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The Sacramento Kings are waiving shooting guard Ben McLemore, according to a report from Sam Amick of The Athletic.
McLemore, 25, got lost in the shuffle with the Kings for a second time. The former No. 7 overall draft pick (2013) spent last season with the Grizzlies before returning to the franchise that drafted him in a trade.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are among the teams that would have an interest in McLemore, league sources said. The Cavs traded Alec Burks to the Kings in a three-way deal on Wednesday and have a bit of a hole at shooting guard.
McLemore is 6-foot-5 and averaging just 3.9 points in 8.3 minutes per game this season. He averaged a career-high 12.1 points in 2014-15, when he started all 82 games for the Kings.
Ben McLemore waived by #Kings. It was between McLemore and Anthony Bennett for #Cavs for No. 1 overall pick in 2013. Cavs went with Bennett. Team owner Dan Gilbert wanted Victor Oladipo in that draft but told the basketball staff it was their call.
— Sam Amico (@AmicoHoops) February 7, 2019