Stephenson to go to Hornets; thanks Indy for a great four years

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Lance Stephenson signed a three-year, $27 million contract with the Charlotte Hornets earlier this morning, according to ESPN sources.

The Indiana Pacers made a five-year, $44 million offer to Stephenson earlier this month.

He tweeted a statement early Wednesday afternoon thanking Indianapolis for a great four years.

"Indy, I had a great 4 years. Thank you Larry Bird, the fans, my coaches and teammates for the incredible experience. I will never forget any of you! I now have to look to the next phase of my career and the wonderful opportunity to continue to grow as a player and as a person in Charlotte! I'm excited to play for this franchise and the fans!! #buzzcity."