Guess who's back?
Lance is back.
Tell a friend.
After sitting out the past 14 games recovering from a pelvic strain, it sounds like Lance Stephenson should return to the Charlotte Hornets' lineup for Wednesday night's game against the San Antonio Spurs.
Looks like Lance Stephenson will play Wednesday versus Spurs— Rick Bonnell (@rick_bonnell) January 13, 2015
The news will most likely be met with a mixed response, as Charlotte has gone 9-5 without Stephenson and is playing its best ball of the year. Heck, one of the team's lineups is officially among the best defensive ones in the Association, the ball movement is light years ahead of where it was before Stephenson went out, and the players look like they finally trust each other.
But, those who have said that Stephenson should be used off the bench in more of a sixth man role will be happy, as it sounds like that that will be the case, at least initially.
Lance Stephenson said he anticipates coming off the bench Wednesday, and he's fine with that.— Rick Bonnell (@rick_bonnell) January 13, 2015
Prior to the injury, Stephenson was averaging 10.2 points, 6.8 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game with a shooting split of 38.6/15.1/63.5.
What do you think? Is it good news that Stephenson is returning to the lineup now that the team seems to have put things together? Should Stephenson be used more in a sixth man role than as a starter?