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October 14, 2019, 10:36 amBen McLemoreSG, Houston Rockets
In the wake of Gerald Green's broken left foot, the Rockets will take a closer look at Ben McLemore.
The team has been happy with McLemore's work so far, with Mike D'Antoni saying, "He has played well and we'll keep looking at him." The Rockets have a thin bench and Green was shaping up as the primary backup at shooting guard, so his minutes and shots are now up for grabs. McLemore will have to compete with guys like Danuel House and Thabo Sefolosha for wing minutes but if he was ever going to reestablish himself in the league, this looks like his best chance. Managers in 30-team leagues can consider McLemore a late-round pick, though he may be able to get himself on the radar in shallower formats over time.
Source: Salman Ali on Twitter
October 7, 2019, 7:58 pmDanuel HousePF, Houston Rockets
Danuel House (left leg laceration) will miss Tuesday's game against the Raptors.
House injured his leg last week in practice, but it wasn't considered serious. Look for his return shortly. Ben McLemore and Eric Gordon started on the wings last Thursday while House was out.
October 4, 2019, 11:05 amBen McLemoreSG, Houston Rockets
Ben McLemore drew the start at shooting guard on Friday morning, posting nine points on 3-of-5 shooting (all threes) and a steal in 22 minutes.
McLemore got the nod with Russell Westbrook and Danuel House both sitting this game out. In the past the Rockets have called upon Gerald Green to fill in at shooting guard when necessary, so that could be a lower-level battle to keep an eye on throughout the preseason. McLemore is unlikely to have much fantasy value — even in deep leagues — but stranger things have happened. Rookie Chris Clemons, who chipped in 15 points, four rebounds, three assists, two steals and three triples, could also force his way into the mix.
October 3, 2019, 4:34 pmDanuel HousePF, Houston Rockets
Danuel House (leg) needed three stitches after falling during Wednesday's practice with the Rockets and will miss tonight's game against the Clippers as a result.
This is the first we are hearing of the injury to House. It doesn't sound very serious so we should expect House to be day-to-day. Some candidates to look at for DFS lineups are Ben McLemore, Gerald Green, and Austin Rivers.
Source: Jonathan Feigen on Twitter
September 30, 2019, 11:12 pmBen McLemoreSG, Houston Rockets
Ben McLemore scored 17 points on 6-of-16 shooting while adding three rebounds, two assists and five triples against the Sharks on Monday.
McLemore is another one of the Rockets' signings this offseason to bring on more shooting. His role looks to be the same as Gerald Green's (21 points, 7-of-8 shooting, five triples, two rebounds, one assist, a steal and three blocks) which means he could come into play as a 3-point streamer sometime during the year.
July 23, 2019, 11:22 amBen McLemoreSG, Houston Rockets
Free agent Ben McLemore has agreed to a partially guaranteed two-year deal with the Rockets.
McLemore was selected by the Kings with the seventh overall pick in the 2013 draft and he has also spent time with the Grizzlies. The Rockets have limited financial options and they are taking a flier with McLemore who is still just 26 years old. It’s not a lock that he makes the final roster though.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
February 11, 2019, 3:52 pmBen McLemoreG, Sacramento Kings
CBA complications prevented Ben McLemore from signing his rumored 10-day deal with the Raptors over the weekend, and Josh Lewenberg of TSN is reporting that that agreement may have fallen through.
McLemore was going to help Toronto meet the NBA's roster requirements since they were down to 10 guys after the trade deadline, but they've since added Malcolm Miller and Chris Boucher with Jeremy Lin soon to follow. McLemore will hope to latch on elsewhere.
Source: Josh Lewenberg on Twitter
February 9, 2019, 1:36 pmBen McLemoreG, Sacramento Kings
Ben McLemore is expected to sign a 10-day contract with the Raptors after he clears waivers.
The Raptors need to fill out their bench as they now have five empty roster spots after the trade deadline. McLemore could be a decent end of the bench piece for them but don't expect him him to be picked up in any fantasy leagues.
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
February 7, 2019, 3:51 pmBen McLemoreG, Sacramento Kings
The Kings will be waiving Ben McLemore, according to Sam Amick of The Athletic.
McLemore was acquired for Garrett Temple last summer but has only averaged 8.3 minutes a night in 19 games so far this season. The six-year pro may be running out of chances at the NBA level, while the Kings open up a roster spot with this move.
Source: Sam Amick on Twitter
January 9, 2019, 4:27 amBen McLemoreG, Sacramento Kings
Ben McLemore scored 20 points off the bench in Tuesday's loss to the Suns, hitting 7-of-10 shots (including four threes) with three rebounds and one steal in 18 minutes.
This is about as fluky as it gets and we'll let you know if he can somehow stay on the radar.
September 28, 2018, 2:50 pmBen McLemoreG, Sacramento Kings
Dave Joerger said on Friday that Ben McLemore has looked great in camp in the absence of Bogdan Bogdanovic.
After a quick jet out to Memphis last season, McLemore is back with the Kings once again. There's not a lot going on for this Kings roster, so it's not inconceivable that McLemore becomes a factor off the bench for this squad if he has a strong preseason. Bogdan Bogdanovic should be ahead of him on the depth chart but the Kings have fooled us before.
Source: Jason Jones on Twitter
July 17, 2018, 12:51 pmBen McLemoreG, Memphis Grizzlies
The Kings are finalizing a trade to send forward Garrett Temple to the Grizzlies for Ben McLemore, Deyonta Davis and cash.
The deal also includes a 2021 second round pick going to the Kings. Both McLemore and Davis were on the roster bubble in Memphis, so landing a quality three and D wing in Temple for cut candidates is a solid move for the Grizzlies. Temple will have a similar role to last season when he averaged 8.4 points, 2.3 boards, 1.9 assists and 1.0 steal in 25 minutes per game. The Kings have a plethora of guards so McLemore is unlikely to see meaningful minutes and Davis, at best, could play some backup center.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
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