Ben McLemore RUMORS & NEWS

  • Kings’ McCallum making his point while Thomas heals

    Sacramento Bee "Kings rookie guard Ray McCallum plays in the NBA as if his father, Ray Sr., is still coaching him. “Playing for my father the last three years (at Detroit Mercy), my whole life he was always on me about turning the ball over,” McCallum said. “He’d take me out of games in college last year if I..." April 02

  • McLemore finally settles in as Kings’ shooting guard

    Sacramento Bee "From the moment the Kings’ Draft Day pursuit of Ben McLemore ended with him slipping to the seventh spot in 2013, the team has tried to create an atmosphere to foster success. Early in the season, that meant bringing McLemore off the bench so he wouldn’t have to deal with playing against other..." March 28

  • Kings offered McLemore, Thomas, picks for Rondo. Didn’t happen.

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Kings have their foundation up front in DeMarcus Cousins, but they need another elite player on the perimeter. Their GM Pete D’Alessandro knows it and is going after that piece. Like trying to land Rajon Rondo. Check out this interesting tidbit from Yahoo Sports’ Marc Spears in his weekly..." February 18

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    Jason Jones @mr_jasonjones

    Ben McLemore (ankle) will play tonight at Memphis

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    Sacramento Kings @SacramentoKings

    Injury Update: Ben McLemore (sprained ankle) will not return to tonight's game. #ForeverPurple

  • Ben McLemore continues to impress, could start against Brooklyn

    Sacramento Bee "In a matter of seconds, rookie guard Ben McLemore showed off many of the attributes the Kings need and that he adds. In the second quarter of Saturday’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers, forward Dorrel Wright appeared on his way to the basket for an easy layup. But McLemore tracked..." November 13

  • Kings notes: McLemore scores 23 points off bench

    Sacramento Bee "The Kings are optimistic rookie guard Ben McLemore will develop into one of the NBA's better players. But there's no rush to put McLemore in the spotlight. McLemore came off the bench for the fifth consecutive preseason game Sunday against the Portland Trail Blazers at Moda Center. He..." October 21

  • Kings Ben McLemore continues to show improvement

    Sactown Royalty "It's basketball code not to celebrate or panic too quickly after Summer League performances but it was difficult not to cringe at Ben McLemore's double dribbling lack of poise and stretches of poor shooting (33 percent from the field in five games) in July. Although he showed flashes of..." October 18

  • Ben McLemore’s jersey change hints at Kings retiring Peja Stojakovic’s number in the future

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Kings have been an historically awful NBA franchise but they did have one era of relative greatness that deserves recognition. Sacramento appeared in the playoffs for eight straight seasons from 1999-2006 under head coach Rick Adelman and played an exciting style of basketball centered..." September 04

  • Ben McLemore signs rookie deal with Kings

    CSN Bay Area "The Sacramento Kings today signed first-round draft pick Ben McLemore to a contract, according to Kings General Manager Pete D’Alessandro. Sacramento selected McLemore with the seventh-overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed. An early entry..." July 14

  • Kings first-round pick McLemore 4-of-23 in Summer League debut

    Pro Basketball Talk "It was everything Kings fans had hoped when the touted best shooter in the draft fell to them at No. 7. Early in the first quarter Ben McLemore swung into the left corner, caught the pass and with a quick, effortless motion was up and shooting a two (his foot was on the line). It was a beautiful..." July 13

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    2013 NBA Draft Day Rumors: Live Blog

    PSD Staff The 2013 NBA Draft will take place tonight in Brooklyn, NY, we will have wall-to-wall coverage of all the latest rumors, news, and picks. Major questions still remain. The Cleveland Cavaliers still seem undecided on the #1 pick (at least publicly) between Noel, Len, and Oladipo. Nobody seems to... June 28

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    Ken Berger @KBergCBS

    Teams say Sacramento's probable target in a trade up would be Kansas' Ben McLemore.

