The Denver Nuggets want to bring Lance Stephenson to the Mile High City.
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The Nuggets are interested in trading for the polarizing shooting guard, according to a new report from RealGM.
"Behind Brian Shaw’s bond with Stephenson, the Denver Nuggets emerged as an interested suitor for him this season, league sources told RealGM."
Denver acquiring Stephenson would be an interesting move. The Nuggets desperately need to shake up their current core if they are to have any chance of doing significant winning anytime soon. Stephenson might be a head case, but there’s no denying he’s a great talent with potential.
However, despite the Nuggets’ interest, it doesn’t appear the team has a great chance of landing Stephenson; the Hornets want to keep Stephenson after reportedly being interested in moving him earlier this season.
"Stephenson has gotten a level of assurance from the Hornets about a continued partnership, and he’s reaffirmed teammates of his commitment, sources said."
Stephenson has struggled mightily in his first season with the Hornets, averaging 10.2 points on 38.6 percent shooting from the floor and 15.1 percent shooting from beyond the arc. With Lance playing poorly, the Hornets have won just 10 of their first 29 games after entering the season as a team many viewed as a lock to make the postseason.
Still, remaining patient on a talent like Lance is probably the right move and it appears that is what Charlotte is going to do.
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