Saturday, October 01, 2016

NBA Trade Rumors: Lance Stephenson for Miami Heat?

NBA Trade Rumors: Lance Stephenson for Miami Heat?

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After Dwyane Wade’s controversial exit from Miami Heat, NBA trade rumors that Heat is looking at Lance Stephenson to fill Wade’s shoes. While Miami Heat was on an acquiring spree, their shooting guard position still needs work.

As the pool of available shooting guards on free agency is getting smaller, Miami Heat should start looking to former Indiana Pacers player Lance Stephenson. His past season with the Memphis Grizzlies only had him creating 14.2 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. His shooting also needs improvement but when push comes to shove, NBA trade rumors that Lance Stephenson is the most viable option for Heat.

While Lance’s past season is less than stellar, his Indiana Pacers stint showed he has th potential to be a playmaker. However, the flitting switches he witnessed before his Memphis Grizzlies stint left Stephenson in an unending lurch. Lance ended confused and disappointed after being passed from one team to another.

Lance signed with the Charlotte Hornets, after which he was traded to Los Angeles Clippers. The Clippers then sent him packing to the Memphis Grizzlies.

If Miami Heat does sign Lance Stephenson, both sides will have to forget their bitter past. Lance Stephenson is best known for his on-court rivalry with LeBron James. He had great potential in upsetting LeBron James years ago but his performance quickly went downhill after he signed up with Charlotte Hornets.

Lance Stephenson is a lucrative free agent waiting for his potential to be harnessed back into something again.

While Miami Heat has lost Dwyane Wade, they could do with an affordable option like Lance Stephenson. Never mind the past insults hurled back and forth. Both sides need to let bygones be bygones.

Miami Heat needs to lock Lance Stephenson down before the Indiana Pacers swoop down on their former potential playmaker. NBA trade rumors that the Pacers may be on the shooting guard, too. At 25, Lance Stephenson has everything the Miami Heat needs to launch a successful campaign next season. From defending to offensive playmaking, he has all the potential Miami Heat can work with. If Stephenson wants a stable home, Miami Heat can provide that and more to bring him back on the path to glory.