Lance Stephenson Reveals Plans For 2023-24

One of the NBA's most entertaining players, Lance Stephenson, who last played in 2022, has made his intentions quite clear for the coming season: He wants back in, and he wants to do it in his hometown: the Big Apple.

Stephenson, entering his age-33 season, made a successful comeback once before in the 2021-22 season, playing the last 40 games in his 3rd stint with the Indiana Pacers. But wasn't asked back last year. He's been playing in Puerto Rico to get his hoops fill in the meantime.

Now, he has his sights set on the New York Knicks and/or the Brooklyn Nets as to where he'd like to land for the coming season. "Either one would do," said the player who earned his basketball chops on the streets of NYC. 

“I definitely miss the NBA now that I am playing in Puerto Rico. I did not want to leave," Stephenson told the New York Post. "So my goal right now is to get back in there and show them that I am born ready." That, of course, is his nickname, earned playing New York street-ball.

In his 10 NBA seasons, Stephenson is known as much for blowing in LeBron James' ear at the front throw line as he is for his career average of 8.6 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.9 assists. 

Are either the Knicks or Nets interested in Stephenson? That remains to be seen.