  • Ben McLemore, Tony Snell, and Steven Adams

    Bright Side Of The Sun "Ben McLemore from Kansas University was arguably the best freshman in all of college basketball during the 2012-13 season. Before the start of the season, no one was expecting McLemore to be a lottery talent in the 2013 draft. A year later (and a day before the draft), he is considered to be one..." June 26

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    2013 NBA Draft Rumors Coverage

    PSD Staff With the 2013 NBA Draft taking place on June 27th in Brooklyn, NY, we'll be covering all the latest rumors and news surrounding possible picks and trades. The most important question being: will the Cleveland Cavaliers take Nerlens Noel no. 1 overall or will they make a last minute trade?... June 26

  • If Pistons have to decide between C.J. McCollum and Michael Carter-Williams, what to do?

    Michigan Live "C.J. McCollum's journey along the pre-draft trail has brought a lot of questions, as many from himself as from NBA general managers, one of whom asked, "Are you interviewing me or am I interviewing you?" The Lehigh guard said it's important for both parties to understand each other, and with..." June 22

  • Kansas' Ben McLemore draws Ray Allen comparisons

    The News-Herald "Second in a series previewing the NBA draft on June 27. Today: Kansas shooting guard Ben McLemore; Sunday: Kentucky forward/center Nerlens Noel. It blows Ben McLemore's mind he's even being considered for the No. 1 pick. "I came from nowhere," the Kansas shooting guard said. "From nothing...." June 22

  • Would Ben McLemore fit bill at shooting guard for Magic?

    Fox Sports Florida "Orlando Magic coach Jacque Vaughn was once a guard who came out of Kansas and built a solid, if unspectacular, 12-year playing career in the NBA. If anyone in next week’s draft is regarded as the surest thing to making a far more splashy impact right away, it’s a player at the same position..." June 21

  • Cavs reportedly hosting McLemore, Porter Jr., Oladipo and Franklin

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Cavaliers declined to confirm a report by ESPN's Andy Katz that they were hosting a pre-draft workout for Kansas guard Ben McLemore, Georgetown forward Otto Porter Jr. and Indiana guard Victor Oladipo here on Wednesday. ESPN's Chad Ford reported that San Diego State guard Jamaal Franklin also..." June 19

  • Ben McLemore’s draft stock is reportedly slipping after some unimpressive workouts

    Yahoo! Sports "Although the NBA Finals have dominated the headlines for good reason, it's important to remember that the 2013 NBA Draft is now only nine days. For the majority of the league's 30 teams, the draft is still the best way to build a winner, even if the method's success often depends on luck more than..." June 19

  • Cleveland Cavaliers could make Ben McLemore first shooting guard to go No. 1 in nearly 40 years

    Akron Beacon Journal "It has been nearly 40 years since a true shooting guard was the top overall pick in the NBA Draft. If the Cavaliers elect to end that streak and select Ben McLemore first overall in two weeks, hopefully it works out better than the last time it happened. The Atlanta Hawks made David Thompson..." June 13

  • With Ben McLemore, you're getting Pippen, not Jordan

    Fox Sports Kansas City "You’re getting an awesome talent. Did we say awesome? No. Try ridiculous. Ben McLemore plays basketball in real life the way you play it on your Xbox, defying gravity and logic with the mere push of a button. The great ones make it look easy. McLemore can thread a needle from 25 feet out as if..." June 09

  • Ben McLemore is only a few steps from realizing his dream

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Ben McLemore did not take a direct route to pro basketball. No matter where the Kansas star shooting guard ends up after the NBA Draft on June 27, his road has been filled with twists and turns. He attended three high schools, was ineligible his freshman year at Kansas and then earlier this..." June 09

  • Ben McLemore says he has 'that dog in me to take over games'

