Lance Stephenson Entering G League Draft

Veteran guard/forward Lance Stephenson will continue his NBA comeback attempt by playing in the G League this season, according to JD Shaw of Hoops Rumors.Lance Stephenson

Stephenson, 31, is 6-foot-6 and last played for the Liaoning Flying Leopards of the Chinese Basketball Association. His last NBA run came with the Lakers in 2018-19, when he averaged 7.2 points and 3.2 rebounds in 68 games.

He made a name for himself with the Pacers, but has also spent time with the Timberwolves, Pelicans, Grizzlies, Clippers and Hornets. He’s actually served two stints with Indiana.

Stephenson was unstoppable in China, with averages of averaged 26.7 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3.8 assists. He has recently worked out for several NBA teams, but has yet to land a deal.

The Jazz, Bucks, Suns, Timberwolves, Trail Blazers and Heat all have open roster spots, though it’s unknown if any of those teams have an interest in Stephenson.

Stephenson will be one of 100-plus players entering the pool of G League draft prospects. Those eligible include college players who went undrafted by the NBA, international prospects and players who were recently waived by NBA teams, as well as veteran free agents such as Stephenson.

The 2021 G League Draft is set for Saturday.

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