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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
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Ben McLemore was benched to begin the second half in a loss vs. Miami on Wednesday, finishing scoreless without any stats in six minutes.
Arron Afflalo started the second half and he, Ty Lawson and Garrett Temple (15 points on 7-of-11 FGs) were all shooting relatively well tonight. McLemore's second-half benching was both unsurprising and irrelevant for fantasy purposes. We've seen this show before, and we've asked for our money back. Jan 5 - 2:21 AM

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Ben McLemore (quad) returned to action on Friday vs. the Grizzlies, scoring eight points with two steals and one triple.

McLemore hit 3-of-7 shots but only logged 16 minutes on the night. He might get more burn late in the season if he's not traded, but McLemore belongs on the waiver wire in most leagues.
Sat, Dec 17, 2016 12:52:00 AM

Ben McLemore (quad) will start on Friday vs. the Grizzlies.

McLemore will start next to Garrett Temple with Omri Casspi (illness) out. McLemore has scored in double digits just three times since November, so he belongs on the wire in most leagues.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 08:01:00 PM

Ben McLemore (quad) was able to take part in shootaround and told reporters he will play Friday vs. Memphis.

McLemore did not play on Wednesday and is officially listed as questionable for Friday. McLemore's return will bump Garrett Temple back to the bench. This is a situation to avoid from a fantasy perspective.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 01:25:00 PM

Ben McLemore (quad) has been upgraded from doubtful to questionable for Friday's game vs. the Grizzlies.

Even if McLemore does play, he is not trustworthy in fantasy. Over his last nine games (four of which were starts), McLemore is averaging just 3.9 points, 1.1 rebounds and 0.3 assists. Garrett Temple, Arron Afflalo and Ty Lawson would likely divvy up McLemore's minutes if he does not play.
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 11:52:00 AM

Ben McLemore (left quadriceps contusion) is listed as doubtful for Friday's game against Memphis.

McLemore initially injured his quad on Monday and sat out Wednesday's game due to the injury. If he doesn't play Friday night, Garett Temple would likely draw the start in his place. Arron Afflalo would also see an uptick in minutes. McLemore belongs on the waiver wire, as he had not been contributing much even when 100% healthy and starting.
Source: NBA.com
Fri, Dec 16, 2016 09:03:00 AM

Ben McLemore (quad) will not play against the Rockets on Wednesday.

He suffered a bruised quad on Monday and did not return. McLemore was getting some starts, but obviously there's not much here for his fantasy value. Garrett Temple, Ty Lawson and Arron Afflalo will get some extra run.
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 02:32:00 PM

Ben McLemore (bruised left quad) did not participate in the morning shootaround.

He remains doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. the Rockets. McLemore has been starting recently, but he's been very quiet, scoring in double digits just once since Nov. 16. He belongs on the wire. Look for Garrett Temple and Arron Afflalo to get a slight bump Wednesday.
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 01:50:00 PM

Ben McLemore (bruised left quad) has been downgraded to doubtful for Wednesday's game vs. the Rockets.

He was previously listed as questionable. McLemore needed help to get off the court in Monday's win over the Lakers after taking a knock to the thigh, so this isn't surprising. Arron Afflalo and Garrett Temple may get a slight bump and we could see more two-PG lineups with Darren Collison and Ty Lawson.
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 12:27:00 AM

Ben McLemore (bruised left quad) is questionable to play vs. the Rockets on Wednesday.

McLemore needed help leaving the court after getting hit on Monday, and depending on the severity of the bruise he could miss some games -- the Kings are embarking on a three-game road trip with games on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Arron Afflalo and Garrett Temple should step into slightly bigger roles if McLemore can't suit up.
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 03:21:00 PM

Ben McLemore (left quad contusion) will not return to Monday's game vs. the Lakers.

He took a shot to the thigh from Timofey Mozgov after just four minutes and his teammates had to carry him off the court. It sounds like he avoided a serious injury, but he could miss some time here. Arron Afflalo and Garrett Temple will pick up some minutes, but standard-league owners can do better.
Mon, Dec 12, 2016 11:24:00 PM

Ben McLemore scored 10 points in his second consecutive start on Friday, adding four rebounds, two assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 22 minutes.

He may be sticking in the rotation, but obviously he has to play well to have value. This was a better game than Wednesday, so maybe he's worth a flier in 20-team leagues. The Kings falling to 8-14 also helps his chances at playing time.
Sat, Dec 10, 2016 01:26:00 AM

Ben McLemore played 21 minutes in a start against the Mavs on Wednesday with nine points, one rebound and one 3-pointer.

It wasn't the best game, but at least the Kings starters had success tonight after B-Mac was a DNP-CD in his previous three. Maybe McLemore can get another chance, especially with how coach Dave Joerger had his back in the offseason. He's only a pickup in very deep leagues for now.
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 12:06:00 AM

Ben McLemore will start next to Darren Collison, Rudy Gay, Kosta Koufos and DeMarcus Cousins against the Mavs on Wednesday.

McLemore was a DNP-CD in the last three games, so this is an interesting tweak for coach Dave Joerger. McLemore is nowhere near on the radar in most leagues, but maybe he can change that for deep leagues with a strong game tonight.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 08:33:00 PM

Ben McLemore scored 14 points with three rebounds, one block and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes against the Spurs on Wednesday.

He scored just seven points combined in his previous four games. McLemore was also out of the rotation for two of those games. Fantasy owners shouldn't be relying on the No. 7 pick of the 2013 NBA Draft.
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 01:08:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Darren Collison
2Ty Lawson
SG1Ben McLemore
2Garrett Temple
3Arron Afflalo
4Malachi Richardson
SF1Rudy Gay
2Matt Barnes
3Omri Casspi
PF1Kosta Koufos
2Anthony Tolliver
3Skal Labissiere
C1DeMarcus Cousins
2Willie Cauley-Stein
3Georgios Papagiannis