Lance Stephenson Reportedly on the Trade Block

by December 15, 2014

The Lance Stephenson Experience isn’t working out too well in Charlotte, and the Hornets are now reportedly dangling combo-guard in trade talks.

According to multiple reports, there’s a chance that Stephenson ends up back in Indiana. (The Brooklyn Nets are also said to be in the running.)

After signing a three-year, $27 million deal last summer, Lance has averaged 10.4 points, 7.2 rebounds and 5 assists through 23 games.

Per Yahoo! Sports:

Stephenson becomes eligible to be traded on Monday, and Charlotte has rapidly lost hope that its brief partnership with Stephenson can stand the test of time.


Indiana hasn’t ruled out the possibility of bringing back Stephenson, but appears unwilling to seriously engage the Hornets without the inclusion of a first-round pick in a potential deal, sources said. […] So far, Charlotte has shown no inclination to package a future draft pick to move Stephenson, league executives said.


Charlotte coach Steve Clifford has largely stopped using Stephenson in the fourth quarter and key stretches of games. The gulf between Stephenson and his Charlotte teammates has been growing, league sources said. Stephenson’s inability to co-exist on the floor with point guard Kemba Walker is among the primary reasons for the franchise’s desire to trade him, sources said.