Born Ready played a Solid 20 Minutes in his return to the lineup after being sidelined for three months

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 8: Lance Stephenson #7 of the Minnesota Timberwolves warms up before the game against the Toronto Raptors on February 8, 2017 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN – FEBRUARY 8: Lance Stephenson #7 of the Minnesota Timberwolves warms up before the game against the Toronto Raptors on February 8, 2017 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by David Sherman/NBAE via Getty Images)

Timberwolves’ Lance Stephenson: Scores six points in 20 minutes in debut

Stephenson registered six points (3-7 FG), four rebounds and one assist across 20 minutes off the bench in Wednesday’s 112-109 win over the Raptors.

Coach Tom Thibodeau wasted no time in integrating Stephenson, who signed a 10-day contract earlier in the day, into the team’s rotation, as he played as many minutes as starting shooting guard Brandon Rush. The Timberwolves are in need for more playmakers in the backcourt with Zach LaVine (knee) out for the season, so Stephenson could see his playing time pick up in future games as he becomes more familiar with the Wolves’ offensive sets. Considering the multi-category upside he’s shown in the past, Stephenson makes for a decent speculative pickup in deeper leagues, but he’s not worth inserting in active lineups just yet.

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