Ben McLemore Has Team Option Picked Up by Kings: Latest Details, Reaction

October 3rd, 2015 by Joseph Zucker Leave a reply »

The Sacramento Kings didn't waste any time locking Ben McLemore up for next season. According to James Ham of, the team exercised the fourth-year option on the 22-year-old guard, which means he'll be a restricted free agent in the summer of 2017. The team confirmed the move Saturday afternoon.

Akis Yerocostas of SB Nation's Sactown Royalty noted why this is more notable for the Kings than it otherwise would be with a different franchise:

While McLemore improved in his second year in the NBA, he has yet to live up to his status as the No. 7 pick in the 2013 draft. In 82 games last year, he averaged 12.1 points a game on 43.7 percent shooting, including 35.8 percent from three-point range.

To a certain extent, McLemore's development has been stunted by the overall organizational dysfunction and poor roster construction in Sacramento. That could change in 2015-16 with the additions of Rajon Rondo, Kosta Koufos and Willie Cauley-Stein. Not to mention, George Karl will have had an entire offseason to work with his team.

Regardless of whether he has been underwhelming on the court or not, picking up McLemo ...

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