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Lance Stephenson | Guard/Forward

Team: Los Angeles Clippers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 9/5/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 230
College: Cincinnati
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Lance Stephenson started on Friday against the Blazers with two points, one assist and one rebound in 19 minutes.
He started for Paul Pierce (rest) after a DNP-CD on Thursday. Stephenson will probably be a DNP-CD when Pierce returns. Nov 21 - 3:32 AM

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Lance Stephenson will start against the Trail Blazers on Friday with Paul Pierce (rest, old) unavailable.

Stephenson is averaging a meager 6.2 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game as a starter on 37.3 percent shooting from the field, so he remains a negligible option in all leagues despite the start.
Nov 20 - 10:01 PM

Lance Stephenson was a DNP-CD on Thursday against the Warriors.

He looked like he was talking some trash to the Warriors on the bench, so at least he has that going for him. Stephenson has no value.
Nov 20 - 1:49 AM

Lance Stephenson played two minutes on Saturday with one turnover.

That's the only stat he had. Stephenson not getting minutes when J.J. Redick (back) and Chris Paul (groin) are out tells you how much value he has on this team.
Nov 14 - 7:07 PM

Lance Stephenson had one of his better stat lines of the season on Thursday against the Suns, scoring 11 points with five rebounds, two assists, two steals, one block and four turnovers.

In true Lance fashion, he took a shot at the fourth-quarter buzzer with the Clippers down 118-104. While this is one of his best games, keep in mind the Clippers were missing Chris Paul (groin), J.J. Redick (back), and Blake Griffin for most of this game. Leave him on the wire in most leagues.
Nov 13 - 1:23 AM

Playing 24 minutes on Saturday, Lance Stephenson chipped in seven points on 3-of-6 shooting, two rebounds, four assists, two turnovers, and zero steals or blocks.

Stephenson has made at least half of his shots in four of L.A.'s past five games, dating back to the preseason. That's noteworthy since he shot 50 percent or better just 13 times during the entire 2014-15 season with Charlotte. He seems to have locked up the SF job ahead of Paul Pierce (14 minutes) and Wesley Johnson (11 minutes), but has too many flaws to be owned in standard leagues.
Nov 1 - 1:35 AM

Lance Stephenson scored three points with two rebounds, two assists and one three 3-pointer in 21 minutes on Thursday.

He's the latest case of why people shouldn't overreact to guys getting the start. Stephenson has a paltry 13.0 usage rate in this season and he has a laughable defensive rebounding rate of 6.1 percent. Leave him on the wire.
Oct 30 - 1:45 AM

Clippers head coach Doc Rivers said he thinks Lance Stephenson can be a big part of the team's success.

While saying he did extension background research on Stephenson before acquiring him, Rivers said Stephenson has a chance to contribute for the Clips. "I think he has a chance to be really disruptive to other teams," Rivers said. "And what I love is he gives us another ball handler, and you can see that with the first group." While Stephenson might help the Clippers on the court, he won't see enough minutes to help fantasy owners in standard leagues and can be left on the waiver wire.
Source: USA Today
Oct 29 - 10:44 AM

Lance Stephenson was predictably quiet in a start at small forward on Wednesday, scoring seven points with one 3-pointer, two rebounds, two assists and one steal.

He played 19 minutes and isn't easy to like in fantasy leagues with both Paul Pierce (24 minutes) and Wes Johnson (11 minutes) threatening to usurp his starting gig. He just needs to defend and fill an offensive niche for the loaded Clippers, and standard-league owners should leave him bobbing on the wire.
Oct 29 - 2:13 AM

Lance Stephenson will start against the Kings on Wednesday.

The Wes Johnson experiment didn't go well enough in the preseason, so the Clippers will give Born Ready a try. Stephenson was one of the most inefficient players in the NBA last season and he made just 33.3 percent from the field in the preseason, so he hasn't really done much to warrant a pickup. His upside isn't high enough while the Clippers are healthy anyway.
Oct 28 - 2:13 PM

Lance Stephensn is listed as the probable starter for Wednesday's game against the Kings.

This would mean that Paul Pierce and Wes Johnson will be coming off the bench, but Doc Rivers recently said that his lineup could be fluid. Stephenson was a disaster in Charlotte last season and he didn't have a great preseason with the Clippers either, so most owners should use a wait-and-see approach here.
Oct 27 - 7:37 PM

Lance Stephenson admitted that he has to "prove myself again" now that he's with the Clippers.

"It was tough on me. I have to refocus and show what I learned by helping my teammates on the court," Stephenson said. The enigmatic swingman also revealed that his ex-Pacers teammates in Paul George, Roy Hibbert, David West and George Hill all reached out to him when he was going through it last season, so perhaps the reports of turmoil were just slightly overblown. Nevertheless, Stephenson's redemption will come in the form of his performance, and he simply has to play better after a nightmare one-and-done campaign in Charlotte.
Oct 26 - 11:51 AM

Lance Stephenson is currently being listed as the Clippers' starting small forward.

Even if Stephenson starts, he'll be locked into a timeshare with Paul Pierce and Wes Johnson. Through five preseason games, Born Ready is shooting just 27.6 percent from the field to go with forgettable averages of 3.8 points, 2.6 assists and 2.4 rebounds per game. In short, he's not worth drafting in almost any league.
Oct 22 - 6:23 PM

Lance Stephenson drew a start at small forward on Tuesday vs. the Warriors, but he managed to score just four points in 18 minutes.

To be fair, Stephenson only attempted three shots and he did have three assists, two boards and a steal, but Doc Rivers probably just wanted to see what he could do with the first unit. The Clippers will likely go with either Wes Johnson or Paul Pierce at small forward, meaning Stephenson isn't going to see enough minutes to warrant attention in fantasy leagues.
Oct 21 - 1:22 AM

Lance Stephenson did more harm than good during Wednesday's preseason loss to the Hornets, scoring just two points on 1-of-4 shooting to go with four rebounds and two turnovers through 19 minutes of floor time.

Stephenson also committed four fouls in this one, and his 1-of-4 shooting performance brought his preseason shooting percentage down to 23.1. The entire Clippers second-unit has seriously struggled to come together during the early goings of the preseason, and they shot a combined 11-of-36 (30.6 percent) from the field in this one. While Blake Griffin, Chris Paul and DeAndre Jordan should all be off the board during the early rounds, the rest of the guys on the Clippers roster will likely struggle to produce enough value to warrant a roster spot in standard leagues.
Oct 14 - 12:46 PM