Lance Stephenson Takes His Talents To Charlotte; Agrees To Sign With Hornets
After spending the last four seasons with the Indiana Pacers, Brooklyn native Lance Stephenson has decided to sign with the Charlotte Hornets (Bobcats).
The deal, first reported by Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer is for three years and $27.5 million. The third year is a team option.
This is a big blow for the Indiana Pacers who was trying to get him back with a contract offer that Stephenson felt was a little low for his value. Yet, the Pacers now need to find a way to replace 13.8 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 4.6 assists per game with good defense.
What they won’t miss is some of the distractions that Stephenson was reportedly involved in last season, especially after missing the NBA All-Star game.
Meanwhile, the Hornets will stand with a nice lineup that also includes Kemba Walker and big man Al Jefferson.
Not a bad start with a team with a new/old name.