Hornets guard Lance Stephenson set to return vs. Spurs

Wednesday January 14th, 2015

Charlotte Hornets guard Lance Stephenson is set to return from a pelvic injury and expects to be available to play against the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday.

Stephenson has missed the team's past 14 games with the injury, but he has been a full participant in practice this week.

The Hornets went 9-5 with Stephenson out of the lineup and have won five games in a row.

"Right now it feels good," Stephenson said to the Charlotte Observer. "It’s a little sore, but I think I’ll be ready for the game tomorrow."

Stephenson, who has been the subject of trade rumors for most of the season, said that he won’t be upset if he comes off the bench. Gerald Henderson has taken his place in the lineup during his absence.

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"I’ll just try to feel everybody out," Stephenson said. "Right now we’re on a five-game winning streak and I don’t want to do anything to break that... I don’t expect to just come back and do everything."

Stephenson is averaging 10.2 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 4.8 assists in 25 games this season for Charlotte (15-24).

Stephenson, 24, is in his first season with the team after signing a three-year, $27 million deal in the offseason.

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