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Ben McLemore | Guard | #23

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 scored 10 points in the starting lineup against the Pelicans on Saturday, adding one assist ad one turnovers.
After his season-high 21 points on Friday, he was given an opportunity to start because of Andrew Harrison (shoulder) battling his nagging injury. Unfortunately, Wayne Selden stole the show off the bench with his 31, so McLemore may have lost some ground and he even fouled out. He's had some serious consistency issues in his career, so he's only a deep-league add. Jan 20 - 9:53 PM

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Ben McLemore will start on Saturday night against the Pelicans.

With Andrew Harrison and Mario Chalmers out, B-Mac could be looking at over 30 minutes today. He had a terrific game during a win over the Kings with 21 points in 27 minutes, so J.B. Bickerstaff could give him a long leash today. He's not really worth owning long term, but give him a look if you have dead weight. He's a tourney option in DFS, too.
Jan 20 - 6:25 PM

Ben McLemore (knee) will play against the Pelicans on Saturday.

He had a revenge game against the Kings on Friday with 21 points in 27 minutes and he may actually see around 30 minutes again today with Andrew Harrison out out the lineup. It's always risky to run out B-Mac in fantasy, but it's not the worst idea today.
Jan 20 - 5:54 PM

Mario Chalmers (shoulder), Andrew Harrison (shoulder) and Ben McLemore (knee soreness) are listed as questionable on the injury report for Saturday's game vs. New Orleans.

McLemore shockingly erupted for 21 points, two rebounds, two assists, one steal and three triples in 27 minutes on Friday but apparently is now dealing with soreness in his knee. With Chandler Parsons (illness, knee) and James Ennis III (calf) already ruled out, the Grizz may be very shorthanded on Saturday. Tyreke Evans, Wayne Selden and Dillon Brooks will likely log all the minutes they can handle.
Jan 20 - 1:48 PM

Ben McLemore came out of nowhere to score 21 points against the Kings on Friday, hitting 6-of-13 shots and 6-of-6 free throws.

Talk about a revenge game. McLemore was a DNP-CD in his previous two games and played a total of 15 minutes in January prior to tonight, but the Grizzlies let him have some fun against his former team. He added two rebounds, two assists, one steal and three triples in 27 minutes, and while he gave the coaching staff something to think about, fantasy owners can ignore him unless he earns a permanent spot in the rotation.
Jan 19 - 10:56 PM

Ben McLemore was listed as a DNP-CD in Saturday's game against the Clippers.

The former standout at the University of Kansas has fallen out of the rotation for interim head coach J.B. Bickerstaff and he is not someone to bother with in fantasy basketball unless injuries or trades in Grind City open up an opportunity.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 12:22:00 AM

Ben McLemore finished with 17 points in Saturday's overtime loss against the visiting Thunder.

McLemore hit 6-of-10 from the field, including 5-of-7 from behind the 3-pointer line, while adding four rebounds and a blocked shot over 28 minutes. He outplayed Andrew Harrison for a second straight night, but interim head coach J.B. Bickerstaff rolled with the youngster over McLemore. Bickerstaff is mixing and matching, trying to find the winning combination, making everyone not named Marc Gasol or Tyreke Evans a risky fantasy play in Grind City.
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 12:29:00 AM

Ben McLemore finished with 10 points in 17 minutes off the bench on Friday against the Raptors.

Interim head coach J.B. Bickerstaff plugged Andrew Harrison into the starting five, moving McLemore to the bench. The move wasn't a great one, as Harrison scored six points in 29 minutes, while McLemore hit double digits in just 17 minutes off the pine. It looks like Bickerstaff is going to start mixing and matching, looking for the right combinations, making Marc Gasol and Tyreke Evans the only sure bets from a fantasy perspective in Grind City right now.
Sat, Dec 9, 2017 01:03:00 AM

Ben McLemore vanished on Wednesday with two points, one turnover, and no other stats in eight minutes.

