Minnesota Timberwolves Signs Lance Stephenson To 10 Day Contract
Feb 08, 2017 12:27 AM EST
Looks like free agent guard Lance Stephenson may have found a new home, at least temporarily. With the 2016-2017 NBA season almost at the halfway point, teams are looking to fill out roster spots and free agent players like Lance Stephenson could certainly provide some needed help.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed veteran free agent guard Lance Stephenson to a 10 day contract, according to Yahoo Sports. With the signing of Lance Stephenson, the Minnesota Timberwolves expect the veteran guard to provide playmaking and added depth to their backcourt that just recently lost guard Zach LaVine for the rest of the season.
Zach LaVine is out for the rest of the season with a torn ACL on his left knee. LaVine tore his ACL midway through the third quarter of the Minnesota Timberwolves loss to the Detroit Pistons last Friday night. LaVine appeared to have injured his left knee when he landed awkwardly on his left leg after driving to the basket for a layup.
The injury to Zach LaVine was a major blow to the already struggling Minnesota Timberwolves. The Timberwolves were then forced to look for a replacement and it seems likely that Lance Stephenson is the one they're looking for.
Lance Stephenson was part of a group of veteran free agents that included Jordan Farmar, Mario Chalmers and Kirk Hinrich, invited by the Cleveland Cavaliers for a workout last week, ESPN reported. With Jordan Farmar being the top performer at the workout, Lance Stephenson and the rest of the free agents were forced to look elsewhere for a team.
Lance Stephenson, 26, last played for the New Orleans Pelicans in October. Stephenson was on a partially guaranteed contract and made the roster out of training camp.
In six games with the New Orleans Pelicans, Lance Stephenson averaged 9.7 points, 3 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game. Stephenson then injured his groin and was released after undergoing groin surgery last November.