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Lance Stephenson | Guard/Forward | #7

Team: Minnesota Timberwolves
Age / DOB:  (26) / 9/5/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 230
College: Cincinnati
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 2 (10) / IND
Contract: view contract details
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ESPN is reporting that the Timberwolves will allow the second 10-day contract of Lance Stephenson to expire on Saturday.
Stephenson injured his ankle on Wednesday night and was unable to play on Friday. Minnesota will move on, and Stephenson will become a free agent. Lance will have an opportunity to sign another 10-day over the final month of the season once his ankle heals and he is healthy. However, he should be left on waivers in all leagues for now. Mar 18 - 11:26 AM

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Lance Stephenson (ankle) is not with the team and will not play Friday vs. the Heat.

Stephenson's final 10-day contract expires on Saturday. Considering he did not see consistent minutes even when fully healthy, he may have already played his final game with the Wolves.
Mar 17 - 10:31 AM

Lance Stephenson (left leg) went to the locker room on Wednesday night.

He could not put much weight on his leg and is probably not going to make it back out tonight. Stephenson's 10-day deal is going to end this weekend, so this injury may make it tougher for him to stick on the roster.
Mar 15 - 9:29 PM

Lance Stephenson was a DNP-CD on Friday.

He was Born Ready on Wednesday, but Brandon Rush returning cut Stephenson out of the rotation tonight. Considering Rush played well on defense and has been a good fit for the past month, this may not change much.
Mar 11 - 12:05 AM

Lance Stephenson scored four points with three rebounds, two assists and two turnovers in 16 minutes against the Clippers on Wednesday.

He didn't have much help around him in the second unit, but it's an encouraging line in his first game since returning from injury. Stephenson was also helped out by Brandon Rush (illness) not playing in this game. He's only a pickup in very deep leagues and it's not a guarantee he gets signed beyond his 10-day deal that started today.
Mar 9 - 1:22 AM

Lance Stephenson is available to play against the Clippers on Wednesday.

With Brandon Rush (illness) out, Stephenson should be looking at some decent minutes behind Andrew Wiggins and Shabazz Muhammad. While his name is Born Ready, just about all fantasy owners can take a wait-and-see approach here.
Mar 8 - 7:26 PM

Wolves sign Lance Stephenson.

It's official and Stephenson will get his second 10-day deal. Stephenson sprained his ankle on Feb. 14, which is the main reason why the Wolves didn't bring him back right away. Now that he's back, he could be looking at minutes tonight against the Clippers -- revenge game? This could take minutes from Brandon Rush, Tyus Jones and Kris Dunn.
Mar 8 - 3:04 PM

Lance Stephenson will sign his second 10-day contract with the Wolves on Wednesday.

The Wolves delayed their second 10-day contract offer because he had to recover from his Grade 2 ankle sprain. He averaged 4.3 points, 1.8 rebounds and 0.8 assists in 12.3 minutes per game in his first stint with the Wolves, so fantasy owners can leave him on the wire.
Mar 7 - 8:42 PM

Lance Stephenson (left ankle) is "coming along" and could get another 10-day contract with the Wolves according to coach Tom Thibodeau.

During his first 10-day contract with the Wolves, Born Ready averaged 4.3 points, 1.8 rebounds and 0.8 assists in 12.3 minutes per game. He should be limited in his return from a Grade 2 ankle sprain, so there's no stash appeal here.
Mar 6 - 12:10 PM

Lance Stephenson (left ankle) could miss about two weeks with his Grade 2 ankle sprain.

His 10-day contract is almost up, so he may not get another one until he's healthy again. Stephenson was only getting a handful of minutes anyways, so his absence won't have a big impact on the rotation. Expect to see more two-PG lineups with Kris Dunn and Tyus Jones getting a slight bump.
Feb 16 - 11:51 AM

Lance Stephenson (left ankle) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Nuggets.

Stephenson is reportedly dealing with a Grade 2 ankle sprain, which is unfortunate given that he's only playing on a 10-day contract. Born Ready may again find himself rehabbing without a contract, and there's just no incentive to own him in any league right now. Brandon Rush, Shabazz Muhammad and Kris Dunn will likely be splitting Stephenson's minutes.
Feb 15 - 2:05 PM

Lance Stephenson (ankle) is doubtful to return to Tuesday's game vs. the Cavaliers.

He rolled his left ankle and was down in obvious pain. He needed some help to get back to the locker room and had a noticeable limp. He was only averaging 15.2 minutes per game prior to Tuesday, so there won't be a lot of fantasy implications if he misses time. Brandon Rush and Shabazz Muhammad could get a slight bump if Born Ready can't return.
Feb 14 - 9:12 PM

Lance Stephenson (left leg, ankle) left Tuesday's game vs. the Cavaliers and went back to the locker room.

It looked like he rolled his left ankle and he was down in pain for a while. He was able to put some pressure on it as he limped back to the locker room, but consider him questionable to return. We could see more two-PG lineups if Stephenson misses time and Brandon Rush and Shabazz Muhammad could get a slight bump as well.
Feb 14 - 8:42 PM

Lance Stephenson played 12 minutes with one point, three rebounds and one assist against the Pelicans on Friday.

He said he was sore after his debut on Wednesday, so maybe that's why he didn't see any improvement from that six-point, 20-minute outing. Stephenson could wind up sticking on the roster, but there's really no need to add him until he can post an attractive stat line.
Feb 11 - 12:50 AM

Lance Stephenson said he was sore after Wednesday's Wolves debut.

It's his first game action in months and he will be working himself back into game shape. Coach Tom Thibodeau also noted similar sentiments, saying the team has to get him "working." Stephenson looks like a rotation staple, so he's worth a look in deeper leagues or leagues with dry waiver wires.
Feb 9 - 3:10 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Ricky Rubio
2Kris Dunn
3Tyus Jones
SG1Zach LaVine
2Brandon Rush
3Lance Stephenson
SF1Andrew Wiggins
2Omri Casspi
3Shabazz Muhammad
PF1Gorgui Dieng
2Nemanja Bjelica
3Adreian Payne
C1Karl-Anthony Towns
2Cole Aldrich
3Jordan Hill
4Nikola Pekovic