Lance Stephenson Waived by Pelicans After Groin Injury

November 7th, 2016 by Timothy Rapp Leave a reply »

The New Orleans Pelicans announced they have waived guard Lance Stephenson after he suffered a groin injury that's expected to sideline him six to 10 weeks following surgery.

Shams Charania of The Vertical and Marc Stein of ESPN first reported the decision.

However, according to Stein, the Pelicans will "participate fully in Lance Stephenson's injury rehab and told him they're open to re-signing him once healed."

Stein offered more context on why the Pelicans ultimately chose to release the guard:

Matt Barnes of the Sacramento Kings saw things differently, however, putting the Pelicans on blast for their decision. He wrote on Instagram:

So my man Lance Stephenson busts his ass for the Pelicans, gets hurt, requires surgery & what does he get for his hard work??? WAIVED SMFH Something fans have to understand is y'all get mad when players leave during free agency or hold out for money.. We have to do what's best for US, we have a small window to make as much money as we can.. Remember this is a BUSINESS when you can no longer serve your purp ...

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