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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 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

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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

Lance Stephenson played 22 minutes on Wednesday but had just four points, three rebounds, four assists and four turnovers on 2-of-4 shooting.

Stephenson's disastrous season continues now that he's healthy again and it's just tough to tell if he's ever going to get it going. But the way he's played up to this point, he's simply not a must-own player.
Jan 21 - 10:21 PM

Lance Stephenson made 2-of-9 from the field for eight points with four rebounds, nine assists and one block in 27 minutes against the Wolves on Monday.

In today's game, Lance was 2-of-4 at the rim and didn't make his other five shots. Stephenson dropped his season field goal shooting to just 38.2 percent from the field and there is no end in sight for his sub-par shooting. He's OK to use in points leagues, but he's not a must-own player in standard leagues.
Jan 19 - 5:16 PM

Lance Stephenson said on Saturday that he wants to stay in Charlotte amid all of the trade rumors.

"I want to be here. I feel I can definitely help this squad," Stephenson said. "It’s really not up to me." He actually played pretty well on Saturday but coach Steve Clifford opted to keep him on the bench down the stretch. However, Stephenson did just return from a nasty hip injury so Clifford may have been exercising caution. If Stephenson is still floating around the wire, feel free to give him a look in case he turns things around in Charlotte.
Jan 18 - 9:19 AM

Lance Stephenson played 20 minutes against the Pacers on Saturday with 13 points, four rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer.

It was his bobblehead night and he had a lot of energy against his former team. Stephenson will have a fine coming his way for bumping Roy Hibbert in transition in a move that was nowhere near the ball. He only played 18 minutes in his return to the lineup and the rust was highly apparent. Although his scoring numbers on the season are in the toilet at 38.6 percent from the field and 60.3 percent from the line. Stephenson couldn’t crack 38 percent from the field in his first two seasons, so maybe he just needs another adjustment period. He’s still not a must-own player. You can check out the bump of Hibbert in the link below.
Jan 17 - 9:56 PM

Lance Stephenson is still on a minutes count for Saturday against the Pacers.

"We'll let him play as many mins as he can play well," coach Steve Clifford said. It's his bobblehead night in Charlotte, but it's still going to be hard to count on him even with the Hornets in desperation mode for offensive output.
Jan 17 - 6:14 PM

The Nets have been making a "second hard push" for intel on Lance Stephenson.

Based on the first half of the 2014-15 season, the Hornets are a better team without Stephenson, so his name has popped up in trade rumors over the past month. He was able to return from his groin injury on Wednesday, but didn't look great. If Stephenson is indeed dealt and the Hornets do not get a wing back, Gerald Henderson and Gary Neal would benefit. Stephenson would hurt rookie Bojan Bogdanovic the most with a few others taking a smaller hit.
Jan 15 - 7:20 PM

Lance Stephenson returned to action on Wednesday and hit 3-of-8 shots and 2-of-6 free throws for eight points, one rebound and two assists in a loss to the Spurs.

This was his first game since Dec. 17, so some rust is to be expected. Additionally, he never really got going before the injury, so it remains to be seen if he'll be ready to turn it around for the second half. But if he was dropped in your league, he's worth grabbing and stashing in case he can stay healthy and start living up to the hype as we enter the second half of the season.
Jan 14 - 10:45 PM

Lance Stephenson (pelvis) is expected to play around 15 minutes during his return on Wednesday.

The limit will remain in place for 2-3 games, and it's even more logical since the Hornets are playing well with Gerald Henderson and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist in the starting lineup. He's worth stashing if he's available on your waiver wire, but it may take a while before he starts posting fantasy-worthy lines.

Lance Stephenson (hip) will play on Wednesday against the Spurs.

Coach Steve Clifford did say that Stephenson would be on a minutes limit until he regains his conditioning, so owners in daily leagues may want to avoid him for the time being. Stephenson does have some upside and is more than worth a flier in most leagues in case he turns things around this season. Gerald Henderson, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Gary Neal (hamstring) will see their playing time take a hit.

Lance Stephenson (hip) will be on a minutes limit until he regains his conditioning according to coach Steve Clifford.

He is expected to play on Wednesday, but owners may want to keep him on the bench until he sees his role increased. Stephenson is worth a flier in most leagues in case he turns things around, while Gerald Henderson, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Gary Neal all lose value with this news.

Lance Stephenson (pelvic sprain) is expected to play against the Spurs on Wednesday, according to head coach Steve Clifford.

Clifford said on Tuesday that Stephenson has gone through two days of practice and contact and is expected to play on Wednesday if he gets through shootaround with no issues. Stephenson has missed 14 consecutive games with a pelvic sprain and will come off the bench once he returns. Gerald Henderson, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, and Gary Neal will all see their fantasy value take a hit once Born Ready is back, while it's worth taking a flier on Stephenson if he's sitting on any waiver wires.

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Kemba Walker
2Brian Roberts
3Jannero Pargo
SG1Lance Stephenson
2Gerald Henderson
3Gary Neal
4P.J. Hairston
SF1Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
2Jeff Taylor
PF1Cody Zeller
2Marvin Williams
3Noah Vonleh
C1Al Jefferson
2Bismack Biyombo
3Jason Maxiell