He was simply a no-show tonight, committing two fouls in the opening minutes. Andrew Harrison absorbed most of McLemore's playing time, but his on-court play didn't really show up on the boxscore with five points, one rebound five assists, two steals and one block in 29 minutes. At the moment, it's very hard to trust Memphis players not named Marc or Tyreke.
Wed, Dec 6, 2017 11:24:00 PM

Ben McLemore played just 18 minutes and hit 1-of-3 shots for two points, five rebounds and a steal in Monday's win over the Wolves.

He started, but James Ennis played 26 minutes off the bench for 13 points, a steal and a 3-pointer. Neither player is really worth owning in most fantasy leagues at this point, as Tyreke Evans continues to go off, along with guys like Marc Gasol and JaMychal Green. BMac scored a season-high 14 on Saturday, but has combined for just seven points in his last two games.
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 10:57:00 PM

Ben McLemore finished with a season-high 14 points in Friday's game against the Spurs.

McLemore also chipped in with two rebounds, two steals and a blocked shot while hitting 5-of-8 from the floor, and 2-of-2 from behind the arc. There's something about playing the Spurs that agrees with him, as he posted 12.0 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game in the home-and-home. It is his first time posting double-digit points in back-to-back games this season.
Sat, Dec 2, 2017 12:26:00 AM

Ben McLemore earned a start at SG on Wednesday, making 3-of-10 shots to finish with 10 points, two 3-pointers, three boards, one assist and one steal in 27 minutes.

Mario Chalmers (right ankle) and Mike Conley (Achilles) were both out tonight, but interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff could stick with McLemore at SG -- before making a move here, we'd like to see what happens with Chalmers active on Friday. In deep leagues, McLemore maybe be worth a grab in case he's eventually turned loose. After all, he and Dillon Brooks are the only swingmen with guaranteed contracts next season, and the Grizzlies' 7-13 record includes nine consecutive losses.
Thu, Nov 30, 2017 01:57:00 AM

Tyreke Evans, Ben McLemore, Dillon Brooks, JaMychal Green and Marc Gasol are expected to start on Wednesday against the Spurs.

Coach J.B. Bickerstaff said changes were coming, so here we are. Evans is going to get some heavy minutes at the one, so there should be a lot of time on the wing for guys like McLemore. Chandler Parsons (knee) should be back soon and McLemore hasn't exactly lit it up, so he's only a speculative add in deeper leagues/
Wed, Nov 29, 2017 07:47:00 PM

Ben McLemore finished with just five points across 20 minutes in Saturday's loss against the Rockets.

McLemore was just 2-of-10 from the field while chipping in with four rebounds, a blocked shot and four personal fouls while posting a minus-12 rating. He was due to be a little rusty after the long layoff following right foot surgery, and he is still getting back into the swing of things. The good news is Dillon Brooks (3-of-9 FG, 0-of-4 3PT) and Tyreke Evans (3-of-10, 0-of-2 3PT) did nothing to move ahead in the battle for minutes in the Memphis backcourt.
Sat, Nov 18, 2017 11:22:00 PM

Ben McLemore (right foot surgery) made his season debut on Saturday with four points, two rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 18 minutes.

McLemore had a loose 15-minute limit tonight, so it was encouraging to see him exceed that in his first game for Memphis. David Fizdale confirmed that he's ahead of Wayne Selden (quad), but he'll still face plenty of competition from Dillon Brooks and Tyreke Evans. The Grizzlies rank 23rd in team 3-point percentage and could really use McLemore's range, but most owners should take a wait-and-see approach.
Sat, Nov 11, 2017 10:51:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Mike Conley
2Andrew Harrison
3Mario Chalmers
SG1Tyreke Evans
2Ben McLemore
3Wayne Selden
4Kobi Simmons
SF1Dillon Brooks
2James Ennis
PF1JaMychal Green
2Chandler Parsons
3Jarell Martin
4Vince Hunter
5Ivan Rabb
C1Marc Gasol
2Brandan Wright
3Deyonta Davis