Kings parting ways with McLemore; Cavaliers may pursue

Shooting guard Ben McLemore is looking for a team after being waived by the Kings at the trade deadline.

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.

2 Comments on "Kings parting ways with McLemore; Cavaliers may pursue"

  1. Would be a fairly decent pick up but The Cavs will have to waive someone wont they? Don’t think they have a space on the roster for him.

    • They could still waive Knight, of course, and it wouldn’t shock me if they already know Nwaba isn’t going to be here long-term … and make a move accordingly. Thanks Steve!

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