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Bulls and Hornets interested in Lance Stephenson

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Image courtesy of Matt Velazquez/Flickr.

Sources say the Charlotte Hornets and Chicago Bulls are two teams to keep an eye on in the Lance Stephenson sweepstakes.

The Hornets could offer Stephenson a lucrative contract, with the franchise only on the books for $42.6 million, in an effort to upgrade at shooting guard over Gerald Henderson.

Coach Steve Clifford molded the Hornets into a defensive force. Stephenson would enhance that force and provide another playmaker capable of getting his own shot off the dribble or creating for others, taking pressure off Kemba Walker in the process.

The Bulls are on the books for $63 million, but can amnesty Carlos Boozer’s $16.8 million salary to reduce that number to $46.2 million. Coach Tom Thibodeau loves defense, and Stephenson is one of the league’s best two-way players at shooting guard.  Sheridan Hoops

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