|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.
|May 29 11:52 AM PT12:52 PM MT1:52 PM CT2:52 PM ET18:52 GMT2:52 11:52 AM MST1:52 PM EST22:52 UAE20:5214:52 ET1:52 PM CT17:52 - Stephenson and Roy Hibbert have both been fined for flopping in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals.
Analysis: Stephenson was fined $10,000 for his second violation of the playoffs.
|Apr. 13 12:18 PM PT1:18 PM MT2:18 PM CT3:18 PM ET19:18 GMT3:18 12:18 PM MST2:18 PM EST23:18 UAE21:1815:18 ET2:18 PM CT18:18 - Stephenson set a new franchise record with his fifth triple-double of the season Sunday against the Thunder.
Analysis: Stephenson finished with 17 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds. Detlef Schrempf set the previous mark with four in 1992-93.
|Mar. 20 9:39 PM PT10:39 PM MT11:39 PM CT12:39 AM ET4:39 GMT12:39 9:39 PM MST11:39 PM EST8:39 UAE05:390:39 ET10:39 PM CT3:39 - Stephenson recorded his second straight 8-for-16 game, this time finishing with 21 points in Wednesday's loss to the Knicks.
Analysis: Though Stephenson has back-to-back games of 21-plus points, he was 3 for 13 from deep in those contests and is just 8 for 29 over his last five.
|Mar. 18 9:38 PM PT10:38 PM MT11:38 PM CT12:38 AM ET4:38 GMT12:38 9:38 PM MST11:38 PM EST8:38 UAE05:380:38 ET10:38 PM CT3:38 - Stephenson scored 25 in Monday's win over Philadelphia.
Analysis: Stephenson's shot has been wildly up and down lately, alternating 33.3 percent or worse shooting with 50.0 percent or better over his last six contests.
|Feb. 7 9:01 AM PT10:01 AM MT11:01 AM CT12:01 PM ET17:01 GMT1:01 10:01 AM MST12:01 PM EST21:01 UAE18:0112:01 ET11:01 AM CT15:01 - The Pacers were without Stephenson, and Danny Granger started against Portland on Friday.
Analysis: Stephenson, who has four triple-doubles this season, injured his lower back in Indiana's 89-85 win over Atlanta on Tuesday.
|Jan. 9 9:35 PM PT10:35 PM MT11:35 PM CT12:35 AM ET5:35 GMT13:35 10:35 PM MST12:35 AM EST9:35 UAE06:350:35 ET11:35 PM CT3:35 - A right knee contusion kept Stephenson out of the Pacers' loss at Atlanta on Wednesday.
Analysis: Consider him day-to-day.
|Jan. 8 10:01 PM PT11:01 PM MT12:01 AM CT1:01 AM ET6:01 GMT14:01 11:01 PM MST1:01 AM EST10:01 UAE07:011:01 ET12:01 AM CT4:01 - Lance Stephenson fell just short of his fourth triple double this season, finishing with 13 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists in a win against Toronto on Tuesday.
Analysis: Stephenson, who leads the league leader with three triple doubles this season, last recorded one on Dec. 22.
|Dec. 29 9:54 PM PT10:54 PM MT11:54 PM CT12:54 AM ET5:54 GMT13:54 10:54 PM MST12:54 AM EST9:54 UAE06:540:54 ET11:54 PM CT3:54 - Stephenson was 7 of 11 for 23 points in Saturday's win over Brooklyn.
Analysis: Stephenson punished the Nets in two meetings this week, totaling 49 points on 17-of-27 shooting.
|Dec. 24 10:26 PM PT11:26 PM MT12:26 AM CT1:26 AM ET6:26 GMT14:26 11:26 PM MST1:26 AM EST10:26 UAE07:261:26 ET12:26 AM CT4:26 - Stephenson scored a career-high 26 points in Monday's 103-86 win at Brooklyn.
Analysis: Stephenson, averaging 13.4 points, has now scored at least 20 in three of his last six games.
|Dec. 22 8:56 PM PT9:56 PM MT10:56 PM CT11:56 PM ET4:56 GMT12:56 9:56 PM MST11:56 PM EST8:56 UAE05:5623:56 ET10:56 PM CT2:56 - Stephenson recorded his NBA-leading third triple-double in Sunday's 106-79 win over Boston.
Analysis: Stephenson had 12 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. The Pacers are 17-1 when Stephenson dishes out at least four assists.
|Dec. 14 9:42 PM PT10:42 PM MT11:42 PM CT12:42 AM ET5:42 GMT13:42 10:42 PM MST12:42 AM EST9:42 UAE06:420:42 ET11:42 PM CT3:42 - Stephenson tallied 20 points and 11 rebounds in Friday's win over Charlotte.
Analysis: It was Stephenson's fourth double-double of the season.
|Nov. 28 9:40 PM PT10:40 PM MT11:40 PM CT12:40 AM ET5:40 GMT13:40 10:40 PM MST12:40 AM EST9:40 UAE06:400:40 ET11:40 PM CT3:40 - Stephenson had 15 points and 10 rebounds in Wednesday's 99-74 win at Charlotte.
Analysis: Stephenson continues to come up big for fantasy owners. He is averaging career highs in points (13.3), rebounds (6.3) and assists (4.9).
|Nov. 23 10:06 PM PT11:06 PM MT12:06 AM CT1:06 AM ET6:06 GMT14:06 11:06 PM MST1:06 AM EST10:06 UAE07:061:06 ET12:06 AM CT4:06 - Stephenson had 10 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists Friday in the Pacers' win over Boston.
Analysis: It was his second triple-double in his last five games after entering the season without one in his previous three seasons in the league.
|Nov. 3 10:09 PM PT11:09 PM MT12:09 AM CT1:09 AM ET6:09 GMT14:09 11:09 PM MST1:09 AM EST10:09 UAE07:091:09 ET12:09 AM CT4:09 - Stephenson has started strong for the Pacers, finishing with 22 points and hitting 5 of 7 from 3-point range in an 89-74 win over Cleveland on Saturday.
Analysis: Stephenson is averaging 19.0 points on 59.5 percent shooting through three games.