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Lance Stephenson | Guard

Team: Los Angeles Clippers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/5/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 230
College: Cincinnati
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Doc Rivers said that he views Lance Stephenson as more of a playmaker than a scorer.
"Lance is not a great shooter. He’s going to be a streaky guy. That’s who he is," said Rivers. "I don’t look at Lance as a scorer; I look at Lance as a guy to create plays and I think he’ll do that for us." Through two preseason games, Born Ready is shooting just 14.3 percent from the field to go with averages of 3.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game; not great. He'll be fighting for minutes in a very crowded backcourt in Los Angeles, so there's no reason to target Stephenson in most leagues on draft day. Oct 4 - 11:09 PM

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Lance Stephenson's groin injury didn't prevent him from playing in Friday's preseason opener, as he came off the bench for six points, two rebounds and two assists in 22 minutes.

Born Ready shot 2-of-10 from the field while missing both of his 3-point attempts. His fantasy value is scuttled by a backup role combined with a lack of defensive stats and offensive inefficiency (career 50.6 percent True Shooting).
Oct 4 - 2:57 PM

Doc Rivers said that Lance Stephenson (groin) came out of practice fine, but he will not know of his status for Friday's preseason-opener until after shootaround.

Rivers added that he's not sure if he'll limit Stephenson's minutes, and it's sounding like Born Ready could be a game-time decision for the Clippers first game of the preseason on Friday vs. the Nuggets. We'll be tracking Lance's progress closely, but as a bench player on a deep Clippers team, it'll be tough for him to be a reliable option in standard leagues.
Oct 1 - 5:33 PM

Lance Stephenson is dealing with pubic symphysis (a groin injury), although it's not keeping him out of practice.

Pubic symphysis is an inflammation of the pubic bone, and while the injury has not limited him in practice, his status for the Clippers' first exhibition game has yet to be determined. Groin injuries really limited Stephenson in the past, and given that he'll be coming off the bench in Los Angeles, it's hard to envision him putting up any value in standard fantasy leagues.
Oct 1 - 2:57 PM

Coach Doc Rivers said the Clippers will be careful with Lance Stephenson because he tweaked his groin a month ago.

It's still not clear where Born Ready will be getting his minutes. He could play at the two or three, but he's almost certainly not going to have much fantasy value while the Clippers are healthy. He's going to come off the bench.
Sep 26 - 6:33 PM

Lance Stephenson has been doing three-a-day workouts to prepare for his first season with the Clippers, and said he's "on a mission to prove everybody wrong."

"A lot of people are doubting me and saying I'm a bad locker-room guy and all of those rumors, but there's no facts that I'm a bad locker-room guy," Stephenson said. He feels that he and Jamal Crawford will "learn to work together" in the second unit, but they may not have to develop chemistry if recent trade rumors pan out -- J-Craw is reportedly unhappy in L.A. and he's been connected to the Cavaliers, Knicks and Heat.
Source: L.A. Times
Aug 18 - 9:26 PM

Lance Stephenson thinks he and Jamal Crawford can coexist on the Clippers second unit.

Stephenson said he hasn't talked to Crawford since signing with the Clippers, but doesn't think the two will have any trouble playing alongside each other. "I think we’re going to learn to work together and try to win games," Stephenson said. While Born Ready is confident about the upcoming season, he should be more of a late-round flier for fantasy owners after a disappointing 2014-15 season.
Aug 18 - 9:38 AM

Lance Stephenson said he believes that the Clippers have all the right pieces to win a title.

Stephenson is probably referring to himself here, but all joking aside, it's nice to see that he is excited to have a fresh start in Los Angeles. "I’m very excited," Stephenson said. "I think we’ve got the pieces that can get us our ring. You’ve got coach [Doc] Rivers behind us. I think the sky’s the limit for us. We’ve got the talent, we’ve got the vets." Stephenson is expected to come off the bench for the Clippers, but after his disastrous 2014-15 campaign with the Hornets, he will be too risky to target in standard leagues.
Jul 28 - 3:22 PM

Lance Stephenson said his 2014-15 season with the Hornets was worse than his rookie season.

