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Photo: David Dow-Getty Images

The Charlotte Hornets and Los Angeles Clippers have agreed on a trade that will send Lance Stephenson to the Clippers in exchange for Matt Barnes and Spencer Hawes. Stephenson, who still has a year, as well as a team option left on his deal, will be returning to a contending team and will add another playmaker to the Clippers’ roster.

Stevenson’s time in Charlotte was very brief, lasting only one season. After the Clippers and Hornets had reportedly discussed a deal at the trade deadline, the two teams were able to agree on a deal before the NBA offseason officially begins. Matt Barnes was a key role player for the Clippers and has been known for his defense and ability to shoot the ball from the outside. Hawes, on the other hand, had been reduced to a limited role for Los Angeles, and played very sparingly for the team during the postseason.

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The Clippers will be hoping that the addition of Stephenson can get the team further in the playoffs, as they have not advanced past the second round since Doc Rivers took over as head coach. If Rivers can get Stephenson to play like he did in Indiana, then this trade might work out very well for the Clippers. The Hornets and Stephenson never really fit together, which made a trade seem inevitable. It is unknown if the Hornets will keep both players, but if they do, adding two veteran players should only help Charlotte as they try to get back into the playoffs. Right now, the Clippers seem like winners in this trade, but only time will tell if Stephenson works out in Los Angeles.

What do you think of the Lance Stephenson trade? Will he help the Clippers get back to the playoffs, or will he play like he did in Charlotte? Let us know what you think in the comments section below.

Colby Gatz covers the NBA for MFST, and you can follow him on Twitter @bostonfan_15

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