Lance Stephenson Trade Rumors: Latest News and Speculation on Clippers Wing

Daniel Kramer@dkramer_Featured Columnist

Los Angeles Clippers forward Lance Stephenson (1) in the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, in Denver. The Clippers won 111-94. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
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Los Angeles Clippers forward Lance Stephenson was reportedly on the trading block earlier this season, according to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports.

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Per Spears, the Clippers were seeking interest last month from other teams for Stephenson and power forward Josh Smith.ย Both are in their first year with the team.

Stephenson was traded in June from the Charlotte Hornets and has two years and $18.4 million left on his current deal, per Spotrac, which makes him an unfavorable trade chipโ€”particularly given his offensive figures.

Stephenson is shooting 42.9 percent with 5.4 points, 3.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists in 19 minutes per game.

His playing time has been quite sporadic as well. He played a season-high 30 minutes against the Phoenix Suns, then wasnโ€™t used at all versus the Golden State Warriors a week later, leaving questions about what the Clippers deem his role to be.

The Clippers are 12-9, sitting in fifth in the Western Conference, and clearly see they need to improve if they hope to climb up the standings.ย 


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