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Source: 3-player trade would send Hornets' Stephenson to Clippers

The Hornets have had discussions with the Clippers about a trade that would move Lance Stephenson out of Charlotte. The deal, a source confirms, would swap struggling shooting guard Stephenson for big man Spencer Hawes and wing defender Matt Barnes. Yahoo Sports first reported the trade discussions late Monday afternoon. The Hornets signed Stephenson to a free-agent contract last summer after the Utah Jazz matched an offer to the Hornets' first choice, Gordon Hayward. Stephenson signed a three-year contract, the first two guaranteed at $9 million annually, the third (2016-17) a $9.4 million team option. Hawes has three seasons left on the contract he signed with the Clippers last...