Player Page

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
Contract: view contract details

Latest News

Recent News

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

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days

Player News


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

Marc Stein of ESPN said that the Kings are still "actively" trying to trade Ben McLemore.

He had a miserable season in Sacramento, posting averages of 7.8 points, 2.2 boards, 1.2 assists, 0.8 steals and 1.0 treys on 42.9 percent shooting from the field. The Kings added Arron Afflalo, Malachi Richardson and Garrett Temple on the wings this summer, so it's clear that they are prepared to move on from the 23-year-old guard. He probably won't have much fantasy value next season regardless of where he lands.
Source: ESPN
Jul 9 - 11:28 AM

Teams around the league have reportedly reached out to the Kings regarding the availability of Ben McLemore.

McLemore's name has popped up numerous times in the rumor mill over the past few seasons, so it wouldn't be surprising to see him moved elsewhere this summer. Various injuries forced McLemore to miss 14 games during the 2015-16 season, and he was only able to muster up averages 7.8 points and 1.0 triple per game on 42.9 percent shooting while earning just 21.2 minutes a night. It's tough to see him landing in a situation where his value will significantly improve.
Jun 21 - 4:29 PM

Ben McLemore scored 24 points with five rebounds, three assists, two steals and four 3-pointers against the Rockets on Wednesday.

It was one of his best games of the season and the first time he scored more than 15 points since January. McLemore did not have good third season, averaging 7.8 points, 2.2 boards,1.2 assists and 1.0 treys on 42.9 percent from the field. The Kings will likely address the wing in the draft, assuming they keep their top-10 protected pick.
Apr 13 - 11:02 PM

Ben McLemore started on Monday vs. the Suns, scoring 14 points with seven rebounds, one assist, one block and one 3-pointer in 36 minutes.

He shot 6-of-15 from the field and he even saw some minutes at point guard with Rajon Rondo and Darren Collison resting, so it looks like the Kings want to give him a lot of playing time while they tank. McLemore doesn't have a lot of upside, but he's at least worth a look for Wednesday's game vs. the Rockets, assuming the Kings rest more players.
Apr 12 - 12:42 AM

Seth Curry, Ben McLemore, Willie Cauley-Stein, Rudy Gay and Kosta Koufos are starting against the Suns on Monday.

This will be McLemore's best chance for production with most of the shooting guard minutes. He's a risky player to use, but the matchup is excellent for him.
Apr 11 - 9:08 PM

Ben McLemore returned to the bench on Tuesday vs. the Blazers, scoring seven points on 3-of-6 shooting with two boards, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 27 minutes.

He still got plenty of playing time, but didn't do much with his minutes. Seth Curry is rolling right now and is the shooting guard to own in Sacramento for the rest of the season. Leave McLemore on the wire.
Apr 6 - 1:01 AM

Ben McLemore moved into the starting lineup on Saturday vs. the Nuggets, scoring 14 points on 6-of-12 shooting with four boards, one assist, one steal and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

Seth Curry outplayed him again, but McLemore had his best outing in a while and could see plenty of minutes down the stretch with the Kings tanking and resting their veterans. It also helps that Marco Belinelli (foot) and Omri Casspi (hamstring) may not play again this season. For now, most owners will want to see McLemore do it again because the Kings only have three games next week.
Apr 2 - 11:33 PM

Ben McLemore will start over Seth Curry against the Nuggets on Saturday.

The Kings technically only have one point guard in Darren Collison, so it makes sense to bring Curry off the bench. McLemore has not played well at all, so he's not to be trusted unless you're extremely desperate.
Apr 2 - 7:49 PM

Ben McLemore (finger) returned from a 10-game absence with 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting, two 3-pointers, one rebound and one assist.

McLemore did his damage in 20 minutes off the bench, taking part in an offensive bonanza as the Kings racked up 133 points -- the highest allowed by the Mavs this season. He faces stiff competition from Seth Curry, Darren Collison and possibly James Anderson, however, and Belinelli's return will also do him no favors. There are better options on your waiver wire.
Mar 27 - 9:22 PM

Ben McLemore (finger) will be available to play Sunday against the Mavs.

McLemore hasn't played since early-March, so if he does manage to take the court tonight, it'll likely only be in a limited capacity. McLemore is not worth owning in most leagues.
Mar 27 - 5:59 PM

Ben McLemore (finger) has been upgraded to probable for Sunday's game against the Mavs.

Probable in Sacramento generally means he's playing, but given that McLemore hasn't taken the court since March 7, he'll more than likely be brought along slowly. McLemore has been disappointing this season, and is not worth owning in most leagues.
Mar 27 - 3:59 PM

Ben McLemore (finger) is questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Mavericks.

He said on Friday that he's hopeful to play, so he is nearing a return. Even if McLemore plays Sunday, he isn't worth deploying in most leagues because he's been very quiet all season.
Mar 26 - 7:45 PM

Ben McLemore (finger) said that he's hopeful to return to action Sunday vs. the Mavericks.

McLemore has not been worth owning in most leagues this season, so there's no reason to get too excited about his impending return. Leave him on the wire.
Mar 25 - 9:36 PM