Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Lance Stephenson Signing 10-Day With Minnesota Timberwolves
Former Brooklyn Lincoln High School star Lance Stephenson is expected to sign a 10-day contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves, league sources told ZAGSBLOG.
The news was first reported by Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports.
Stephenson, a one-and-done out of Cincinnati who is New York State’s all-time leading scorer, also worked out for the Cleveland Cavaliers, who are looking for a playmaker.
The 6-foot-5 Stephenson was originally signed by New Orleans on Sept. 14. In six games this season, he averaged 9.7 points, 4.8 assists and 3.3 rebounds in 27.0 minutes per game. The Pelicans released him in November to sign Archie Goodwin after Stephenson suffered a groin injury.
Stephenson has since undergone surgery on the groin.
Minnesota (19-33) is among the worst teams in the Western Conference despite featuring reigning NBA Rookie of the Year Karl-Anthony Towns, the former Kentucky star and New Jersey native. The team just lost Zach LaVine for the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.