NBA roundup: Lance Stephenson is back
Oct 1, 2016; Bossier City, LA, USA; New Orleans Pelicans guard Lance Stephenson (5) dribbles on Dallas Mavericks forward Nicolas Brussino (9) during the second half at CenturyLink Center. New Orleans won 116-102. Mandatory Credit: Ray Carlin-USA TODAY Sports

According to Shams Charania of The Vertical, Lance Stephenson will sign a 10-day contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Lance Stephenson just keeps getting chances. Shams Chariana of The Vertical reported that the Minnesota Timberwolves would sign Stephenson to a 10-day contract.

The 26-year-old established himself as one of the NBA’s best young players with the Indiana Pacers before leaving via free agency in 2014 for the Charlotte Hornets. Stephenson’s career has spiraled since. The former budding superstar has played for four different teams in the last three seasons.

The artist formerly known as “Born Ready” participated in the Cleveland Cavaliers free agent workout last week, but according to ESPN’s Dave McMenaminJordan Farmar emerged as the favorite from the mini-camp.

The Timberwolves make number five. It’s ten-day contract season, and Stephenson is the beneficiary. A season-ending ACL injury to Zach LaVine forced Minnesota to look for help on the wing. The Timberwolves need help on defense. If Lance can give them anything there, he’ll get a shot.

 

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