|Oct. 28 11:57 AM PT12:57 PM MT1:57 PM CT2:57 PM ET18:57 GMT2:57 11:57 AM MST1:57 PM EST22:57 UAE19:5714:57 ET12:57 PM CT16:57 - Stephenson has returned to practice and says nothing will keep out of the season opener Wednesday night against Milwaukee. Stephenson is battling a groin injury has missed four preseason games.
Analysis: He moved with a pronounced limp as he shot around after practice Tuesday. Coach Steve Clifford says the decision will rely heavily on what the team's trainers decide after Stephenson goes through shoot-around before the game. He says the important thing is making sure Stephenson doesn't suffer a setback.
|July 16 10:10 AM PT11:10 AM MT12:10 PM CT1:10 PM ET17:10 GMT1:10 10:10 AM MST12:10 PM EST21:10 UAE19:1013:10 ET12:10 PM CT16:10 - A person familiar with the contract says free-agent shooting guard Lance Stephenson has agreed to a $27 million, three-year deal with the Charlotte Hornets. The deal includes a team option for the third season. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the deal has not yet been made public. The person says Stephenson is expected to be introduced at a news conference Friday.
Analysis: Stephenson met with Hornets owner Michael Jordan and other members of the organization Tuesday night in Las Vegas. Stephenson is coming off his best NBA season, averaging 13.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game. He led the league with five triple-doubles. Charlotte turned its attention to Stephenson after Utah matched its offer to restricted free agent Gordon Hayward.
|July 12 1:05 PM PT2:05 PM MT3:05 PM CT4:05 PM ET20:05 GMT4:05 1:05 PM MST3:05 PM EST0:05 UAE (+1)22:0516:05 ET3:05 PM CT19:05 - Paul George knows the Indiana Pacers are a better team with Stephenson, and he wants him back.
Analysis: The two-time All-Star said Saturday at a day camp in suburban Indianapolis that he has spoken with Stephenson but does not know what the unrestricted free agent will do. Indiana has made a five-year, $44 million offer to Stephenson, who led all NBA guards in rebounding last season and finished with a league-high five triple-doubles.