It looks like small forward Lance Stephenson has finally found his new NBA home. More than two months after the start of the NBA free agency period, Stephenson has ultimately decided to sign with the New Orleans Pelicans.
Free agent Lance Stephenson has agreed to a deal with the New Orleans Pelicans, league source tells The Vertical.
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The deal is reportedly for one year at a currently undisclosed amount. After making a name for himself as a versatile guard/forward combo player for the Indiana Pacers, Stephenson has bounced around the league over the last few years.
The Pacers refused to re-sign the controversial Stephenson after their 2013-14 season. He then signed a three-year deal with the Charlotte Hornets but was promptly let go after one abysmal season. The Clippers then signed him, then ultimately traded him as well, forcing Stephenson to finish out last season with the Memphis Grizzlies.
Stephenson’s game has fallen off over the last couple of years, but now he hopes to revitalize his career in New Orleans. The six-foot-five guard/forward holds career averages of 8.8 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game and hopes to improve upon those numbers heading into the 2016-17 season.