McLemore played one minute in Friday's 120-108 loss to the Cavaliers, missing his only field-goal attempt and accruing no other statistics.
After an uninspiring 14-game run as the Kings' starting shooting guard, McLemore has come off the bench in the past four games, and for at least the time being, it seems coach Dave Joerger has settled on Garrett Temple as his replacement in the lineup. Not only has McLemore seen his playing time drop as a result of the benching, but he seems to have just about fallen out of the rotation, as Arron Afflalo has been slotting in as Temple's top backup. Over those four games, McLemore has seen a grand total of three minutes, and hasn't appeared at all in two of those contests. The fourth-year player is unlikely to be retained by the Kings when he becomes a restricted free agent this summer, and could even be dealt prior to the Feb. 23 trade deadline.
McLemore will come off the bench for Friday's matchup against the Clippers, Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee reports.
McLemore has started the last 14 games he has played in, but he will be replaced in the starting lineup Friday by Ty Lawson. It appears the Kings are looking to shake up their starting backcourt. It is unclear if this decision is matchup based or something they intend to keep trying going forward. McLemore has seen his workload slightly decrease over the past month, and is not trending in the right direction in terms of playing time.
McLemore (quad) will both play and start Friday's game against the Grizzlies, Memphis announcer Eric Hasseltine reports.
McLemore sat out the Kings' last game Wednesday to rest his sore quad, but he will be back in action Friday night. McLemore averaged 23 minutes and 6.6 points per game in the three contests he appeared in prior to injuring his quad Monday.
McLemore (quad) participated in Friday's shootaround and said he will play in Friday's game against the Grizzlies, Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee reports.
It looks as if McLemore will play Friday after all, as he appears to have gone through the morning shootaround without any lingering issues. Should McLemore return to the starting lineup, Garrett Temple, who started Wednesday against the Rockets, will return to the bench as a reserve.
McLemore (quad) is lsited as questionable for Friday's game against the Grizzlies, James Ham of CSN California reports.
McLemore was absent from Wednesday's game against the Rockets after suffering the quad injury on Monday. It looks like there is a chance he plays Friday, but a final decision likely won't be made until pregame warmups. In the event that McLemore is unable to play, look for Garrett Temple to once again start at shooting guard.
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