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Ben McLemore | Guard | #37

Team: Memphis Grizzlies
Age / DOB:  (24) / 2/11/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 195
College: Kansas
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (7) / SAC
Contract: view contract details

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Ben McLemore (foot) said he started his rehab.
He is expected to miss the next 12 weeks with the fracture of his fifth metatarsal. McLemore may have lost some ground for the last couple rotation spots with Wayne Selden playing really well in summer league. Tyreke Evans could also pick up some value, and this puts slightly more pressure on Chandler Parsons (knee) to stay healthy. Aug 11 - 4:25 PM

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Ben McLemore underwent surgery to repair a non-displaced fracture of the fifth metatarsal in his right foot and will be sidelined for an estimated 12 weeks.

According to the Grizzlies press release, the injury occurred when he landed on another player’s foot after driving to the basket during a pick-up game in Los Angeles. Based on the early estimate, McLemore is expected to return in late October or early November, which means he'll miss training camp, the entire preseason and the first couple weeks of the regular season. This obviously greatly diminishes his fantasy appeal. Tyreke Evans, Wayne Selden and Troy Daniels figure to be the biggest beneficiaries if McLemore misses more time than expected.
Aug 8 - 1:54 PM

Free agent G Ben McLemore is finalizing a two-year, $10.7 million deal with the Grizzlies, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

The Kings declined to make McLemore a restricted free agent this summer, and he was previous linked to the Lakers, Knicks and Bucks. He could be a nice fit in Memphis with both Tony Allen and Vince Carter in free agency, leaving a big hole at the SG spot. McLemore never quite found his footing in Sacramento, but could enter the fantasy conversation in a favorable situation with the Grizzlies.
Jul 2 - 10:27 PM

The Lakers, Knicks and Bucks reportedly contacted unrestricted FA Ben McLemore soon after free agency began on Friday night.

The Lakers traded away D'Angelo Russell this offseason, while Nick Young opted for free agency, so L.A.'s backcourt isn't particularly deep despite the arrival of Lonzo Ball. McLemore struggled to make a sustained impact for fantasy owners in Sacramento, and it would require an ideal scenario to warrant drafting him next season. The Vertical also added Memphis contacted B-Mac.
Jul 1 - 1:25 AM

The Kings will decline extending a qualifying offer to Ben McLemore.

That will make him an unrestricted free agent. With the news of Bogdan Bogdanovic coming over next year, this move had a very good chance to happen. The No. 7 pick from the 2013 draft never really got it going and he's seen a litany of players leapfrog him for playing time. Last year, he played just 19.3 minutes per game for 8.1 points per outing. Some team will probably take a chance on him as a backup next year.
Jun 28 - 4:07 PM

Coach Dave Joerger said he "absolutely" wants Ben McLemore on the Kings next season.

What the Kings say and what they do are two different things, but McLemore did improve later in the season. After the break, McLemore averaged 11.5 points per game on a 56.7 true shooting percentage and he was able to get fairly consistent minutes. The Kings probably won't be drafting a shooting guard for the umpteenth time, but Buddy Hield is obviously ahead of B-Mac for now.
Apr 13 - 6:29 PM

Ben McLemore scored 22 points on 8-of-13 shooting with three rebounds, two steals and five 3-pointers vs. the Mavericks on Tuesday.

The Kings only dressed eight players, but despite not missing a single shot from deep, McLemore only saw 26 minutes compared to 37 for Langston Galloway. McLemore might have some value on the nights when the Kings rest players, but most owners should look for a more consistent option.
Apr 5 - 2:44 AM

Ben McLemore did not score in 13 minutes against the Bucks on Wednesday with one rebound and one turnover.

He was away from the team this weekend to witness the birth of his daughter. McLemore could find himself getting more minutes, but the Kings do seem more invested on Buddy Hield right now. It'll be interesting to see how the Kings handle B-Mac this summer.
Mar 23 - 12:47 AM

Ben McLemore (personal) practiced Tuesday and is expected to be available for Wednesday's game vs. the Bucks.

McLemore missed the last two games of the Kings recent road trip due to the birth of his first child. However, the fantasy impact of McLemore's return is minimal, as he had been a DNP-CD in four of the Kings previous seven games, before his excused absence. We don't yet have an update on Tyreke Evans (ankle) and Arron Afflalo (personal). If they remain unavailable on Wednesday, then McLemore will have an opportunity to soak up extra minutes.
Mar 22 - 9:27 AM

Ben McLemore (personal) is out again for Sunday against the Spurs.

He's not in the rotation anyway and the Kings trading for Buddy Hield doesn't bode well for McLemore this offseason.
Mar 19 - 5:30 PM

Ben McLemore (personal) will not play Saturday vs. the Thunder.

McLemore has yet to play in consecutive games this month. Due in part to the seeming dysfunction in Sacramento, he can't be trusted in standard fantasy leagues. Tyreke Evans (ankle) and Arron Afflalo (personal) have also been ruled out on Saturday. These extra backcourt minutes will be divvied up among Darren Collison, Buddy Hield, Ty Lawson, Garrett Temple and Langston Galloway.
Mar 18 - 12:47 PM

Ben McLemore finished with 14 points, including three triples, in Monday's win against Orlando.

McLemore was seeing extra run off the bench with Tyreke Evans (ankle) and Arron Afflalo (rest) on the shelf. The Kings have a logjam in the backcourt and head coach Dave Joerger continues to mix and match his guards on a nightly basis. One night someone might be productive, then next game they might be a DNP-CD. It's a maddening situation for fantasy owners owning stock in any of the Kings.
Mar 14 - 1:39 AM

Ben McLemore was a DNP-CD on Saturday.

With Tyreke Evans back and the Kings loving Buddy Hield, McLemore was the odd man out behind Arron Afflalo. We'll see what the Kings choose to do with him this offseason.
Mar 12 - 3:48 AM

McLemore posted two points with two rebounds in 13 minutes off the bench in Monday's loss against the Nuggets.

McLemore did very little off the bench, and the only reason he played at all was because Garrett Temple (hamstring) was rested as a precaution. B-Mac's short-term fantasy outlook doesn't look terribly good and he should be reserved in all leagues until he starts to see more playing time.
Mar 7 - 12:41 AM

Ben McLemore did not enter Sunday's overtime loss against the Jazz, listed as a DNP-CD.

There were no reports of an injury to McLemore before the game, only that he was coming off the bench with Ty Lawson starting. However, Garrett Temple (hamstring) joined the fray after a lengthy absence, stealing McLemore's minutes in the process. Head coach Dave Joerger continues to juggle roles and minutes and it's maddening for fantasy owners and DFS players alike.
Mar 5 - 8:59 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Mike Conley
2Andrew Harrison
3Wade Baldwin
4Mario Chalmers
SG1Tyreke Evans
2Wayne Selden
3Ben McLemore
4Troy Daniels
5Kobi Simmons
SF1Chandler Parsons
2James Ennis
3Dillon Brooks
4Rade Zagorac
PF1JaMychal Green
2Jarell Martin
3Ivan Rabb
4Vince Hunter
C1Marc Gasol
2Brandan Wright
3Deyonta Davis