The new deal will be signed on Wednesday, sources say.
Stephenson’s first 10-day contract with Minnesota began on Feb. 8, but he suffered a sprained ankle on his sixth day on duty in a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Timberwolves were still committed to thoroughly giving him a proper evaluation. He remained in Minnesota while receiving treatment.
Lance Stephenson will get a second 10-day contract with the Wolves, according to sources, after injuring his ankle during his first 10-day stint with the team. Jordan Johnson/NBAE via Getty Images
On Monday, head coach Tom Thibodeau said Stephenson was “coming along” from his ankle injury.
In four games for Minnesota, Stephenson is averaging 4.3 points in 12.2 minutes a game.
The sixth-year wing started the season with the New Orleans Pelicans, but the team waived him on Nov. 7 after he tore his groin.