After another season in the Chinese Basketball Association, Lance Stephenson seeks a return to the NBA. Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reports that the swingman is eager to work out with teams and prove his value.
Stephenson averaged 26.7 points and 7.4 rebounds per game for the CBA’s Liaoning Flying Leopards but the Chinese league’s season was derailed by the Coronavirus outbreak that has devastated the region.
As of February, the CBA has been on a hiatus and most foreign born players have left the region.
There’s no word of which NBA teams might be interested in the veteran swingman but he’s an intriguing upside play. He played for the Los Angeles Lakers in 2018-19 but has suited up for seven different franchises since 2014-15.
Stephenson enters the February free agency after a number of relatively valuable players have already been bought out and latched on with new clubs. Available roster space is slowly depleting around the league.