Another free agent surprise: Lance Stephenson to Charlotte

Another free agent surprise: Lance Stephenson to Charlotte

Posted by mikemcgraw on Wed, 07/16/2014 - 08:31

Already the defending champs in the East lost their best player when LeBron James returned to Cleveland.

Now the team that lost in the Eastern Conference finals has lost a starter. Indiana shooting guard Lance Stephenson reportedly agreed to join the Charlotte Hornets for $27 million over three years.

There were reports the Pacers offered Stephenson a similar annual salary over four seasons, but for some reason, the two sides couldn't agree.

It's tough to say how much this move helps the Hornets. They're looking at a guard rotation of Stephenson, Kemba Walker and Gerald Henderson. The front line has Al Jefferson, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Cody Zeller, rookie Noah Vonleh and free-agent addition Marvin Williams. Oh, and Bismack Biyombo if he ever becomes a player.

Is that group ready to step up from seventh place in the East? Maybe.

For the Pacers, they probably needed to shake things up a little after the last year's stumble to the finish. Right now, though, Indiana is looking at a starting backcourt of George Hill and C.J. Miles. That doesn't sound good.

(Updated through 12:30 a.m. Thursday with Rodney Stuckey to Pacers and more)

2014 NBA free agents

Restricted
Greg Monroe, PF, Pistons
Eric Bledsoe, PG, Suns
Kevin Seraphin, PF, Wizards
Mike Scott, SF, Hawks
Jae Crowder, SF, Mavs

Point guards
Ramon Sessions, PG, Bucks
Jameer Nelson, PG, Magic
Aaron Brooks, PG, Nuggets
Garrett Temple, PG, Wizards
Leandro Barbosa, PG, Suns
Ish Smith, PG, Suns
Mike James, PG, Bulls

Scorers
Ray Allen, SG, Heat
Evan Turner, SG, Pacers
Mo Williams, SG, Blazers
Jordan Crawford, SG, Warriors
Toney Douglas, SG, Heat
James Anderson, SG, Sixers
MarShon Brooks, SG, Lakers
Xavier Henry, SG, Lakers
Jannero Pargo, SG, Hornets
Jimmer Fredette, SG, Bulls
Francisco Garcia, SG, Rockets
Shelvin Mack, SG, Hawks
E'Twaun Moore, SG, Magic

Wings
Shawn Marion, SF, Mavs
Michael Beasley, SF, Heat
Jordan Hamilton, SF, Rockets
Al Harrington, SF, Wizards
Wesley Johnson, SF, Lakers
Al Farouq Aminu, SF, Pelicans
Jan Vesely, PF, Nuggets
Rasual Butler, SF, Pacers
Chris Singleton, SF, Wizards
Charlie Villanueva, SF, Pistons
Chris Douglas Roberts, SF, Hornets
Othyus Jeffers, SG, Timberwolves
Doron Lamb, SG, Magic
Hedo Turkoglu, SF, Clippers
Metta World Peace, SF, Knicks
Lamar Odom, SF, Knicks
Ronnie Brewer, SF, Bulls

Big men
Andray Blatche, PF, Nets
Ekpe Udoh, PF, Bucks
Elton Brand, PF, Hawks
Glen Davis, PF, Clippers
Jermaine O'Neal, C, Warriors
Nazr Mohammed, C, Bulls
Drew Gooden, C, Wizards
Byron Mullens, C, Sixers
Gustavo Ayon, PF, Hawks
Jared Cunningham, PF, Timberwolves
D.J. White, PF, Hornets
Ryan Hollins, C, Clippers
Bernard James, C, Mavs
Greg Oden, C, Heat
Andrew Bynum, C, Pacers
Jason Collins, C, Nets
Lou Amundson, PF, Bulls

