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Ben McLemore | Guard | #23

Team: Sacramento Kings
Age / DOB:  (24) / 2/11/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 195
College: Kansas
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (7) / SAC
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Ben McLemore did not score in 13 minutes against the Bucks on Wednesday with one rebound and one turnover.
He was away from the team this weekend to witness the birth of his daughter. McLemore could find himself getting more minutes, but the Kings do seem more invested on Buddy Hield right now. It'll be interesting to see how the Kings handle B-Mac this summer. Mar 23 - 12:47 AM

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Ben McLemore (personal) practiced Tuesday and is expected to be available for Wednesday's game vs. the Bucks.

McLemore missed the last two games of the Kings recent road trip due to the birth of his first child. However, the fantasy impact of McLemore's return is minimal, as he had been a DNP-CD in four of the Kings previous seven games, before his excused absence. We don't yet have an update on Tyreke Evans (ankle) and Arron Afflalo (personal). If they remain unavailable on Wednesday, then McLemore will have an opportunity to soak up extra minutes.
Mar 22 - 9:27 AM

Ben McLemore (personal) is out again for Sunday against the Spurs.

He's not in the rotation anyway and the Kings trading for Buddy Hield doesn't bode well for McLemore this offseason.
Mar 19 - 5:30 PM

Ben McLemore (personal) will not play Saturday vs. the Thunder.

McLemore has yet to play in consecutive games this month. Due in part to the seeming dysfunction in Sacramento, he can't be trusted in standard fantasy leagues. Tyreke Evans (ankle) and Arron Afflalo (personal) have also been ruled out on Saturday. These extra backcourt minutes will be divvied up among Darren Collison, Buddy Hield, Ty Lawson, Garrett Temple and Langston Galloway.
Mar 18 - 12:47 PM

Ben McLemore finished with 14 points, including three triples, in Monday's win against Orlando.

McLemore was seeing extra run off the bench with Tyreke Evans (ankle) and Arron Afflalo (rest) on the shelf. The Kings have a logjam in the backcourt and head coach Dave Joerger continues to mix and match his guards on a nightly basis. One night someone might be productive, then next game they might be a DNP-CD. It's a maddening situation for fantasy owners owning stock in any of the Kings.
Mar 14 - 1:39 AM

Ben McLemore was a DNP-CD on Saturday.

With Tyreke Evans back and the Kings loving Buddy Hield, McLemore was the odd man out behind Arron Afflalo. We'll see what the Kings choose to do with him this offseason.
Mar 12 - 3:48 AM

McLemore posted two points with two rebounds in 13 minutes off the bench in Monday's loss against the Nuggets.

McLemore did very little off the bench, and the only reason he played at all was because Garrett Temple (hamstring) was rested as a precaution. B-Mac's short-term fantasy outlook doesn't look terribly good and he should be reserved in all leagues until he starts to see more playing time.
Mar 7 - 12:41 AM

Ben McLemore did not enter Sunday's overtime loss against the Jazz, listed as a DNP-CD.

There were no reports of an injury to McLemore before the game, only that he was coming off the bench with Ty Lawson starting. However, Garrett Temple (hamstring) joined the fray after a lengthy absence, stealing McLemore's minutes in the process. Head coach Dave Joerger continues to juggle roles and minutes and it's maddening for fantasy owners and DFS players alike.
Mar 5 - 8:59 PM

Ben McLemore is not in the starting lineup for Sunday's game against the Jazz, but he is coming off the bench with Ty Lawson in the starting five.

Head coach Dave Joerger's starting lineup is a fluid situation at the moment, as he continues to mix and match and try various combinations. McLemore's status as a reserve is certainly not etched in stone, and he continues to be rather productive whether he is coming off the bench or starting. He is averaging 12.0 points per game over his past four outings and he has 25 3-pointers over his past nine appearances.
Mar 5 - 6:11 PM

Ben McLemore fell off on Wednesday, scoring just six points with one rebound and no other stats to his credit in 14 minutes vs. the visiting Nets.

Arron Afflalo returned as a starter tonight and the Kings leaned heavily on reserves Ty Lawson (32 minutes), Buddy Hield (26 minutes) and Tyreke Evans (20 minutes). McLemore contributes little beyond points and threes on a good night, so feel free to cut him loose.
Mar 2 - 2:20 AM

Ben McLemore scored a team-high 18 points against the Hornets during a 99-85 loss on Saturday, adding two rebounds, one steal and three 3-pointers.

He played a team-high 33 minutes in this blowout loss. The Kings couldn't crack 20 points in the first and third quarter to put this game out of reach in the fourth. McLemore has clearly taken advantage of injuries to Garrett Temple (hamstring) and Arron Afflalo (hamstring), but he may be able to keep his minutes with the Kings rebuilding. He's still only a deep-league pickup due to a lack of versatility on the stat sheet.
Feb 25 - 8:27 PM

Ben McLemore scored 10 points in the starting lineup against the Nuggets on Thursday with two rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers in 23 minutes.

While he didn't have his worst game, Tyreke Evans and Buddy Hield were more impressive off the bench. McLemore still deserves a lot of credit for averaging 12.8 points per game in his previous February outings, which destroys his 1.7 points per game in January. He's only worth a look in deep leagues.
Feb 24 - 1:44 AM

Kings coach Dave Joerger said Ben McLemore could play some small-ball four moving forward.

He's not kidding either. The Kings have way too many shooting guards on the roster, so the big takeaway here is that it sounds like McLemore will still get a decent amount of minutes despite the arrival of Buddy Hield, Langston Galloway and Tyreke Evans. With that said, the Kings are also shopping McLemore and he could very easily be moved before Thursday's deadline.
Feb 21 - 9:44 PM

Ben McLemore is reportedly "available" as we approach the Feb. 23 deadline.

McLemore has been available for years, though his price has likely gone up a bit after an impressive February. McLemore is an impending free agent and the Kings are absolutely enamored with their new toy in Buddy Hield, so a move may not be a bad thing. Nothing is imminent at the moment, but McLemore is only a hold in deeper leagues for now and it's not clear which teams have interest in the SG.
Feb 20 - 9:45 AM

Ben McLemore hit 4-of-9 shots and three 3-pointers for 13 points and three rebounds in 34 minutes in Tuesday's 97-96 win over the Lakers.

He was on the bench down the stretch in favor of Arron Afflalo and Anthony Tolliver, or he would have had a better night. The minutes were there and he's playing with more confidence, scoring in double figures in four straight games. If you have someone to cut and need 3-pointers, McLemore looks like a decent add right now. Afflalo finished with 10 points and zero 3-pointers in 37 minutes, while Tolliver had just four points in 19 minutes off the bench.
Feb 15 - 1:40 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Darren Collison
2Ty Lawson
3Langston Galloway
SG1Arron Afflalo
2Buddy Hield
3Garrett Temple
4Ben McLemore
5Malachi Richardson
SF1Rudy Gay
2Tyreke Evans
PF1Kosta Koufos
2Anthony Tolliver
3Skal Labissiere
C1Willie Cauley-Stein
2Georgios Papagiannis