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Lance Stephenson | Guard/Forward | #1

Team: Memphis Grizzlies
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/5/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 230
College: Cincinnati
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 2 (10) / IND
Contract: view contract details

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Lance Stephenson will work out for the Pelicans.
The free agent has had a quiet offseason because not many teams have shown interest. The Pelicans were in the mix for Ty Lawson before he chose the Kings, so they're serious about adding some additional depth to their bench. If the Pelicans agree to a deal with Stephenson, he will be competing with Buddy Hield, Langston Galloway and E'Twaun Moore for minutes. Aug 29 - 1:21 PM

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According to Mike Mazzeo of ESPN, there is "nothing going on with Lance Stephenson and the Nets."

Stephenson has generated little to no interest as a free agent and it doesn't sound like his hometown team wants him either. He was linked to the Knicks over the weekend, but Stephenson may have to head overseas if he can't find a deal soon.
Aug 29 - 9:39 AM

According to Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe, Lance Stephenson could head overseas.

The Grizzlies aren't expected to re-sign him after they declined to pick up his option for the 2016-17 season, and he hasn't really been linked to other NBA teams just yet. Stephenson is only 25 years old and had a strong finish last season, but Washburn adds that his "quirky" personality may scare off potential suitors.
Aug 7 - 10:30 AM

The Grizzlies are not expected to re-sign unrestricted free agent Lance Stephenson.

This shouldn't come as a surprise, and Born Ready's rebirth will attempt to be executed in yet another new destination. Despite being just 25 (26 in September), Stephenson may be forced to take a one-year "prove it" kind of deal before hitting the market again in the summer of 2017.
Jul 11 - 9:38 AM

President Larry Bird said there is a "very slim chance" the Pacers will pursue Lance Stephenson.

Stephenson has said he would come back to Indiana if given the chance. The Pacers are starting to fill out their rotation and might not have room for someone with Stephenson's style. Regardless, he'll have a tough time matching his output from his time with the Grizzlies last year.
Jul 8 - 4:23 PM

Lance Stephenson said he would come back to Indiana if he was given the chance.

"We will see what happens. I’m just waiting for the call," he said. Stephenson led the NBA in triple-doubles during his last season with the Pacers in 2013-14, but his career has taken a nosedive since then. He wouldn't have too much value in Indiana this time around.
Jul 4 - 9:50 PM

The Grizzlies have declined Lance Stephenson's $9.4 million team option.

He'll be a free agent and should get interest from plenty of teams. Although, Stephenson was out of the rotation at times with the Clippers before the trade deadline. Thanks to numerous injuries to the Grizzlies, he put up averages of 14.2 points, 4.4 boards, 2.8 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.4 treys in his final 26 regular season games. Stephenson led the league in triple-doubles back in 2013-14, but he will likely just be a role player next year.
Jun 27 - 6:23 PM

Doc Rivers said that he was most disappointed in Lance Stephenson's defense during his stint with the Clippers.

"He played great for Memphis. He wasn't a great fit for us. Defensively -- that's where I was more disappointed, and shocked," Rivers said. "I look at that body, and that athleticism, and I think: That's a prototypical great defender. And he's not that." Despite not fitting the system and a failure to meet on-court expectations, Rivers made it clear that Stephenson was anything but a malcontent and that his teammates liked him.
Source: ESPN
May 16 - 11:57 AM

Lance Stephenson believes he can fit in with the Grizzlies next season as a role player.

"It's not about money," Stephenson said. "I just want to play and help a team win. I think I can fit in here as a role player." Memphis coach Dave Joerger said that he would "absolutely" want to coach Stephenson again, so it will be interesting to see if the Grizzlies pick up his team option worth $9.5 million for next season.
Apr 30 - 12:31 PM

Lance Stephenson said that he'd like to return to the Grizzlies next season.

The Grizzlies hold a $9.5M option on Stephenson for next season, and the enigmatic swingman is hoping that he's found his new NBA home. If Memphis declines the option, Stephenson showed enough that he'll earn another chance somewhere, but it's not going to be at the rate of more than nine million dollars annually. As an aside, Born Ready plans to use his offseason in order to improve defensively in addition to working to become a better player off the ball.
Apr 25 - 12:56 PM

Lance Stephenson's 26 points (11-of-19 FGs, 4-of-5 FTs) weren't enough in a 116-95 loss on Sunday, as the Grizzlies were swept by the Spurs in the first round of the playoffs.

Stephenson didn't do much in Game 2 or Game 3, but he came to play tonight and has been a solid addition to the Memphis roster. He had a great stretch of 15 games in March when he put up averages of 15.1 points, 4.9 boards, 2.9 assists and 0.9 steals for the shorthanded Grizzlies, but it remains to be seen if that will be enough to entice Memphis to exercise his team option for next season worth just under $9.5 million.
Apr 24 - 4:09 PM

Lance Stephenson played just nine minutes vs. the Spurs on Tuesday, scoring four points on 2-of-7 shooting with one assist.

Remember when coach Dave Joerger said that Stephenson would be the X factor in this series? Well, it isn't working out. Born Ready actually played decent in Game 1 with 14 points on 6-of-11 shooting, but he was pulled pretty quickly tonight. He is going to be a volatile fantasy option for the rest of the series.
Apr 20 - 12:31 AM

Memphis coach Dave Joerger hinted that Lance Stephenson could be the X factor for the Grizzlies against the Spurs in round one of the playoffs.

"Certainly Lance with his ability to get to the basket and make shots," Joerger said. "As things grind down a little bit in the playoffs, baskets are hard to come by. To go get your own shot is tough. But Lance can get baskets." It sounds like Stephenson will play a pivotal role in this series which at the very least will make it entertaining, so we can expect to see him get minutes in the mid-20s. Stephenson averaged 14.0 points, 3.3 boards, 3.0 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.5 3-pointers in the last four games of the regular season.
Apr 17 - 12:20 PM

Coach Dave Joerger said Lance Stephenson is the X factor for the series against the Spurs.

"He can go get a shot. That's the thing," Joerger said. You know the Grizzlies are short on depth if their coach is calling Stephenson an X factor. He should anchor the second unit as the primary ball-handler with minutes in the mid-20s. It might get ugly against the Spurs defense.
Apr 16 - 2:01 PM

Lance Stephenson scored 22 points against the Warriors on Wednesday, adding two rebounds, four assists, two steals and three 3-pointers.

He played 35 minutes as the primary ball-handler. Stephenson has been a nice pickup for the Grizzlies after picking him up in the Jeff Green trade. He'll have to deal with Kawhi Leonard and company in the first round.
Apr 14 - 1:18 AM

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