Just another uneventful year in Los Angeles...
August 1, 2019, 11:41 amLance StephensonSG, Los Angeles Lakers
Lance Stephenson has agreed to a one-year deal with Liaoning.
Stephenson will head to China and make a cool $4 million, much more than he would've earned in the NBA. Born Ready has floundered at every NBA stop that isn't Indiana, and it's not too surprising that his market was extremely cool. We should hear Stephenson's name pop up on the mid-season market but there won't be any fantasy impact.
Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter
April 10, 2019, 1:21 amLance StephensonG, Los Angeles Lakers
Lance Stephenson didn’t leave the bench in Tuesday’s season finale against the Blazers.
From a fantasy perspective, Stephenson was just in the way this year. His presence chipped away at minutes for more intriguing options and when he missed 10 games in an 11-game stretch with a left toe sprain in March it really helped open things up for Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Alex Caruso to produce. Born Ready had the typical shenanigans and popcorn lines, finishing his season with the Lakers as a top-280/310 per-game value in 8/9-cat leagues. He did finish inside the top-250 in total value if that does anything for you.
April 6, 2019, 1:04 amLance StephensonG, Los Angeles Lakers
Lance Stephenson did not leave the bench in Friday's win over the Clippers.
He's been a low-end play over his last five games with the wind knocked out of his sails ever since the Lakers were edged out of playoff contention. He's going through the motions at this point, so it's best to look elsewhere for more, say, "inspired" play.
April 1, 2019, 1:25 amLance StephensonG, Los Angeles Lakers
Lance Stephenson drew a start on Sunday evening but was a major letdown for fantasy owners, logging only 16 minutes and going 0-for-7 from the field in a scoreless outing.
As we said following Lance's nice game on Friday, "He's got a terrible stat set and is more likely to tank your shooting than help you anywhere else, but if you want to rock with Born Ready this looks like your best chance. Good luck." His terrible stat set was on full display and he tanked your shooting. The LeBron shutdown gives him a sliver of opportunity but this isn't a situation for the faint of heart.
March 30, 2019, 1:24 amLance StephensonG, Los Angeles Lakers
Lance Stephenson picked up a season-high 13 rebounds on Friday night, also scoring 14 points with three 3-pointers in 29 minutes.
Stephenson has now played 25 or more minutes in the last four games since returning from a toe sprain, and with Josh Hart done for the year it might continue through the finish line. He's got a terrible stat set and is more likely to tank your shooting than help you anywhere else, but if you want to rock with Born Ready this looks like your best chance. Good luck.
March 28, 2019, 1:26 amLance StephensonG, Los Angeles Lakers
Lance Stephenson started for LeBron James on Wednesday and scored 10 points with five assists and two steals on 3-of-11 shooting in a blowout loss to the Jazz.
Although he may have seemed appealing for DFS streaming, Stephenson did not take advantage of his starting opportunity. He can be used for assists in deep leagues, but unless you are desperate for assists he can be left on the wire.
March 27, 2019, 10:31 pmLance StephensonG, Los Angeles Lakers
Lance Stephenson will be inserted into the starting lineup in Wednesday's game vs. the Jazz
He was already looking at an extended role in the offense tonight with LeBron out, and now he'll have an early opportunity to get more playing time by starting this one out. He could be a decent source for points and dimes in this one.
Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter
March 27, 2019, 9:42 pmLance StephensonG, Los Angeles Lakers
Lance Stephenson is available for Wednesday's game against the Jazz
Stephenson should get some more opportunities with LeBron shelved. He could be a source for some points and assists as a streaming option.
Source: Dave McMenamin on Twitter
March 27, 2019, 9:28 pmLance StephensonG, Los Angeles Lakers
Lance Stephenson is expected to play on Wednesday against the Jazz.
There were some doubts that Stephenson would sit out the second night of back-to-back, but he's all clear for this one. He will see more opportunities handling the ball with LeBron out, and is on the radar as a deep-league stream.
Source: Mike Trudell on Twitter
March 27, 2019, 1:12 amLance StephensonG, Los Angeles Lakers
Lance Stephenson scored seven points on 3-of-7 shooting with 10 rebounds, five assists, one steal and one trey in 25 minutes off the bench on Tuesday against the Wizards.
Stephenson's stat set is popcorn heavy and he hasn't put anything together in fantasy leagues this season. As the Lakers plunge further into the tank, it's possible he sneaks away with some production but it's not a safe bet, either.
March 23, 2019, 1:04 amLance StephensonG, Los Angeles Lakers
Lance Stephenson (left toe sprain) was available but did not play in Friday's game with the Nets.
Stepheson's absence from the rotation leaves things a bit cleaner for any fantasy owners who want to pick at the Lakers' carcass.
March 22, 2019, 10:22 pmLance StephensonG, Los Angeles Lakers
Lance Stephenson (left toe sprain) will play on Friday vs. the Kings while Mike Muscala (sore right ankle) will not.
It’ll be nice for Lakers’ fans to see Stephenson strumming his air guitar but he can be left on the wire as long as LeBron James is still active. We’ll see if Moritz Wagner can get some extra run with Muscala out.
Source: Kyle Goon on Twitter
March 21, 2019, 6:47 pmLance StephensonG, Los Angeles Lakers
Lance Stephenson (left toe sprain) is questionable to play on Friday against the Nets.
Stephenson has sat the last five and there's been almost no change in the fantasy landscape, unless you're going to count a sliver of Alex Caruso's playing time as coming at Stephenson's expense.
Source: NBA Injury Report
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