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Trade Grades: Clippers get Stephenson from Hornets

The Deal

Clippers get: Guard/forward Lance Stephenson

Hornets get: Forward Matt Barnes and center Spencer Hawes


Los Angeles Clippers: D

Here's the good news for the Clippers: Trading for Lance Stephenson carries almost no long-term risk. If he flops next season, L.A. can merely turn down his 2016-17 team option and walk away having shed the final two seasons of Hawes' contract.