McLemore ended with just nine points (3-5 FG, 3-5 3Pt), two rebounds, and one steal in 23 minutes during Friday's 109-96 preseason victory over the Clippers.
McLemore got the start with Danuel House (leg) on the sidelines but failed to produce anything of note. Despite signing a partially guaranteed deal with the Rockets, it appears very unlikely McLemore will be an every night part of the rotation and he has little to no fantasy value, even in the deepest of formats.
McLemore signed a partially guaranteed two-year contract with the Rockets on Tuesday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
It has been a tough few years for McLemore since the former Kansas standout was a lottery pick back, and he played in just 19 games over the course of the 2018-19 season. However, while it was in limited action, McLemore did shoot 41.5 percent with Sacramento last season, which was by far the highest mark of his career. Under a partially guaranteed deal, he will most likely have to earn his way onto the Rockets' final roster during training camp and preseason.
McLemore is no longer expected to sign with the Raptors, Josh Lewenberg of TSN.ca reports.
McLemore was originally expected to ink a 10-day deal with the Raptors after being waived by the Kings last week, but some complications with the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) caused the deal to stall and ultimately sputter out. The 26-year-old, who owns career averages of 8.8 points and 2.5 rebounds, will now look for work elsewhere.
McLemore's 10-day contract with the Raptors isn't yet official and may not be finalized until after Monday's game against the Nets, Blake Murphy of The Athletic reports.
After being waived by the Kings on Thursday, McLemore didn't clear waivers until Saturday and has yet to officially put pen to paper on a deal with Toronto, despite the two sides having apparently reached an agreement. The Raptors eliminated one potential barrier to bringing in McLemore by signing Chris Boucher and Malcolm Miller to multi-year contracts, thereby increasing the roster to the 12 men mandated by the league for teams to sign players to 10-day deals. Toronto still has three open roster spots, with McLemore and Jeremy Lin on track to fill two of those vacancies. Even if McLemore's contract situation is resolved prior to Monday's game, he likely won't be included in coach Nick Nurse's rotation given his lack of practice time in advance.
McLemore is planning to sign a 10-day contract with the Raptors once he clears waivers, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
McLemore struggled to carve out a role with the Kings this season, playing just 158 minutes before being waived this past week. The Raptors aren't afraid to take a small gamble on the former No. 7 overall pick, however, and will have him try out on a 10-day deal. The soon-to-be 26-year-old has shot 36.4 percent from deep since his second year in the league.
The Kings waived McLemore on Thursday, Sam Amick of The Athletic reports.
McLemore's second stint with the Kings will come to an unceremonious end after Sacramento found no takers for the 2013 lottery pick on the open market. Set to turn 26 years old next week and with career marks of 41.7 percent from the field and 35.3 percent from three-point range, McLemore is running out of time to prove that he's a rotation-caliber player at the NBA level.
McLemore exploded for 20 points (7-10 FG, 4-6 3Pt, 2-3 FT), three rebounds, and one steal in 18 minutes during Tuesday's 115-111 loss to the Suns.
McLemore was magnificent, pouring in season highs in scoring and made threes while matching season highs in rebounds, steals, and minutes. The fact that McLemore was having such an incredible night and yet coach Dave Joerger still didn't feed the hot hand illustrates McLemore's minimal fantasy value, and once Iman Shumpert (finger) returns to the lineup, McLemore could once again become an afterthought in the rotation.
McLemore had three points and one rebound in 10 minutes during Tuesday's 122-105 victory over Phoenix.
McLemore played 10 minutes off the bench during Tuesday's thumping of the Suns, finishing with just three points and one rebound. It is the most court time he has seen this season and given the way the Kings are playing right now, there is no reason to believe that will change any time soon.
McLemore (personal) logged five minutes and recorded an assist in Sunday's game against Utah.
McLemore hadn't taken the floor since Nov. 1 against Atlanta due to a personal issue, but he appeared in his sixth game of the season near the end of the fourth quarter in garbage time Sunday. He doesn't appear to be in the rotation currently and is unlikely to see much action in the foreseeable future.
