The move comes after LeBron James had no problem with the Cavaliers signing Stephenson, who along with Kirk Hinrich, Jordan Farmar and Mario Chalmers, participated in Cleveland's open audition for a playmaker off the bench. Nonetheless, it looks like Stephenson heading to the Wolves.
From The Vertical's Shams Charnia:
Lance Stephenson is signing a 10-day contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves, league sources tell The Vertical.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 7, 2017
While Minnesota is filling a roster spot left vacant by LaVine's season-ending injury, it's unlikely Stephenson will play a major role, though he provides depth and playmaking off the bench.
Stephenson has had a whirlwind career since his breakout year with the Indiana Pacers in 2014. He had a dismal year with the Hornets and then was traded to the Los Angeles Clippers, who shipped him to the Memphis Grizzlies. Stephenson played well in Memphis but was not re-signed and ended up competing for a roster spot in training camp with the New Orleans Pelicans before groin injury ended his time there.