Wolves Sign Lance Stephenson to G-League Contract

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The Minnesota Timberwolves, who return to play tonight after a couple days off, are the best team in the NBA, thanks to one of the league’s deepest rosters.

Iowa Wolves sign Lance Stephenson to G-League Contract

In theory, that should make the Iowa Wolves, Minnesota’s G-League affiliate, a good team too. But, that has not been the case through 12 G-League games. Instead, they sit near the bottom of the Central Division standings with a poultry 3-9 record.

So right away this week, the Wolves front office decided to shake things up a little bit, signing one of the all-time NBA agitators and former Minnesota Timberwolf, Lance Stephenson, to a G-League contract.

Stephenson hasn’t played in 3 of the last 4 NBA seasons, so many probably don’t know that he just turned 33-years-old. Back in 2016-17, Stephenson was brought in mid-season by Tom Thibodeau. He played a memorable 6 games, averaging 3.5 points and 1.7 rebounds in 11.2 minutes per game.

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Stephenson takes aim at deep Minnesota Timberwolves roster

I’d imagine trying to fix the Iowa Wolves’ locker room isn’t his final goal in the organization. That’s probably mission one of a plan that Stephenson hopes will land him on the Timberwolves NBA roster, where he can help provide veteran depth, attitude and deep-run playoff experience.

We’ll see if Lance has anything left in the tank but I don’t really see a downsign to this signing, from a Minnesota Timberwolves standpoint.

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