CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets have traded guard Lance Stephenson to the Los Angeles Clippers for center Spencer Hawes and forward Matt Barnes.
The Hornets gave up on Stephenson after signing him to a three-year, $27 million contract extension.
It was evident early on that Stephenson wasn’t a good fit in Charlotte. He played in 61 games and started 25. His 3-point shooting percentage was the worst in NBA history. He averaged 8.2 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.9 assists in 25.8 minutes.
He missed 19 games due to injury.
Hornets general manager Rich Cho says Stephenson was a “consummate professional” during his time in Charlotte.
Cho says in a release that Hawes gives the team a big man who provides outside shooting and brings flexibility on offense, while Barnes brings some needed experience.
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