenson-Perkins 3-way trade 'dead'

    CBS Sports "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

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    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    Sources: Nets,Hornets,OKC talking 3-way trade. Brook Lopez 2 OKC, Lance Stephenson 2 BKN, Jeremy Lamb/Jarrett Jack 2 Charlotte.Talks ongoing

  • Hornets guard Lance Stephenson's minutes will be quite limited initially

    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

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Nets talking to several teams, but officials around league say Nets making second hard push for intel on Charlotte's Lance Stephenson.

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    Charlotte Hornets PR @HornetsPR

    Injury Update: @hornets Gary Neal (sore right hamstring) is out tonight vs Spurs. Lance Stephenson (pelvic sprain) will play.

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    Charlotte Hornets PR @HornetsPR

    Clifford tells media that @hornets Stephenson has gone thru 2 days of practice & contact. If he gets thru shootaround expects him 2 play tom

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    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    Lance Stephenson still isn't cleared for change-of-direction movements, so he's nowhere close to playing right now.

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    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    Lance Stephenson will miss at least next 2 games.

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    Stephanie Ready @StephanieReady

    Hornets Injury Report vs. ORL Jefferson - Strained Left Groin – Probable Pargo - Low Back Soreness – Out Stephenson - Pelvic Strain – Out

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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'

    ESPN "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

    CBS Sports "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

    CBS Sports "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

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