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Ben McLemore | Guard

Team: Sacramento Kings
Age / DOB:  (21) / 2/11/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 195
College: Kansas
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Ben McLemore lit up the Lakers on Sunday for 23 points, making 10-of-18 shots with two 3-pointers, eight rebounds, one assist and one steal.
He also turned the ball over five times during 38 minutes on the court, but that's easy to overlook given his recent offensive binge -- he's scored double-digits in six straight games, averaging 17.5 points, 2.3 triples, 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists during that span. He's also committing 3.0 turnovers with negligible defensive stats (0.3 steals, 0.3 blocks), but is worth deploying in most leagues for his offense alone. Dec 21 - 11:16 PM

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Ben McLemore scored 22 points against the Bucks on Thursday with four rebounds, three assists and one 3-pointer in 41 minutes.

The coaching change is likely going to help McLemore. Ty Corbin uses his wings more than most coaches and McLemore posting a 20-point game while DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay are active speaks volumes. He still doesn't have a big upside and his usage is going to be low, so he'd need to string together a couple games with DMC and Gay before being considered as anything but a stash.
Dec 19 - 1:03 AM

Ben McLemore hit a couple late triples to salvage his stat line on Saturday, finishing with 14 points, six rebounds, one assist, one block and four 3-pointers on 5-of-14 from the field.

The good news is that he attempted a lot of shots, but it's fair to say he's been a bit of a disappointment while the Kings asked him to step up. McLemore's usage was very low earlier this season while the Kings were healthy, so it's going to be tough to count on him in standard leagues. He's a decent stash, though.
Dec 14 - 12:27 AM

Ben McLemore scored 21 points against the Rockets on Thursday with two rebounds, two assist and two 3-pointers in 46 minutes.

It's his third 20-point game of the season and he's been up and down in a big way. McLemore saw his playing time dip to just 22.3 minutes per game in his three previous games, so 46 minutes tonight came as a surprise. He's more of a player to stash and his owners can probably expect him to improve as the year goes on. He's put up No. 117 value in standard leagues over the previous two weeks.
Dec 12 - 1:41 AM

Ben McLemore played just 18 minutes in Monday's win, scoring six points on 2-of-5 shooting with one block and one assist.

McLemore gave way to a hot Nik Stauskas as Mike Malone overtly gave the rookie extra run to boost his bottom-barrel confidence. McLemore will continue to be the heavy-minute starter on most nights, but his recent slide has taken all of the steam out of his late-round value. Considering the Kings will need his offense in a bad way with DeMarcus Cousins out for potentially a long while, owners may want to take the longview here and pick him up in 12-14 team formats.
Dec 9 - 2:08 AM

Ben McLemore disappeared in Saturday's loss to the Magic, scoring just two points while adding two rebounds, one assist and one steal in 24 minutes.

He did roll his ankle during Friday's overtime win, so maybe he deserves a pass for this performance. This is the kind of inconsistency that you can expect from the young shooting guard, and he will be tough to own in standard leagues unless you are desperate for 3-pointers.
Dec 7 - 1:27 AM

Ben McLemore rolled his left ankle during Friday's overtime win and stayed in the game, scoring 12 points on 4-of-9 shooting with five rebounds, one steal and one triple in 47 minutes.

He's young and can shake this sort of thing off, and we're not putting him on the injury report unless we hear more. He should be owned in 12-team formats for his late-round production and a string of home games this month against bad teams.
Dec 6 - 3:07 AM

Ben McLemore played well on Tuesday, finishing with 21 points on 8-of-17 shooting while adding two assists, one steal and one 3-pointer in 39 minutes.

Compared to last year, he is on a completely different level and has been on fire lately. McLemore doesn't contribute much beyond points and 3-pointers, but he's worth owning in standard leagues while we see if he can maintain his current production over the long haul.
Dec 3 - 1:08 AM

Ben McLemore made 7-of-13 shots to finish Sunday's loss with 18 points, one 3-pointer, two rebounds, two assists and one steal in a team-high 41 minutes of action.

The Kings' second-year guard looks like a different player over the past few weeks, shooting with confidence (52.5 percent over the past five games) and reducing rookie SG Nik Stauskas to an afterthought. If you're looking for a scorer and 3-point shooter who can chip in across the board, McLemore is an easy target while he's this hot.
Nov 30 - 8:47 PM

Ben McLemore scored 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting (including two threes) with three rebounds, two assists and one steal in Friday's loss.

McLemore has been playing very well considering where he was at to start the year, and at a late-round value this season he's worth owning in 12-team leagues. Things could get bumpy as he runs hot and cold in a secondary scoring role for the Kings, but the chance his game expands is a nice counter for the risk he'll present.
Nov 29 - 2:14 AM

Ben McLemore made 6-of-17 from the field for 14 points during a 102-89 loss to the Rockets on Wednesday with three rebounds, one assist, one block and two 3-pointers.

He was coming in as hot as ever with three games of at least 52.0 percent from the field with 3.0 treys per game in that span. Perhaps coach Mike Malone gave him the green light tonight, but that might not happen in the future with a line like this one. He's still not worth grabbing in standards despite the increase in output lately.
Nov 27 - 1:07 AM

Ben McLemore set a new season-high on Saturday with 22 points, making 9-of-17 shots including four 3-pointers in 41 minutes of action vs. the Wolves.

The Kings blew a few big leads this week, but they took control of tonight's game in the second half and didn't let go. McLemore is shooting a solid 44.3 percent from the field with copious 3-pointers, but his inconsistency and lack of supporting stats takes a big bite out of his 8-cat/9-cat value.
Nov 22 - 11:27 PM

Ben McLemore was held to single-digit points for the second straight game on Tuesday, going 1-of-6 from the field for two points with three rebounds, one assist and one steal in 29 minutes.

Playing time hasn't been a big issue for McLemore this season, and thus far he's held off rookie Nik Stauskas for the SG job, but his scoring has plummeted after five straight double-digit games from Nov. 5-13. He contributes very few rebounds (3.0), assists (1.0), steals (0.5) or blocks (0.0), so standard-league owners should look elsewhere for points and triples.
Nov 19 - 12:39 AM

Ben McLemore scored eight points with four rebounds and one assist against the Spurs on Saturday.

He had been playing well, but we'd need to see several more games out of McLemore before declaring him as a pickup. He'll likely have more lines like this one that what he's been doing in the past week or so.
Nov 16 - 2:55 AM

Ben McLemore made 6-of-12 from the field for 17 points with four rebounds and three 3-pointers in 37 minutes against the Grizzlies on Thursday.

He was absolutely brutal on catch-and-shoot last season with less than 40 percent of those shots going in, but he turned in an effective field goal percentage of 59.4 on those attempts before tonight this season -- those account for 57.1 percent of his shot total. We're still not ready to declare he's snapped out of his rookie funk, but McLemore should be on your watch list.
Nov 14 - 12:14 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Darren Collison
2Ramon Sessions
3Ray McCallum
SG1Ben McLemore
2Nik Stauskas
SF1Rudy Gay
2Omri Casspi
PF1Reggie Evans
2Carl Landry
3Derrick Williams
4Eric Moreland
C1DeMarcus Cousins
2Jason Thompson
3Ryan Hollins