Report: Hornets could look to trade Lance Stephenson

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Hornets could look to trade Lance Stephenson
Monday December 1st, 2014

The Charlotte Hornets need help at power forward and could also use a wing scorer, so the team has been making trade calls to try to fill those spots, reports Grantland’s Zach Lowe.

One of the players the Hornets could look to move is shooting guard Lance Stephenson, with Lowe saying “few would be surprised” if Charlotte looked into dealing him. Stephenson has only been with the team since July after leaving the Indiana Pacers to sign a three-year, $27 million deal with Charlotte. The third year of the deal is a team option.

Free agents who signed deals during this past offseason can’t be dealt until Dec. 15.

Lowe says that some potential candidates that Charlotte could be looking at include Randy Foye or Wilson Chandler of the Denver Nuggets, Boston Celtics forward Jeff Green, Minnesota Timberwolves swingman Corey Brewer, Dorell Wright of the Portland Trail Blazers and Phoenix Suns power forward Anthony Tolliver.

Stephenson, 24, has struggled in the first two months of the season and has not played in the fourth quarter in either of the past two games. 

He is averaging 9.6 points, 7.7 rebounds, 5.4 assists in 18 games on 37 percent shooting, including only 18-percent from behind the 3-point line, this season for Charlotte (4-14), which has lost nine games in a row and has the third-worst record in the Eastern Conference.

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