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Ben McLemore | Guard | #23

Team: Sacramento Kings
Age / DOB:  (22) / 2/11/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 195
College: Kansas
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (7) / SAC
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Ben McLemore (wrist) will not play on Sunday vs. the Celtics.
He was listed as doubtful and never really had a shot at seeing the court today. Marco Belinelli will benefit the most, while James Anderson and Darren Collison will see a few more minutes as well. Feb 7 - 11:58 AM

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Ben McLemore (wrist) is doubtful to play against the Celtics on Sunday.

He only played 12 minutes in his return from a wrist injury on Friday, so maybe his wrist injury wasn't healed all the way. Assuming Darren Collison's minor knee issue is fine, he should benefit the most along with Marco Belinelli in the starting lineup.
Feb 6 - 4:49 PM

Ben McLemore scored five points with two assists and one steal in 12 minutes against the Nets on Friday.

He is losing playing time and it's not because of his wrist injury. Unless the Kings really start unloading players, McLemore can be ignored in almost all leagues.
Feb 5 - 11:50 PM

Ben McLemore (wrist) is probable to play the Nets on Friday.

He returned from a one-game absence on Wednesday, but coach George Karl decided to bring him off the bench behind Marco Belinelli and he only saw a total of 18 minutes. For now, McLemore is only on the radar in very deep leagues as he isn't very involved in the offense.
Feb 5 - 9:18 AM

Ben McLemore (wrist) returned from a one-game absence on Wednesday against the Bulls, scoring five points with four rebounds, three assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 18 minutes off the bench.

The Kings bench wasn't hurt too badly tonight and McLemore played a well-rounded game. While he was showing some improvement thanks to a season-high 26 on Thursday, there's still no reason to add him.
Feb 4 - 1:47 AM

Ben McLemore (wrist) will come off the bench against the Bulls on Wednesday.

Marco Belinelli will stick in the starting lineup. McLemore was actually playing well before his injury and he did look good in shootaround. This move does slightly help Belinelli, but he's only worth a look in deep leagues.
Feb 3 - 8:22 PM

Ben McLemore (wrist) went through shootaround on Wednesday and is still questionable.

He did plenty of shooting and this report adds he looked good. McLemore could be closer to probable, but he's not a fantasy option tonight.
Feb 3 - 2:47 PM

Ben McLemore (wrist) is questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Bulls.

McLemore sat out of Tuesday's practice, but said back on Monday that he expects to play. Regardless, Marco Belinelli and Darren Collison will both benefit if McLemore decides to err on the side of caution. He's not a reliable fantasy asset.
Feb 2 - 9:56 PM

Ben McLemore (wrist) did not participate during Tuesday's light practice.

McLemore sitting out a light practice isn't a great sign regarding his availability for Wednesday's game vs. Chicago, and if he's again forced to the sidelines tomorrow, Marco Belinelli will have another opportunity to start with Darren Collison seeing some increased opportunity for minutes off the bench. Check back for another update on Ben following Wednesday morning's shootaround.
Feb 2 - 4:48 PM

Ben McLemore (wrist) believes he will be back for Wednesday's game vs. the Bulls.

He is sitting out of Monday's game vs. the Bucks, but he is day-to-day and said that he wanted to play. Regardless, McLemore has been inconsistent all season and is not on the fantasy radar in most leagues. Marco Belinelli will benefit if he misses more time.
Feb 1 - 10:20 PM

Ben McLemore (wrist) will not play against the Bucks on Monday.

He sprained his wrist over the weekend, so the Kings will be without two of their starters. Coach George Karl likes Marco Belinelli in the second unit, but he and Darren Collison figure to benefit most regardless of who starts. Plus, the loss of DeMarcus Cousins means their first unit lost some of its punch. James Anderson is also a candidate to start, but has little fantasy value.
Feb 1 - 4:50 PM

Ben McLemore (wrist) is questionable for Monday's game vs. the Bucks.

It's a new injury for McLemore, but the severity is not known. He isn't a fantasy asset anyways and only plays an average of 21.3 minutes per game. If he sits, expect Marco Belinelli (illness) and Darren Collison to play a few more minutes.
Jan 31 - 9:22 PM

Ben McLemore scored a season-high 26 points against the Pelicans on Thursday with four rebounds, two assists, one steal and five 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

He was really bad on defense, so the stat line doesn't completely tell the story. The Kings have lost most of their trust in McLemore for consistent minutes, so he'll need to do it a few more times to be considered as an add.
Jan 29 - 12:10 AM

Ben McLemore played 18 minutes against the Pacers on Saturday with two rebounds, one steal, one block and one 3-pointer.

Hey, at least he had one good game on Thursday with 14 points. McLemore has some work to do before he gets consistent minutes and a regular role in the offense. He can be left on the wire in most leagues. Side note: Isaiah Thomas is a much better Pizza Guy.
Jan 24 - 12:57 AM

Ben McLemore said that he is still searching for his "flow" on the Kings this season.

"I think I’m still trying to find my flow on this team," McLemore said. "I know what I need to do. I’m just trying to figure it out. Last year I figured it out pretty fast. Now I need to get over this hump and push from there." The guard had one of the best games of his season on Thursday vs. the Hawks with 14 points, four assists, three boards, two steals, one block and two triples in 32 minutes, but that was the most playing time he has seen since Dec. 5. Simply put, he needs to do it again before we could get behind an add.
Jan 23 - 10:05 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Rajon Rondo
2Darren Collison
SG1Ben McLemore
2Marco Belinelli
3James Anderson
4Seth Curry
SF1Omri Casspi
2Caron Butler
PF1Rudy Gay
2Quincy Acy
3Eric Moreland
C1DeMarcus Cousins
2Willie Cauley-Stein
3Kosta Koufos