It’s unsurprising Stephen didn’t find a robust market in NBA free agency this summer.
It’s also not shocking the talented and exuberant wing received a solid payday overseas.
Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports:
Free agent guard Lance Stephenson has reached a one-year, $4 million agreement with Liaoning of the Chinese Basketball Association, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) August 1, 2019
Stephenson comes out ahead financially. His NBA minimum is $2,331,593 for the full season. It was hard to see him getting more than that domestically.
The 28-year-old might even return to the NBA when the Chinese season ends in the spring.
With his all-around game, he could put big numbers there.