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Monday, October 27, 2014

Hornets Injury Update: Lance Stephenson is hopeful for Monday's practice


By on 10/27/2014 06:00:00 AM

The Charlotte Hornets open the 2014-2015 regular season on Wednesday against the Milwaukee Bucks following a 3-5 preseason. Looking to improve upon a 43-39 record from last season, the Hornets added shooting guard Lance Stephenson to the roster, who had the best season of his young career last year with the Indiana Pacers. Although bothered with a groin injury, he's hopeful for today's practice and the season opener.

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Rotoworld.com reported that Stephenson's groin injury isn't serious and he should be able to return to practice today. It's likely that he's been rested simply as a precautionary measure to ensure that he'll start the regular season at 100 percent. Stephenson could be an important piece to the puzzle this season, being that he is effective in scoring, rebounding and assists.

Stephenson is in his fifth NBA season and first with the Hornets. He averaged 13.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 4.6 assists in 78 games with the Pacers last season. The 24-year-old out of Cincinnati has career averages of 9.1 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 210 games.


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