It’s not a good summer for guards whose production and reputations have declined after taking pay cuts.
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports:
Essentially, Stephenson is far from a lock to make the team – even with Tyreke Evans and Jrue Holiday both out to begin training camp. Stephenson is just 26 and two years removed from near-All-Star production, and New Orleans needs a playmaking guard.
But if Stephenson doesn’t impress clearly more than the 15 players with guaranteed deals, his contract terms make it easier to waive him.