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How Lance Stephenson Fits With the Pelicans After Signing 1-Year Deal

After fearing that he might not be in the NBA this season, Lance Stephenson has agree to a one-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans.

Stephenson had reportedly considered taking his talents to China and he still may end up overseas, as Pro Basketball Talk is reporting that Lance may not have a guaranteed deal.

How Stephenson will fit in with the Pelicans is anybody’s guess.

Stephenson has struggled since leaving the Indiana Pacers, was awful with the Los Angeles Clippers for the first half of last season, but saved his career after a trade to the Memphis Grizzlies as he regained his sixth man niche, averaging 14.2 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.8 assists per contest in 26 games.

New Orleans has some good talent, but they can’t stay healthy as an organization, and Stephenson could be presented with the opportunity to become a huge cog in their system.

Alvin Gentry knows he can start Lance or bring him the bench, with the luxury of having Stephenson play multiple positions.

-- Glenn Erby

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