    CBSSports.com "The knock on Ben McLemore, the smooth shooting guard from Kansas, is that he seems to lack a certain intensity. He's almost too smooth. Questions of his assertiveness are the major flag. And while McLemore probably has the purest shooting stroke and possibly the most complete offensive package..." June 08

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    Sam Amico @SamAmicoFSO

    Cavs front office seriously dissecting possibility of drafting Ben McLemore with No. 1 pick, source says. More this wknd on @FOXSportsOH

  • Not much movement after pre-Draft combine

    NBA.com "This will have a very short shelf life, before the May 21 lottery sets the order for the top 14 and team needs are weighed as part of the first true mock draft released that night, but it is an important update after the Chicago pre-draft combine as the largest annual gathering of NBA teams and..." May 21

  • If Pistons are lucky tonight, they'd likely consider Ben McLemore at No. 1

    Detroit Free Press "Most analysts and pundits say Kentucky center Nerlens Noel is the top prospect for the NBA draft. He retains that status despite a knee injury that probably will force him to miss some games next season and concerns over whether he has enough bulk to battle with NBA big men. But when looking..." May 21

  • Kansas guard McLemore now just waiting for his name to be called

    Charlotte Observer "Playing four nights a week against grown men and being counted on for 20 points a game doesn’t rattle Ben McLemore. Not being allowed to play an entire winter? That rattled McLemore. That was his freshman year at Kansas, after he attended two different high schools – Oak Hill Academy in..." May 18

  • Ben McLemore confirms bond with Rodney Blackstock

    USA Today "Ben McLemore said Friday he has had a relationship with Rodney Blackstock, a middleman who courted the Kansas standout on behalf of sports agents and financial advisers, since January. "Rodney Blackstock has been great," McLemore said in Chicago at the NBA pre-draft combine. "Since Day One,..." May 18

  • Magic to take closer look at Noel, McLemore, Burke at NBA Draft Combine

    Orlando Sentinel "Interviews. Physicals. On-court drills. For the 63 players assembled here for the annual NBA Draft Combine, the Windy City will feel like Whirlwind City over the next few days. For the Orlando Magic, what happens here could impact their franchise for years to come. The Magic would boost..." May 16

  • Michael Carter-Williams gives Kansas' Ben McLemore front-runner status

    Yahoo! Sports "On the day that Syracuse sophomore Michael Carter-Williams declared for the NBA draft, he said that Kansas shooting guard Ben McLemore is currently the No. 1 pick. The 6-foot-6 Orange point guard hopes to vault himself to the top spot in the minds of NBA general managers once he starts working out..." May 06

  • Kansas’ Ben McLemore declares for NBA draft

    SI.com "Kansas redshirt freshman guard Ben McLemore declared for the NBA draft on Tuesday. “I think that’s the best opportunity to me to help me and my family out,” McLemore said, according to the Kansas City Star. “Now I have the opportunity to do that.” SI.com’s Chris Mannix had McLemore in the..." May 05

  • Kansas' Ben McLemore fights through poverty to NCAA's center stage

    USA Today "With the discerning eye of a jeweler, Larry Brown made the same observation every time he watched Kansas practice last season: Of all the talented Jayhawks who led them to the national title game, the brightest gem was a freshman academically ineligible to play in games. "Bill," Brown would ask..." May 05

  • AAU Coach Says He Accepted Money To Influence Ben McLemore

    Deadspin.com "Ben McLemore's former AAU coach says he accepted money and benefits to influence the star Kansas guard's decisions, according to USA TODAY. Darius Cobb, who coached McLemore, says the founder of mentoring organization Hooplife Academy gave him two payments of $5,000 and three all-expense paid..." May 05

  • Nerlens Noel remains this year's best player

    Sporting News "With the playoffs underway at long last, the 14 teams who won’t be participating in this year’s postseason will turn their focus to the offseason, starting with the draft. While this is not supposed to be a draft with overwhelming talent, there will be some good finds among the incoming rookies...." May 05

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