After a couple of years away from the league, the NBA is getting a return from an unsuspecting face.
Stephenson is getting the possibility with the Hawks as a part of the NBA’s new hardship contract program, permitting groups scuffling with COVID-19 outbreaks to signal short-term alternative gamers to proceed enjoying video games.
It’s been over two years since Stephenson final suited up for an NBA workforce, enjoying 68 video games with the Los Angeles Lakers within the 2018-19 season and averaging 7.2 factors per recreation within the course of.
Nonetheless, Stephenson is an NBA vet, having performed 508 profession video games with seven totally different NBA groups. Most will keep in mind Stephenson for his six seasons spent with the Indiana Pacers, the place he averaged 9.1 factors, 4.6 rebounds, and three.1 assists per recreation.
If Stephenson suites up for the Hawks throughout his 10-day contract, that can make Atlanta the eighth totally different franchise he’s performed for in his profession.
The Hawks have been harm onerous by the league’s well being and security protocols, with Trae Young, Clint Capela, and Danilo Gallinari all at the moment unavailable.