Report: Minnesota to sign Lance Stephenson to second 10-day contract
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.
Minnesota Timberwolves to sign wing Lance Stephenson to a second 10-day contract on Wednesday, league sources tell ESPN.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) March 8, 2017
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.