McLemore (personal) has been ruled out of Monday's game agianst the Thunder, Jason Jones of The Athletic reports.
McLemore will miss his second consecutive game for personal reasons. He wasn't playing much prior to the absence, so this shouldn't affect the rotation. His next opportunity to see the court would be Wednesday against the Jazz, and he should be considered questionable for that contest.
McLemore is not with the Kings due to personal reasons for Saturday's contest against the Rockets, Jason Anderson of The Sacramento Bee reports.
It's not clear if McLemore will be out for just one game or for an extended period. That said, he hasn't been in the rotation recently, last playing Nov. 1 against the Hawks.
McLemore had three points (1-2 FG, 1-1 3Pt) in six minutes during Thursday's 146-115 win over the Hawks.
McLemore has appeared in five of the team's nine games thus far. However, he is averaging less than five minutes per game and seems to be buried behind Buddy Hield, Iman Shumpert, Justin Jackson, and Yogi Ferrell on the depth chart.
McLemore was traded to the Kings on Tuesday along with Deyonta Davis and cash in exchange for Garrett Temple, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.
After one season in Memphis, McLemore will return to the team that originally selected him with the 7th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. After five NBA seasons, McLemore is yet to make the impact of most lottery picks, and he now lands with a team in Sacramento that already has plenty of young backcourt talent with the likes of Bogdan Bogdanovic, Buddy Hield and Justin Jackson all under contract. As a result, minutes will likely be hard to come by once again for the 25-year-old this season.
McLemore managed 7.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 0.9 assists over 56 games played with Memphis during the 2017-18 season.
McLemore was just about average all season long as his stats indicate. The 24-year-old only scored more than 20-points twice while playing in a career low 56 games. McLemore is bound to make around $5.4 million next year in what would be his final year on his contract.
McLemore finished with 18 points (8-15 FG, 0-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), seven rebounds, and one assist in 42 minutes during Monday's 113-94 loss to the Timberwolves.
McLemore managed a team high scoring effort while earning 10 minutes more than any other Grizzly. He couldn't find his form from beyond the arc, but overall it was a fairly efficient showing. With the team locked in to the second-worst record, McLemore and company can let it all hang out during Wednesday's season finale versus the playoff-bound Thunder.
McLemore had just three points (1-7 FG, 0-4 3Pt, 1-1 FT), one rebound and one block during the Grizzlies' 94-93 loss to the Kings on Friday.
McLemore struggled from the floor Friday, failing to make one of his four three-point attempts while converting just one of his seven shots overall. The former Kansas standout is averaging a career low 7.1 points during his fifth NBA season.
McLemore will draw the start Wednesday against the Pelicans.
With Wayne Selden sitting out with a sore knee, McLemore will jump into the starting lineup. Over the past two games, McLemore is averaging 26.0 minutes, and it's likely he'll see more Tuesday.
McLemore posted seven points (2-9 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 3-3 FT), four rebounds and one assist across 21 minutes in Thursday's 140-79 loss to the Hornets.
In a game that was all-around terrible for the Grizzlies, McLemore did not do much to help the team out, as he made just two field-goal attempts on nine tries. He will need to become a more efficient shooter if he wants to make an impact off the bench, as he is just four for his last 19 from the floor.
Mclemore failed to score while adding just one rebound in seven minutes during Thursday's 111-110 loss to Chicago.
McLemore got into early foul trouble and never got going against the Bulls. Tyreke Evans also returned which will likely have a negative impact on McLemore. He had a nice run of performances over the last two weeks but could fall away now. He is really only an option in deeper leagues, and even then, comes with some risk.
McLemore supplied 16 points (6-9 FG, 3-4 3Pt, 1-2 FT), three rebounds, two assists, and one block in 22 minutes during Monday's 121-103 loss to the Bucks.
McLemore returned to a reserve role but managed to reach double figures in scoring for his sixth straight appearance. He has yet to be held to single digits here in March, this after scoring in double digits only nine times through his first 38 showings this season. Even though McLemore is in the midst of a hot streak, he's probably best reserved for use in deeper leagues. However, fantasy owners should keep in mind that he has been among the most inconsistent contributors through his almost five-year career.
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