Per Yahoo’s Chris Haynes, Lance Stephenson is heading to the Chinese Basketball Association on a one-year deal for $4 million. Stephenson will be joining the franchise known as Liaoning, who play in the city of Shenyang in the Liaoning province.
Stephenson was the 40th-overall pick in the 2010 draft. Since then, he played for the Indiana Pacers, Charlotte Hornets, Los Angeles Clippers, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Pelicans, Minnesota Timberwolves, and the Los Angeles Lakers in a nine-year span.
Stephenson has appeared in 508 NBA regular season games, averaging 8.6 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 2.9 assists in 23.4 minutes played per game. Stephenson also has appeared in 57 playoff games and averaged 11.1 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 3.2 assists in 30.5 minutes played per game.
In Liaoning, Stephenson will join former NBA players Brandon Bass and Lester Hudson. Bass has played for the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets, Dallas Mavericks, Orlando Magic, Boston Celtics, Lakers, and the Clippers. Hudson has played for the Celtics, Grizzlies, Washington Wizards, Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Clippers