As fantasy owners who drafted him last season can attest, Stephenson's 2014-15 season was a major step backwards for the 24-year-old. "I'm telling you, this was worse than my rookie year when I didn't even play," Stephenson said of his time in Charlotte. "I was really mentally down. I was trying everything to try to figure out what I can do to help this squad." It won't be hard for Stephenson to improve on last season, but he's still not worth a roster spot in standard fantasy leagues as a utility player for the Clippers.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 23 - 1:07 PM

Lance Stephenson said he's a "good locker room guy."

"I want to take that title off my name because that’s not me," Stephenson said. While you probably have seen about a thousand memes of Lance blowing into something, he hasn't really had a bad reputation as a teammate in quite some time. The Clippers will use him as a utility guy this season and coach Doc Rivers seems to have some confidence in one of the biggest letdowns of the 2014-15 season. For now, he's not someone to target in standard drafts.
Jun 18 - 11:56 PM

Doc Rivers said that he envisions Lance Stephenson coming off the bench, and that Born Ready in the starting lineup would be a worst-case scenario.

"I like that [Stephenson] can play multiple positions — really 2, 3 and 1 — because he’s a terrific passer," Rivers said. "I don’t know if I made the trade for him to be a starter, per se, I look at him really more to be a utility player that can come in and play literally three different positions for us... In the worst case and it’s not a bad case [Lance starts]." Stephenson getting out of Charlotte can be viewed as a positive, but after such a disastrous season, we're not ready to view him as anything more than a late-round flier in standard league drafts next season.
Source: Slam Online
Jun 18 - 3:18 PM

Doc Rivers views Lance Stephenson as a "utility player" rather than a starter, and he said the Clippers must add "three to four" players to solidify their 2015-16 roster.

Rivers feels that Stephenson will make the Clippers tougher, more athletic and better defensively. The toughness may not be true given that L.A. gave up Matt Barnes to acquire him, but Born Ready at least gives L.A. an infusion of athleticism and could anchor the second unit if Rivers manages to sign a starting-caliber SF. With limited room to maneuver financially, that's not going to be easy.
Jun 16 - 7:46 PM

Hornets GM Rich Cho acknowledged that Lance Stephenson "never fit in" during his lone season with Charlotte.

"I thought it was a shock to his system that he was not playing so much," Cho said. "But he handled it very professionally ... Sometimes when you make a trade or a signing it just doesn’t work out well." That's a tactful way to say that Stephenson was a disaster this season, averaging 8.2 points on 37 percent shooting with an assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.8. His fantasy value should improve with the Clippers but owners should still take a wary view of him on draft day.
Jun 16 - 9:19 AM

The Clippers have acquired Lance Stephenson from the Hornets in exchange for Spencer Hawes and Matt Barnes.

This should be interesting. Stephenson likes the ball in his hands, but now he's going to have to play next to Blake Griffin and Chris Paul. Paul led the NBA in assists while Griffin is really starting to flourish as a passer. The good news is that this isn't a very risky move for the Clippers because he only has one year left on his deal. Still, fantasy owners shouldn't be targeting Born Ready just yet.
Jun 15 - 8:47 PM

The Clippers and Hornets have agreed in principle on a Lance Stephenson trade and an official trade call is expected to take place on Monday night.

It is expected to be for Spencer Hawes and Matt Barnes. Stephenson was a colossal flop in his first year in Charlotte, but maybe playing with better players can help him get back to his 2013-14 form. We'll be watching this story closely all night, but it sounds like Born Ready is on his way to L.A.
Jun 15 - 8:22 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Chris Paul
2Austin Rivers
3Pablo Prigioni
SG1J.J. Redick
2Jamal Crawford
3Lance Stephenson
4C.J. Wilcox
SF1Wes Johnson
2Paul Pierce
PF1Blake Griffin
2Josh Smith
3Branden Dawson
C1DeAndre Jordan
2Cole Aldrich
3Chuck Hayes