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Stephenson latest Hornet to be sidelined with injury

The Charlotte Hornets got through four days of training camp in Asheville without suffering a single injury. Then it changed. The Hornets could be without three core players Friday when they play a road exhibition against the Washington Wizards. Gerald Henderson (hamstring strain) and Kemba Walker (knee contusion) were already hurt. Then, Thursday, shooting guard Lance Stephenson suffered a groin strain that caused him to miss part of practice. It's the preseason, so the Hornets haven't lost anything tangible due to these injuries. But with the roster turnover from the offseason and a busy first month of the regular season (18 games in 32 days), this team needs every chance to...