Five Potential Lance Stephenson Trades

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Oct 10, 2014; Greenville, SC, USA; The new Charlotte Hornets logo on the back of the warm ups prior to the game against the Washington Wizards at Bon Secours Wellness Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

The Charlotte Hornets trade Lance Stephenson to the Washington Wizards for Martell Webster.

Martell Webster is owed roughly $5M next year, and then another $5M the season after that. Webster has come out and publicly acknowledged that when his contract is up, he will most likely retire from professional basketball due to his problematic back injuries.

Webster has had three different back surgeries, and played in only 32 games this year as a back-up guard for the Washington Wizards. Webster shot a miserable 23.3% from behind the arc, although he only had 43 attempts. It was also not that long ago that Webster  hit 42% of his threes, and was signed to a nice four-year, $22M contract.

2012-13 10.4 .442 5.4 .422 3.2 .848 4.8 2.3 14.2
2013-14 9.8 .433 6.2 .392 2.1 .840 3.7 1.6 12.7
2014-15 9.3 .264 4.4 .233 6.5 .750 4.7 1.7 10.8
Career 10.5 .418 5.3 .382 2.9 .791 4.7 1.5 13.1

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Webster might never make it back to that point, but it is still possible that he could be a useful depth player for the next two years. Certainly it is more likely that Webster regains his shooting touch than Lance Stephenson.

The Wizards are currently in the playoffs, and will probably advance into the second round. It is possible they could look at Stephenson as a wild-card type of player capable of winning a playoff game. Given their depth at the shooting guard and small forward position, if Stephenson flames out again, they will not be hurt too badly, especially given that his contract can be terminated at the end of next season.

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