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Ben McLemore | Guard

Team: Sacramento Kings
Age / DOB:  (22) / 2/11/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 195
College: Kansas
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Ben McLemore scored 10 points with five assists, three boards, three steals, one blocks and two treys in 27 minutes vs. the Warriors on Saturday.
Considering the game was a blowout, McLemore's owners are fortunate that he was able to post this nine-cat gem. McLemore is starting to get consistent minutes in the mid-20s, but he is still only on the radar in very deep leagues. Nov 29 - 2:27 AM

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Ben McLemore played 19 minutes in the starting lineup on Monday with 10 points, one rebound, one assist, one steal and one block.

Even though he started, he's probably the No. 4 wing option behind Marco Belinelli, Omri Casspi and Darren Collison. McLemore had a nice little run last week, but he is only worth owning in 20-team leagues right now.
Nov 23 - 11:35 PM

Ben McLemore struggled against the Magic on Saturday with eight points, three rebounds, two assists and four turnovers in 35 minutes.

It was not his best game after he was coming off what may have been his best four-game stretch of his career. McLemore would be looking at some added opportunity while Rudy Gay (shoulder) is out, but Omri Casspi and Marco Belinelli both look like better short-term adds.
Nov 21 - 8:20 PM

Ben McLemore stayed hot against the Heat on Thursday with 17 points, one rebound, three assists and three 3-pointers in 32 minutes.

While Rudy Gay (shoulder) missing time helped a bit, McLemore was already cooking and was on his way to a big game before the injury. It's still unknown if Gay will miss time, but McLemore would be looking at more playing time if that's the case. He was a disaster earlier this year, so he's only a speculative add at this point, assuming you have someone to cut.
Nov 19 - 10:14 PM

Ben McLemore played 18 minutes against the Hawks on Wednesday with 11 points, one rebound, one steal and three 3-pointers.

It was a pretty good game from McLemore, but the return of Darren Collison should take away playing time. If you added him based on some increased output in the past week, it may be time to look elsewhere.
Nov 18 - 10:47 PM

Ben McLemore returned to the Kings' starting lineup on Sunday, posting eight points with two 3-pointers, four rebounds, one assist and one steal in 25 minutes.

Just a few days ago he was nearly out of the rotation, but he got back in George Karl's good graces thanks to a solid game this weekend combined with Darren Collison's absence. Feel free to take a flier on him, but he's unlikely to be a consistent option while fighting for minutes with Marco Belinelli (seven points in 26 minutes).
Nov 15 - 11:51 PM

Ben McLemore will start vs. the Raptors on Sunday with James Anderson moving to the bench.

Anderson has been ineffective and McLemore is coming off the best game of the season, so it makes sense for head coach George Karl to shake things up. To be clear, McLemore is only worth a look in deeper leagues and prospective owners should keep in mind that Darren Collison (hamstring) should return next week.
Nov 15 - 7:25 PM

Ben McLemore started the second half on Friday against the Nets, making 5-of-8 from the field for 15 points with one rebound, three assists one steal and three 3-pointers in 25 minutes.

It's by far his best game of the season. McLemore did do this with Rudy Gay (illness) out of the lineup, so we'll have to see him do it again before suggesting him as a pickup. He plays again on Sunday.
Nov 14 - 4:15 AM

Ben McLemore played only three minutes on Wednesday, committing one personal foul with no other stats to his credit.

George Karl publicly praised McLemore's play on Monday, so it speaks volumes that he was almost a DNP-CD despite Darren Collison's absence. This could be the end of the road for McLemore's fantasy owners.
Nov 12 - 1:16 AM

Kings head coach George Karl said he was happy with ben McLemore's play on Monday.

While McLemore's seven points in 13 minutes on Monday were something straight out of the thrift shop, Karl was impressed with the 22-year-old's effort. "I just thought Ben had good energy in the first half," Karl said. "I thought Marco (Belinelli) was going to play most of the minutes at two, and so I thought whatever minutes I had left I wanted to give to Ben." McLemore was rewarded with a spot in the first unit to start the half so he's worth keeping an eye on, but he doesn't belong on standard league fantasy rosters just yet.
Nov 10 - 9:44 AM

Ben McLemore replaced James Anderson in the first unit at halftime during Monday's game against the Spurs, scoring seven points in 13 minutes.

He shot just 2-of-6 from the field, and it's clear that his minutes could continue to fluctuate moving forward. If you are looking for some value in Sacramento with Darren Collison (hamstring) sidelined, Marco Belinelli is a much better player to pick up.
Nov 10 - 1:24 AM

Ben McLemore struggled in 16 minutes off the bench on Saturday with two points, one rebound and one steal.

He had four turnovers to make matters worse. He's being outplayed by basically every guard on the roster and Seth Curry (ankle) might leapfrog him once he's healthy.
Nov 8 - 4:40 AM

Ben McLemore turned things around on Friday against the Rockets, scoring 11 points on 3-of-8 shooting (including a three) with four rebounds, four assists and three steals in 23 minutes off the bench.

McLemore has been in his own head and tonight he let loose a little bit, but he has a long way to go before he can be trusted by George Karl, let alone by fantasy owners. Watch this action from the wire.
Nov 7 - 2:50 AM

Ben McLemore will reportedly come off the bench for Wednesday's game vs. the Suns.

McLemore has earned his spot on the bench with his ineffective play, and it'll likely be either James Anderson or Marco Belinelli sliding into the starting two-guard position in Sacramento. If you were still holding on to McLemore, now is probably time to cut bait.
Source: KFBK
Nov 4 - 2:18 PM

George Karl indicated that Ben McLemore will need to improve upon his playmaking abilities in order to earn more consistent minutes in the Kings rotation.

"I’m not overreacting, but in the same sense, I think everybody’s got to understand playmaking is a part of the style we want to play," Karl said. "Good decisions and you’ve got to make good plays when the opportunity presents itself, and Ben is struggling in that area." McLemore has gotten off to a horrific start this season, averaging a meager 4.3 points and not much else on 28.6 percent shooting from the field. The added depth in Sacramento has made it easy for Karl to send McLemore to the bench when he's not performing at Karl's desired level, and his fantasy outlook isn't looking great this season.
Nov 4 - 1:27 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Rajon Rondo
2Darren Collison
SG1Ben McLemore
2Marco Belinelli
3James Anderson
4Seth Curry
SF1Rudy Gay
2Omri Casspi
3Caron Butler
PF1DeMarcus Cousins
2Quincy Acy
3Eric Moreland
C1Willie Cauley-Stein
2Kosta Koufos