NBA Report: Nets & Hornets Discussing Lance Stephenson & Joe Johnson Trade

The Brooklyn Nets were recently trying to bring in hometown player Lance Stephenson.  He hasn’t been playing so well since leaving the Indiana Pacers and signing with the Hornets so Charlotte is also eager to get a deal done.  The Nets however were unable to find a practical solution in unloading center Brook Lopez and couldn’t come to an agreement on a three-team trade despite discussing options with several teams.  They put a hold on talks and now reportedly have a new solution; to move struggling guard Joe Johnson in the deal.

NBA: Damn Pacers Players Don’t Want to Trade With Hornets to Bring Lance Stephenson Back

Lance Stephenson’s time with the Charlotte Hornets, albeit short so far, is not going well.  The Hornets have reportedly put him on the trade block and his former team the Indiana Pacers are said to be one of the suitors.  With their star player Paul George out for the season, they could desperately use the help so it seems like a perfect fit for him to return except… players on the Pacers reportedly don’t want him back!

NBA: So This Is the Real Reason the Hornets Want to Trade Lance Stephenson?

Reports surfaced that the Charlotte Hornets want to trade Lance Stephenson after just 20 games.  Stephenson was the Hornets big free agent signing this offseason and he was supposed to help solidify them as a contender in the Eastern Conference.  They showed a lot of promise last season and many thought the addition of Stephenson would help put them up there with the best.  Unfortunately it hasn’t worked out that way.  The Hornets are currently 8-19 in the 12th spot in the Eastern Conference.  Stephenson’s production has been relatively low and many thought that’s why the Hornets are ready to trade him but it turns out there’s more to it.

NBA: Charlotte Hornets Already Trying to Trade Lance Stephenson

Starting today players who signed a contract in July are now eligible to be traded.  Lance Stephenson is one of those players and the Charlotte Hornets have already been busy working the phones, trying to find options.  It’s just been 23 games into the season but the Hornets are ready to part with the talented but enigmatic guard and trade Lance Stephenson.

(Video) Flop Or Nah? Rajon Rondo Drops Lance Stephenson With Elbow To Face

Rajon Rondo dropped Lance Stephenson with a MEAN elbow in tonight’s Celtics vs. Hornets game. While the Charlotte Hornets hosted the game and got the W against the Celtics, the Boston guard took a little more than that from Stephenson with a very uncalled for elbow! Footage on the play after the jump…

(Video) NBA: Lance Stephenson Takes Flopping to a New Level & Slaps Himself in the Face!

There’s two things Lance Stephenson is especially good at, flopping and doing something that goes viral.  Last night he did both and achieved the true status of Flop King.

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