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Report: Minnesota to sign Lance Stephenson to second 10-day contract

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ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 18: Lance Stephenson #5 of the New Orleans Pelicans drives against Kyle Korver #26 of the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on October 18, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia. NOTE TO USER User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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Lance Stephenson went through his first 10-day contract with the Timberwolves back in February, but they were slow to sign him to a second one as he recovered from a grade 2 ankle sprain.

Looks like he is getting right and the Timberwolves are ready to take a longer look at the swingman, reports Chris Haynes of ESPN.

Stephenson played in four games for Minnesota, averaging 4.3 points per game off the bench. It was a good enough performance that Tom Thibodeau wants to take a longer look.

Minnesota is holding out longshot playoff hopes — they are 3.5 games out of the eighth seed with 20 games to play — and if Stephenson can help with that desperate push they may sign him on the cheap for the rest of the season. But he doesn’t seem to have a long-term future with the Timberwolves.