(These transactions are reported agreements)
PG Steve Blake signs with BLAZERS for two years, $4.2 million
C Chris Kaman signs with BLAZERS for two years, $10 million
PG Jerryd Bayless signs with BUCKS for unknown
PF Pau Gasol signs with BULLS for three years, $22 million
PG Kirk Hinrich re-signs with BULLS for two years, $5.3 million
PF Nikola Mirotic signs with BULLS for three years, $17 million
SF LeBron James signs with CAVS for two years, $42 million
SG James Jones signs with CAVS for one year, $1.4 million
SG Mike Miller signs with CAVS for two years, $5.5 million
SG Avery Bradley re-signs with CELTICS for four years, $32 million
PG Jordan Farmar signs with CLIPPERS for two years, $4.2 million
C Spencer Hawes signs with CLIPPERS for four years, $23 million
SG Vince Carter signs with the GRIZZLIES for three years, $12 million
PG Beno Udrih re-signs with GRIZZLIES for two years, $4.2 million
SG Kent Bazemore signs with HAWKS for two years, $4.2 million
SG Thabo Sefolosha signs with HAWKS for three years, $12 million
PF Chris Andersen re-signs with HEAT for unknown
PF Chris Bosh re-signs with HEAT for five years, $118 million
PG Mario Chalmers re-signs with HEAT for two years, $8.3 million
SF Luol Deng signs with HEAT for two years, $20 million
SF Danny Granger signs with HEAT for two years, $4.2 million
PF Udonis Haslem re-signs with HEAT for two years, $5.8 million
PF Josh McRoberts signs with HEAT for four years, $23 million
SG Dwyane Wade re-signs with HEAT for two years, $31 million
PG Brian Roberts signs with HORNETS for two years, $5.5 million
SG Lance Stephenson signs with HORNETS for three years, $27 million
SF Marvin Williams signs with HORNETS for two years, $14 million
PF Trevor Booker signs with JAZZ for two years, $10 million
SF Gordon Hayward re-signs with JAZZ for four years, $63 million
PG Darren Collison signs with KINGS for three years, $16 million
C Cole Aldrich re-signs with KNICKS, unknown
SF Carmelo Anthony re-signs with KNICKS for five years, $124 million
PF Jason Smith signs with KNICKS for one year, $3.3 million
PF Ed Davis signs with LAKERS for two years, $2 million
PF Jordan Hill re-signs with LAKERS for two years, $18 million
SG Nick Young re-signs with LAKERS for four years, $21.5 million
PF Channing Frye signs with MAGIC for four years, $32 million
SG Ben Gordon signs with MAGIC for two years, $9 million
PG Luke Ridnour signs with MAGIC for unknown
PG Devin Harris re-signs with MAVS for three years, $9 million
SF Richard Jefferson signs with MAVS for one year, $1.4 million
SF Rashard Lewis signs with MAVS for one year, $1.4 million
PF Dirk Nowitzki re-signs with MAVS for three years, $25 million
SF Chandler Parsons signs offer sheet from MAVS for three yeats, $15 million
SG Alan Anderson re-signs with NETS for two years, $2.6 million
C Lavoy Allen re-signs with PACERS for unknown
SG C.J. Miles signs with PACERS for four years, $18 million
SG Rodney Stuckey signs with PACERS for one year, unknown
SG John Salmons signs with PELICANS for unknown
PG D.J. Augustin signs with PISTONS for two years, $6 million
SF Caron Butler signs with PISTONS for two years, $9 million
C Aaron Gray signs with PISTONS for one year, unknown
SF Cartier Martin signs with PISTONS for one year, unknown
SG Jodie Meeks signs with PISTONS for three years, $19 million
SF James Johnson signs with RAPTORS for two years, $5 million
PG Kyle Lowry re-signs with RAPTORS for four years, $48 million
PF Patrick Patterson re-signs with RAPTORS for three years, $18 million
PG Greivis Vasquez re-signs with RAPTORS for two years, $13 million
PF Jeff Adrien signs with ROCKETS for two years, unknown
SF Trevor Ariza signs with ROCKETS for four years, $32 million
SG Troy Daniels re-signs with ROCKETS for unknown
C Joey Dorsey signs with ROCKETS for two years, unknown
SF Matt Bonner re-signs with SPURS for one year, $1.4 million
SF Boris Diaw re-signs with SPURS for three years, $22 million
PG Patty Mills re-signs with SPURS for three years, $12 million
PG Isaiah Thomas sign-and-trade to SUNS for four years, $27 million
SF Anthony Tolliver signs with SUNS for two years, $6 million
SF P.J. Tucker re-signs with SUNS for three years, $16.5 million
SG Anthony Morrow signs with THUNDER for three years, $10 million
SG Shaun Livingston signs with WARRIORS for three years, $16 million
SG Brandon Rush signs with WARRIORS for two years, unknown
PF DeJuan Blair signs with WIZARDS for three years, $6 million
C Marcin Gortat re-signs with WIZARDS for five years, $60 million
PF Kris Humphries signs with WIZARDS for three years, $13 million
SF Paul Pierce signs with WIZARDS for two years, $11 million

PG Nando de Colo signs with CSKA Moscow, unknown

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