Report: Clippers and Hornets agree in principle to Lance Stephenson trade
Earlier on Monday, multiple reports indicated that the Hornets and Clippers were discussing a trade that would send talented but erratic swingman Lance Stephenson to Los Angeles in exchange for Spencer Hawes and Matt Barnes. Now, ESPN.com’s Marc Stein is reporting that the teams have agreed to the deal and it’s on track to get done tonight.
Hearing that Clippers and Hornets have agreed in principle on a Lance Stephenson trade and on course to proceed with trade call tonight— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) June 16, 2015
By all indications, there are no picks involved in the trade, just an agreement to swap one bad contract for another. This is a swing for the fences for the Clippers — if Stephenson pans out, he gives them a dynamic wing defender.