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Stephenson eager for chance to make a fresh start with Clippers

Stephenson eager for chance to make a fresh start with Clippers

PLAYA VISTA – When Lance Stephenson received the phone call that alerted him he had been traded to the Clippers two months after the conclusion of his worst professional season, the maligned swingman released a celebratory cry. “I just started...
Los Angeles Times Jun 16, 2015

Doc Rivers envisions Lance Stephenson in a utility role for Clippers

Clippers Coach Doc Rivers outlined his preliminary plan for new acquisition Lance Stephenson on Tuesday afternoon during an interview with Fred Roggin on The Beast 980 AM, saying he envisioned using Stephenson more as a utility player than a starting small forward.
Los Angeles Times Jun 16, 2015

Clippers to introduce Lance Stephenson on Thursday

The Clippers will have a news conference with their newest addition, Lance Stephenson, on Thursday afternoon at their practice facility in Playa Vista.
Clips Nation Jun 16, 2015

Lance Stephenson: Question or Answer?

The Los Angeles Clippers are fresh off of a trade for Lance Stephenson, who was beyond unsatisfactory this past season for the Charlotte Hornets. So, is Lance going to bring some answers or just more questions? There are certain times during a team's offseason where you question just what the front office was thinking when it comes to free agent moves or trades. It goes without saying that this is one of them. Whether or not you agree with the move in general, you can't deny that this is, in fact, a high risk move for the Los Angeles Clippers – and that’s before Lance Stephenson has...
Rufus on Fire Jun 16, 2015

It feels like the Hornets could have found a better Stephenson deal

The Charlotte Hornets finally found someone to take Lance Stephenson off of their hands. While the deal could turn out to be fine, it's hard to wonder if they couldn't have done better. It seemed that from the moment the moratorium on trading players signed during the previous offseason was lifted at midnight last December 15 the Charlotte Hornets were looking to hit the undo button with Lance Stephenson. Brooklyn and Indiana were intrigued enough to entertain the idea, but neither brave enough to pull the trigger on a Stephenson deal. When the trade deadline came and went without a deal,...
Queen City Hoops Jun 16, 2015

Lance to the Clippers for Matt Barnes and Spencer Hawes

After one very unsuccessful season with the Charlotte Hornets, Lance Stephenson has been traded to the Western Conference powerhouse Los Angeles Clippers for veterans Matt Barnes and Spencer Hawes, according to multiple league sources.   GM Rich Cho is not wasting any time this offseason after a dismal 33 win season and has already began stockpiling solid talent with the hopes […] The post Lance to the Clippers for Matt Barnes and Spencer Hawes appeared first on .
Hot Hot Hoops Jun 16, 2015

How the Clippers trade with the Hornets affects the Heat and the NBA Draft

Monday's trade between the Clippers and the Hornets affected the Heat in more ways than one. Here's how: Yahoo Sports were the first to report a trade Monday between the Los Angeles Clippers and the Charlotte Hornets involving Lance Stephenson, Spencer Hawes, and Matt Barnes: The Clippers have acquired Lance Stephenson in a trade that sends Spencer Hawes and Matt Barnes to Charlotte, league sources tell Yahoo. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 16, 2015 Both teams have made a trade that has in turn affected the Miami Heat. Here's how: L.A. Clippers: In getting Stephenson, Heat...
Canis Hoopus Jun 16, 2015

NBA Finals Game Six, Lance Stephenson Traded

Happy Tuesday. We've got basketball tonight, and a trade to discuss. Get to it. The NBA Finals resume tonight at 8:00 pm CDT from Cleveland, where the Cavs will look to stay alive and force a game seven. The Warriors seem to have righted the ship after going small and opening up the lane with Andre Iguodala in the starting lineup and no traditional center. Steph Curry found his shot in game five, making seven threes and finishing with 37 points, including several big makes in the fourth quarter when the Warriors pulled away. Meanwhile, the Cavs have devolved into a one man show, with...
CelticsBlog Jun 16, 2015

NBA trade speculation: Would the Hornets trade down with the Celtics?

They got rid of their Lance problem. Now what? The Hornets completed a trade yesterday sending troublesome Lance Stephenon to The Guard Whisperer Doc Rivers in Los Angeles.  There's at least some speculation that they might not be done and that the Boston Celtics could get involved. With Lance Stephenson gone & Spencer Hawes on board, chances Hornets take a 2-guard like Devin Booker or Kelly Oubre at No. 9 just went up — Chad Ford (@chadfordinsider) June 16, 2015 Hornets also like RJ Hunter a lot, but won't take him at 9. It's possible they trade down a few spots for Hunter &...
Clips Nation Jun 16, 2015

After Trading for Lance, What's Next for the Clippers?

After acquiring Lance Stephenson, the Clippers roster was shaken up significantly in an unexpected way. How does this change the team's outlook heading into the thick of the off-season? As we covered in prior posts, such as the Offseason Primer and the Potential Targets, the Clippers had a difficult task all along this off-season: fill out their rotation, and try to improve as much as possible, with a very, very limited set of tools. Today, they used an option that most thought was unlikely heading into the summer: trading Spencer Hawes' three-year, $17-million dollar contract and Matt...
Los Angeles Times Jun 15, 2015

Clippers trade Spencer Hawes, Matt Barnes for Lance Stephenson

The Clippers completed the first part of their roster revamp Monday evening, acquiring shooting guard Lance Stephenson from the Charlotte Hornets in a swap of underachieving players that also included forward-center Spencer Hawes and veteran forward Matt Barnes.
Sun Herald Jun 15, 2015

Hornets send Stephenson to Clippers

The Los Angeles Clippers made a splash on Monday night, acquiring capricious swingman Lance Stephenson from the Charlotte Hornets in exchange for small forward Matt Barnes and reserve center Spencer…
Sun Herald Jun 15, 2015

Hornets trade Stephenson to Clippers for Hawes, Barnes

The Charlotte Hornets have traded guard Lance Stephenson to the Los Angeles Clippers for center Spencer Hawes and forward Matt Barnes.
Rufus on Fire Jun 15, 2015

Lance Stephenson to be traded to the Los Angeles Clippers

Well that was short lived Lance Stephenson's time with the Charlotte Hornets has come to an end. According to Marc Stein of ESPN, the Hornets have agreed to send Stephenson to the Los Angeles Clippers. Hearing that Clippers and Hornets have agreed in principle on a Lance Stephenson trade and on course to proceed with trade call tonight — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 16, 2015 This will officially end Stephenson's time with the Hornets. He hasn't even been with the team for a full year yet, but it's very clear the team did not want Stephenson to be around the team any longer. As...
Clips Nation Jun 15, 2015

Stein: Clippers, Hornets Agree to Stephenson Deal

According to Marc Stein, the Clippers and Hornets have agreed to a trade centered around Lance Stephenson. A potential trade for Lance Stephenson was rumored earlier in the day, and now Marc Stein of ESPN has reported that the Clippers and Hornets have agreed in principle to the deal.  Earlier reports had Matt Barnes and Spencer Hawes going to Charlotte in return, but we will have to wait and see exactly what the final details of the trade are. Hearing that Clippers and Hornets have agreed in principle on a Lance Stephenson trade and on course to proceed with trade call tonight— Marc...

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