Stephenson will need surgery which will supposedly keep him outside for 6 to 10 weeks and suffered a groin injury. So, he was waived by New Orleans and signed Archie Goodwin to take his roll position.
The move infuriated Barnes.
“So my guy Lance Stephenson breaks his butt for the Pelicans, gets injured, needs operation & what does he get for his hard work??? WAIVED SMFH,” the Sacramento Kings star wrote.
“Something enthusiasts need to comprehend is y’all get upset when players leave during free agency or hold out for cash.. We must do what is best for US, we’ve got a little window to make as much cash as we can.”
“Recall this is a COMPANY when you cannot serve your function these teams piece you trade you or bury you on the seat!”
“Case in point, Lance gets injured playing & needs operation now, therefore instead of supporting him & helping him get healthy they cut him! #Bulls**t #HoldYaHeadLilBro.”