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Lance Stephenson | Guard

Team: Charlotte Hornets
Age / DOB:  (24) / 9/5/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 230
College: Cincinnati
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Lance Stephenson's nightmare season continued on Saturday during a 110-103 loss to the Thunder, making 2-of-9 from the field for five points with three rebounds, four assists and one steal.
If the NBA gave out a Least Improved Player Award, it might go to Lance. Since returning from his groin injury last month, Stephenson made only 32.2 percent from the field for averages of 6.5 points, 3.3 boards, 5.1 assists, 0.6 steals and 2.4 turnovers in those 14 games. There almost has to be someone better on the wire in your league. Feb 21 - 9:51 PM

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Lance Stephenson continued his campaign for a move to Brooklyn on Saturday, telling Stefan Bondy of New York Daily News that playing in Brooklyn would be a "blessing."

"It would be a blessing [to play in Brooklyn]," Stephenson said. "But right now, Charlotte, that’s what I’m doing right now." Stephenson has dropped obvious hints on his Instagram page that he wants to head to Brooklyn, but the Nets have been hesitant to trade for the mercurial guard so far. While a trade away from Charlotte would only help his value, nothing appears to be imminent and it looks like Stephenson will likely finish out the season as a Hornet.
Source: NetsDaily
Feb 15 - 10:00 AM

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports told SiriusXM NBA Radio that Lance Stephenson would likely remain with the Hornets past the Feb. 19 trade deadline.

There is reportedly no market for the enigmatic shooting guard, and with averages of 9.0 points per game on 37.1 percent shooting from the floor, it's easy to see why. Stephenson's owners may want to just test their luck with the trade deadline less than a week away, but we're not expecting too much from him even if he is traded to an ideal situation. Stephenson is still somewhat useful in points formats, but owners in standard leagues can probably do better.
Feb 14 - 10:31 AM

Mason Plumlee implied during a recent interview that he would enjoy playing alongside Lance Stephenson.

"I've known Lance since high school," Plumlee said. "I know he's a competitor. He plays hungry and I always respected that about him... I'm sure the city [of Brooklyn] would love to have him." Stephenson's name has come up in the rumor mill a couple times regarding a potential move to his hometown of Brooklyn, NY, however nothing has come to fruition at this point. His value is currently in the gutter playing reserve minutes in Charlotte, so any change of scenery could be seen as a positive.
Feb 13 - 12:16 PM

Lance Stephenson came off the bench on Sunday for eight points on 2-of-7 shooting, two rebounds, four assists and one steal in 20 minutes during a tough home loss to the Pacers.

Sir Lancelot is averaging 25.2 minutes per game as a reserve, which might be enough for standard-league value if it weren't for his awful 37.3 percent FGs and 58.6 percent FTs. He's made more than half of his shots just once in 37 games played this season, a ridiculous stat that explains why he's a liability in most fantasy formats.
Feb 8 - 9:47 PM

Lance Stephenson played 33 minutes against the 76ers on Saturday with six points, five rebounds, seven assists, one steal and one block.

It's a decent line, but he only made 3-of-11 from the field. Stephenson could get some more run with Michael Kidd- Gilchrist (hamstring) going down, but the disastrous shooting from the field and from the line severely caps his upside. He's worth owning in points leagues, though.
Feb 7 - 10:35 PM

Lance Stephenson (knee) will play against the 76ers on Saturday.

He is dealing with left knee tendinitis, which is a new issue for Stephenson. He should see his normal amount of playing time in the upper 20s as the primary ball-handler in the second unit. He's still not doing enough to start in standard league due to his inability to make open shots.
Feb 7 - 6:04 PM

Lance Stephenson is dealing with left knee tendinitis and is questionable to play against the 76ers on Saturday.

