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Report: Timberwolves signing Lance Stephenson to 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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The Cavaliers reportedly narrowed their playmaker search to players willing to accept 10-day contracts, leaving Jordan Farmar and Lance Stephenson from their four-man workout. Farmar got the edge, though Cleveland hasn’t yet signed him.

As for Stephenson, he’s headed elsewhere.

Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports:

Given how much pressure LeBron James put on the Cavs to add a playmaker, there will be eyes on Stephenson. Did Cleveland correctly bypass him?

Stephenson could play in Minnesota, with Zach LaVine out for the year. But with the Timberwolves so far out of playoff position (4.5 games and five teams), it’s a curious fit. Minnesota president/coach Tom Thibodeau is trying to establish a culture in his first season, and Stephenson, while talented, has often brought attitude problems with him.

Still, it’s just a 10-day deal. What’s the worst that could happen?