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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 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. Nov 17 - 1:08 AM

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Ben McLemore was a healthy DNP-CD vs. the Raptors on Sunday.

The Kings snapped a four-game winning streak on the road in Toronto tonight, which doesn't bode well for McLemore's involvement going forward. Mike Malone does like to play the matchups, however, so McLemore could resurface in the rotation Tuesday, against a Pelicans team with limited frontcourt depth.
Nov 6 - 9:37 PM

Ben McLemore did not agree to a contract extension with the Kings.

McLemore will be a restricted free agent next summer. He has shown improvement this season and is currently averaging 10.3 points per game, while shooting 50 percent from the floor and 37.5 percent from three-point territory. However, his fantasy value is very limited, as he is averaging just one rebound and one assist per game and has yet to record a single steal this season.
Nov 1 - 11:52 AM

Ben McLemore hit 5-of-11 shots and a 3-pointer for 12 points, two rebounds, one assist and one block in 26 minutes off the Kings bench on Monday.

He's outplaying starter Arron Afflalo, but Matt Barnes looks like the guy you want to look at off the Kings bench if he's still available in your league. The Kings play five times this week, which means that BMac, Afflalo and Barnes all have four more games if you're looking to boost your games played off the waiver wire.
Oct 31 - 10:39 PM

Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee said that the Kings will extend a qualifying offer to Ben McLemore after the season.

The Kings won't extend his contract prior to the Oct. 31 deadline, but this means he will become a restricted free agent during the summer of 2017. Jonas adds that the Kings aren't looking to trade McLemore. He's averaging just 15.0 minutes through the first games, so he won't be on the fantasy radar unless his role grows.
Oct 30 - 2:46 PM

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

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.
Source: ESPN.com
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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
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