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Hornets reach deal with Pacers guard Stephenson

Published July 16, 2014 5:50 pm

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Lance Stephenson is bringing his swag to Charlotte.

The controversial shooting guard has agreed to a $27 million, three-year deal with the Hornets, according to a person familiar with the contract. The deal includes a team option for the third season.

Stephenson wrote on Twitter: "Indy, I had a great 4 years. Thank you Larry Bird, the fans, my coaches and teammates for the incredible experience. I will never forget any of you! I now have to look to the next phase of my career and the wonderful opportunity to continue to grow as a player and as a person in Charlotte! I'm excited to play for this franchise and the fans!! (hash)buzzcity."

Around the league

Suns • Free agent Anthony Tolliver has agreed to a two-year, $6 million contract — but only $400,000 of the second year of the contract is guaranteed. The 6-foot-8 forward averaged 6.1 points and 2.6 rebounds in 64 games last season with Charlotte.

Thunder • Oklahoma City has signed free-agent guard Anthony Morrow. The deal is for three years and $10 million, according to Morrow's agent. Morrow has career averages of 10.4 points and 2.5 rebounds per game in six NBA seasons.