Five Potential Lance Stephenson Trades

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 The Charlotte Hornets trade Lance Stephenson to the Boston Celtics for Gerald Wallace.

OK, yeah, Gerald Wallace sucks. Wallace, in his 14th year in the NBA, and turning 33 soon, is no longer a good player. Wallace was never able to transition his game from being an energy/hustle player who drove to the basket with reckless abandon into someone who could reliably knock down an outside shot.

In his career, Wallace hits just 31.2% of his three point attempts, but 46.9% overall. That 46.9% has been steadily declining with his advancing age, going from a career-high 53.8% in 2005-06 to just 41.2% in 2014-15. He is still a positive force on defense, with defensive plus/minus of plus 2.6.

He can also still rebound well, grabbing 7.6 boards per 36 minutes. More interesting, would be that Wallace would come back to Charlotte after having seven productive seasons with the Bobcats. Wallace was an All-Star with the team, and was a fan favorite. In fact, the venom lobbed at team management when Wallace was traded to the Portland Trailblazers was some of the most biting the city has seen.

So while Wallace may not make a huge impact on the court, perhaps a reunion between a player who once symbolized the return of basketball to Charlotte and the franchise who unceremoniously dumped him could give the next season some good vibes.

Even more, perhaps Wallace’s leadership and heart could inspire this team to play themselves back into the playoffs. If nothing else, the fans would much rather pay Wallace to play poorly and sit on the bench than do the same for Lance Stephenson.

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