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Ben McLemore | Guard | #23

Team: Memphis Grizzlies
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/11/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 195
College: Kansas
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (7) / SAC
Contract: view contract details

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Ben McLemore scored a team-high 18 points with seven rebounds and one assist in Monday's loss to the Wolves.
He was a -26 in his 42 minutes. The Grizzlies clinched the second worst record in the NBA tonight, so maybe they won't rest as many players on Wednesday. McLemore has had a few random scoring outbursts this season and has four games with 13+ points out of his last five, but for the most part, this has been another forgetful campaign for the 25-year-old wing. Apr 9 - 10:51 PM

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Ben McLemore scored 14 points with four rebounds, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers in 27 minutes against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

He took over for Wayne Selden (knee) and Selden has been hurt a lot this year, so maybe McLemore sticks in the first unit. MarShon Brooks looks like the better add, though.
Apr 4 - 10:39 PM

Ben McLemore will be in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game against the Pelicans.

Wayne Selden (knee) is out an addition to the usuals (Tyreke Evans, Andrew Harrison and Mike Conley), so McLemore could be looking at quality minutes with the starting unit tonight and he could see a decent amount of shots falling his way. He's on the radar as a potential deep league streamer. Joining him in the starting five will be Kobi Simmons, Dillon Brooks, Jarell Martin and Marc Gasol.

Ben McLemore came off the bench on Sunday for 13 points on 5-of-12 shooting, five rebounds and one steal in 29 minutes vs. the Blazers.

McLemore picked up extra minutes with MarShon Brooks (left ankle) unavailable tonight, but this doesn't help fantasy owners. He's been lousy all season and it's anyone's guess if he'll be in the rotation next season -- Memphis owes him a guaranteed $5.4 million.
Apr 1 - 11:32 PM

Ben McLemore struggled to stay on the court Thursday, recording just one rebound across eight foul-plagued minutes.

Foul trouble was an issue, but Tyreke Evans’ (ribs) return had a lot more to do with McLemore’s lack of production. He had a nice stretch while Memphis was ridiculously banged up, but he’ll slip back to irrelevancy in most leagues with the team getting healthy again.
Mar 15 - 11:02 PM

Ben McLemore returned to the bench on Monday vs. the Bucks, but kept his foot on the gas with 16 points, three rebounds, two assists, one block and three 3-pointers.

He finished 6-of-9 from the field, split a pair of free throws and did all his damage in just 22 minutes. McLemore is having one of his best stretches of the season with averages of 14.6 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.8 steals and 2.0 triples in his previous five March games. With the Grizzlies depleted by several injuries to their backcourt, McLemore is worth a look in deeper leagues if you want to ride the hot hand. The Grizzlies are off until Thursday and only have two more games this week, though.
Mar 12 - 10:54 PM

Ben McLemore will move back to the bench on Monday vs. the Bucks.

Marc Gasol is returning from a rest day, but the Grizzlies are going to start three bigs (JaMychal Green, Jarell Martin and Gasol). McLemore has been hot in March, averaging 14.6 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.8 steals and 2.0 triples.
Mar 12 - 7:56 PM

Ben McLemore scored 14 points with four rebounds, one turnover and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes against the Jazz on Saturday.

He's playing a ton with 38 minutes in each of his previous two games with a DNP-Personal in between. McLemore looks like he's ticketed for big minutes all year and he's been scoring the ball well, but it wouldn't be a total shock to see him be a DNP-Rest on Saturday. He's a low-end hold in deeper leagues.
Mar 9 - 10:58 PM

Ben McLemore (personal) returned on Wednesday with 17 points (5-of-11 FGs, 4-of-5 FTs), three 3-pointers, seven rebounds, three steals and two assists.

McLemore missed Monday's game and his availability was welcome news for a decimated Grizzlies team without guards Mike Conley, Mario Chalmers, Andrew Harrison and Tyreke Evans. He did commit six turnovers in 38 minutes tonight, but most owners will happily accept that caveat for solid across-the-board production from a waiver-wire scrub. The Grizzlies' injury woes aren't going away any time soon, making McLemore a reasonable pickup if you're in need of a scoring guard.
Mar 7 - 11:10 PM

Kobi Simmons, Ben McLemore, Dillon Brooks, JaMychal Green and Marc Gasol will start against the Bulls on Wednesday.

It's the tank game of the night and the Grizzlies will roll with their No. 5 PG as their starter. McLemore should be busy tonight after he did not play on Monday due to personal reasons. Wayne Selden will likely pick up some backup PG minutes while Xavier Rathan-Mayes also gets some extra wing minutes.
Mar 7 - 7:22 PM

Ben McLemore (personal) will play on Wednesday against the Bulls.

He was away from the team for Monday's game, but he's back and he is probably going to start. The Grizzlies are missing four point guards tonight and Wayne Selden likely still has a minutes limit, so McLemore could find himself getting minutes in the 30s again.
Mar 7 - 5:45 PM

Ben McLemore (personal) is not being listed on the injury report for Wednesday's game against the Bulls.

McLemore was a late scratch on Monday due to a personal issue, but it sounds like he'll be back out there on Wednesday, and he could be very busy on offense with Mario Chalmers (hamstring), Andrew Harrison (wrist) and Tyreke Evans (ribs) unavailable.
Mar 6 - 5:56 PM

Ben McLemore (personal) will not play on Monday vs. the Spurs.

This comes out of nowhere with about an hour to go before tip-off. Luckily for Memphis, Wayne Selden (knee) is going to give it a go tonight and Chandler Parsons is active.
Mar 5 - 7:13 PM

Ben McLemore scored 20 points with seven rebounds, four assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 38 minutes against the Magic on Saturday.

That's one point off his season-high 21, and it crushes his 4.0 points per game from February. The Grizzlies are running out of guards right now, so McLemore may find himself getting 30 minutes for the next week or so. He's been awful leading up to March, so you would have to be dropping something you won't miss to add him. Plus, maybe the other guards won't be out much longer.
Mar 3 - 9:32 PM

Ben McLemore scored 12 points with three rebounds, two assists, four steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes against the Nuggets on Friday.

He's been really bad lately, but McLemore had his best game in a while. The Grizzlies are going to be resting some players tomorrow, but it's still really tough to count on the former King.
Mar 2 - 10:36 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Mike Conley
2Andrew Harrison
3Briante Weber
4Mario Chalmers
5Marquis Teague
SG1Wayne Selden
2Ben McLemore
3Kobi Simmons
4Tyreke Evans
5MarShon Brooks
SF1Dillon Brooks
2Myke Henry
PF1JaMychal Green
2Chandler Parsons
3Jarell Martin
4Ivan Rabb
C1Marc Gasol
2Deyonta Davis