Last week it was reported that the Hornets, fed up with their disappointing start to the season, were willing to trade everyone on their roster except Kemba Walker and Al Jefferson and according to the RealGM, 4-5 teams have expressed interest in the fiery shooting guard.
Lance Stephenson has garnered fresh trade inquiries into the Charlotte Hornets’ front office recently and wouldn’t be opposed to a potential move to the Brooklyn Nets, but hopes to remain part of and succeed in his partnership with the Hornets, league sources told RealGM.
Four to five NBA teams have shown an interest to the Hornets on Stephenson, but no deal is imminent, Stephenson has made clear his desire to help propel a turnaround and both sides believe there’s still time to salvage a productive relationship and run with the franchise, sources told RealGM.
Stephenson has struggled this season, presumably trying to adjust to Steve Clifford’s system, but the Hornets have won 2 in a row and put talks on hold for the time being.
As we all know, winning cures all, so I expected the trade speculation will be muted as long as Charlotte continues to improve. Pulling the trigger this soon on Stephenson would be a mistake anyway.