He had left knee soreness in 2013, didn't miss any games. Stephenson is coming off a groin injury and has visibly battled through that injury in the past couple weeks, so at least that injury isn't why he's questionable. If he does miss time, the Hornets will look to Gary Neal, Gerald Henderson and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to fill Lance's 25-30 minutes per game.
Feb 6 - 3:54 PM

Lance Stephenson scored 11 points on 4-of-11 from the field against the Wizards on Thursday with two rebounds, four assists, three 3-pointers and three turnovers.

He started out fast, but made just 1-of-7 to close out the game. Excluding a 13-dime game on Jan. 31, Stephenson's assist numbers haven't picked up since Kemba Walker (knee) went down. Plus, he was one of the best rebounding wings in the NBA before his injury, but he hasn't had a single game with more than five boards since his return on Dec. 14. He's probably not worth owning in standard leagues.
Feb 5 - 9:37 PM

Lance Stephenson slowed down against the Wizards on Monday with eight points, three rebounds, two assists, one steal and three turnovers.

He handed out 13 dimes on Saturday and his numbers are up a little since his return. On the other hand, he's completely useless as a scorer and his jumper is not falling at all. He is doing more harm than good and isn't a must-own player.
Feb 2 - 11:02 PM

Lance Stephenson handed out a career-high 13 assists in Saturday's win over the Nuggets, adding four points, five boards and two steals in 30 minutes.

He did shoot just 2-of-10 from the floor tonight, but it was great to see him willing to share the basketball with his teammates. Stephenson should see a larger role now that Kemba Walker (knee) is sidelined, so hopefully he can continue to build on this performance. Given his upside, Stephenson is worth a look in most leagues.
Jan 31 - 11:56 PM

Lance Stephenson failed to score on his five attempts from the field against the Spurs on Wednesday with four rebounds, four assists, one steal, one block and four turnovers.

Born Ready needs a resurrection. He's made just 34.5 percent from the field since his return to the lineup, averaging just 7.0 points, 4.9 assists, 3.3 boards, 2.6 turnovers and 0.0 treys. What's more, Stephenson is made just 15.2 percent from beyond three feet in that span. There is upside, but it's too hard to start him right now.
Jan 29 - 1:25 AM

Lance Stephenson has seen his name pop up in trade rumors all season, but he is doing his best to ignore them in an effort to help Charlotte secure a spot in the playoffs.

"You can't help but hear stuff," said Stephenson. "I just want to stay focused and stay positive and try to help this team. I'm here, and that's all that matters right now." Stephenson played almost 29 minutes on Saturday which is the most he had played since going down with a pelvis injury, so it looks like he is getting close to 100 percent. While the rumors won't stop until all the way up to the trade deadline, a trade wouldn't necessarily be a bad thing considering how much he has struggled to adapt in Charlotte.
Source: Newsday
Jan 25 - 9:05 AM

Lance Stephenson played 29 minutes off the bench against the Knicks on Saturday with six points, three rebounds, four assists and two steals.

He was laboring through his groin strain throughout the first half and finally got into a rhythm in the second half. Stephenson ran the offense tonight with Kemba Walker (knee) out and it resembled his style of play in Indiana. Walker won't be out long, so Stephenson's adjustment period should continue. He's a fringe player to own in standard leagues.
Jan 24 - 10:02 PM

Lance Stephenson handed out nine assists against the Cavs on Friday with 10 points, and four boards in 26 minutes.

He didn't play as poorly as some of his teammates, but Stephenson is still out of sync with his new team. He's not a must-own player and it might be a few more weeks until he is start-worthy in standard leagues. Stephenson also didn't blow into LeBron James' ear tonight.
Jan 23 - 10:58 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Kemba Walker
2Mo Williams
3Brian Roberts
SG1Gerald Henderson
2Lance Stephenson
3P.J. Hairston
4Troy Daniels
5Elliot Williams
SF1Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
2Jeff Taylor
PF1Cody Zeller
2Marvin Williams
3Noah Vonleh
C1Al Jefferson
2Bismack Biyombo
3Jason Maxiell