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Ben McLemore | Guard | #23

Team: Sacramento Kings
Age / DOB:  (23) / 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 scored a team-high 18 points against Maccabi Haifa on Monday, adding two rebounds, two steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 24 minutes.
Even against a non-NBA team, he needed a good game and came through. General manager Vlade Divac said he doesn't intend to trade McLemore and that the Kings are happy with him. Even if he has a monster preseason, McLemore isn't expected to play more than a half game per night. Oct 11 - 1:13 AM

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Speaking on SiriusXM NBA Radio, Kings GM Vlade Divac said he doesn't intend to trade Ben McLemore.

"You’re going to receive a lot of calls, you’re going to make a lot of calls," Divac said. "We’re very happy with Ben [McLemore], the way he’s progressing this summer. He’s a very young player that we like a lot, so we’re going to keep him." Divac would destroy his leverage in trade talks if he admitted he was shopping McLemore, so take this with a grain of salt. The Kings continue to speak highly of the young SG, but he hasn't looked any better during the preseason and is averaging 8.5 points on 34.7 percent shooting through two games.
Source: HoopsHype
Oct 10 - 9:35 AM

Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee is reporting that the Kings are not looking to trade Ben McLemore anymore.

It seems like the young SG has been on the trading block for months, but new head coach Dave Joerger probably wants to see if he can turn his career around. He's averaging 8.5 points on 34.7 percent shooting through two preseason games, so unfortunately it's been the same story for Mclemore so far. Minutes won't come easy behind Arron Afflalo.
Oct 8 - 10:15 AM

The Bucks reportedly contacted the Kings to see if Ben McLemore was available, according to ESPN's Zach Lowe.

Lowe added the Bucks were willing to trade away Greg Monroe or Michael Carter-Williams in the right deal. McLemore has sounded confident this month, but he'll have to do more than talk to earn consistent minutes.
Oct 6 - 8:28 PM

Ben McLemore scored seven points on Tuesday vs. the Lakers on 3-of-10 shooting.

Despite his name being tossed around the rumor mill for months, coach Dave Joerger really wants to give him a chance and McLemore recently said that his confidence is "off the charts." He obviously didn’t shoot it well and only added two rebounds with a steal, but at least he was aggressive. Unfortunately for McLemore, starting SG Arron Afflalo clearly outplayed him tonight with 14 points and two treys. McLemore’s outlook is still pretty bleak and a trade is a real possibility.
Oct 5 - 12:47 AM

Ben McLemore said his confidence is "off the charts" and is higher than it's ever been since he's been in the NBA.

"Last year was pretty tough, but being the guy I am, humble, being a pro and just going out there and working my butt off, that’s what kept me focused on what I had to do," McLemore said. The Kings continue to draft wings, including Malachi Richardson at No. 22 this June. On top of that, Arron Afflalo is fully expected to start at shooting guard. Clearly, this is a make-or-break season for B-Mac.
Sep 24 - 10:16 PM

Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee said that the Kings are really happy with Ben McLemore's offseason.

He reportedly connected well with the coaching staff, so it sounds like Dave Joerger will stick to his word and give the fourth-year SG a shot. This comes on the heels of an earlier report by the same source which suggested that Mclemore has been on the trade block for months, but the good news is that we should have more clarity on this situation once camp starts next week. If McLemore remains in Sacramento, he will compete for minutes with Garrett Temple, Arron Afflalo and Malachi Richardson. He averaged a career-low 7.8 points per game last season, shooting 42.9 percent from the field.
Sep 23 - 12:59 PM

Ben McLemore has been available in trade talks for months according to the Sacramento Bee.

This confirms what we already know and it sounds like it's just a matter of time before McLemore finds a new home. Coach Dave Joerger did mention in August that he's looking for the fourth-year SG to step up, but that's going to be hard considering he will be competing with three new acquisitions in Garrett Temple, Arron Afflalo and Malachi Richardson. He won't have much value if he stays in Sacramento.
Sep 23 - 9:34 AM

Coach Dave Joerger said he’s looking for Ben McLemore to step up.

Joerger said he’s "put his arm around" McLemore, and added how the guard had a tough road due to having so many coaches to start his career. The 23-year-old guard was the subject of trade rumors during NBA Draft season, but it would appear Joerger is going to give him a chance to redeem himself. The No. 7 pick of the 2013 draft has a ton of work to do to shake off the rough start to his career.
Aug 25 - 7:18 PM

According to Bobby Marks of The Vertical, the Kings are unlikely to agree to an extension with Ben McLemore.

The deadline is Oct. 31, but it's not a secret that McLemore has been on the trade block for more than the past year. The Kings signed Arron Afflalo to be their starting shooting guard and drafted Malachi Richardson, so a move away from Sacramento would be probably be the best thing for McLemore. If the Kings are able to move him, don't expect them to get much in return.
Aug 14 - 10:48 AM

Marc Stein of ESPN said that the Kings are still "actively" trying to trade Ben McLemore.

He had a miserable season in Sacramento, posting averages of 7.8 points, 2.2 boards, 1.2 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.0 treys on 42.9 percent shooting from the field. The Kings added Arron Afflalo, Malachi Richardson and Garrett Temple on the wings this summer, so it's clear that they are prepared to move on from the 23-year-old guard. He probably won't have much fantasy value next season regardless of where he lands.
Source: ESPN
Jul 9 - 11:28 AM

Teams around the league have reportedly reached out to the Kings regarding the availability of Ben McLemore.

McLemore's name has popped up numerous times in the rumor mill over the past few seasons, so it wouldn't be surprising to see him moved elsewhere this summer. Various injuries forced McLemore to miss 14 games during the 2015-16 season, and he was only able to muster up averages 7.8 points and 1.0 triple per game on 42.9 percent shooting while earning just 21.2 minutes a night. It's tough to see him landing in a situation where his value will significantly improve.
Jun 21 - 4:29 PM

Ben McLemore scored 24 points with five rebounds, three assists, two steals and four 3-pointers against the Rockets on Wednesday.

It was one of his best games of the season and the first time he scored more than 15 points since January. McLemore did not have good third season, averaging 7.8 points, 2.2 boards,1.2 assists and 1.0 treys on 42.9 percent from the field. The Kings will likely address the wing in the draft, assuming they keep their top-10 protected pick.
Apr 13 - 11:02 PM

Ben McLemore started on Monday vs. the Suns, scoring 14 points with seven rebounds, one assist, one block and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes.

He shot 6-of-15 from the field and he even saw some minutes at point guard with Rajon Rondo and Darren Collison resting, so it looks like the Kings want to give him a lot of playing time while they tank. McLemore doesn't have a lot of upside, but he's at least worth a look for Wednesday's game vs. the Rockets, assuming the Kings rest more players.
Apr 12 - 12:42 AM

Seth Curry, Ben McLemore, Willie Cauley-Stein, Rudy Gay and Kosta Koufos are starting against the Suns on Monday.

This will be McLemore's best chance for production with most of the shooting guard minutes. He's a risky player to use, but the matchup is excellent for him.
Apr 11 - 9:08 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Darren Collison
2Ty Lawson
SG1Arron Afflalo
2Ben McLemore
3Garrett Temple
4Malachi Richardson
SF1Rudy Gay
2Matt Barnes
3Omri Casspi
PF1Kosta Koufos
2Anthony Tolliver
3Skal Labissiere
C1DeMarcus Cousins
2Willie Cauley-Stein
3Georgios Papagiannis