NBA Rumor Central: Lance Stephenson may land second 10-day contract

Lance Stephenson suffered a sprained left ankle and might be sidelined for a while. Jordan Johnson/NBAE via Getty Images

The 10-day contract signed by Lance Stephenson expired a few days ago, and there was some question whether he would get a second deal since he's recovering from his Grade 2 sprained ankle.

Minnesota Timberwolves head coach Tom Thibodeau hinted that Stephenson will likely get another 10 days after he is cleared to play. Stephenson stayed in Minneapolis during the All-Star break to rehab his ankle.

Rumor Central"He has to get healthy, so that's the big thing," Thibodeau tells the Star Tribune. "It's unfortunate, but the good thing is it's a sprain."

Stephenson has played in four games with the Wolves, and he's averaging 4.3 points and 1.8 rebounds in 12.3 minutes off the bench.

-- Nick Silva