Report - Lance Stephenson may be playing overseas in 2016

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In a summer where players have been receiving truly unbelievable contracts after the salary cap was expanded, this is much believed to have been a golden period for NBA players.

Unfortunately, that isn't the case for some players, who - despite the massive jump in the cap - are still struggling to find a team.

One of those players is Lance Stephenson, who might not even play in the NBA next season if a recent report is to be believed.

Stephenson had a pretty good year for the Memphis Grizzlies last season as they went through various injury troubles.

However, Gary Washburn of the Boston Globe reports that the New York-native might have to look overseas for employment heading into the 2016 season.

"One free agent who may have to head overseas is Lance Stephenson, whose option was not picked up by Memphis."

"It’s uncertain why the Grizzlies passed on Stephenson, who averaged 14.2 points and shot 47.4 percent from the field in 26 games after he was acquired from the Clippers," Washburn went on to add.

Unsurprisingly, it might be Stephenson's attitude, rather than his actual talent and basketball IQ, that is holding him back in finding a new employer.

"Stephenson has enough talent to help a contender, but the question is whether his quirky personality has scared off teams."

Lance isn't the only relatively big name without a team at the moment. Ty Lawson, J.J Hickson, Chase Budinger and Kevin Martin are among the stand out names who are still on the free agent market.

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