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Ben McLemore is making the most of his second chance with the Sacramento Kings.
McLemore is a 6-foot-5 shooting guard who was drafted by the Kings with the No. 7 overall pick in 2013. He then signed with the Memphis Grizzlies in free agency before last season. The Grizzlies traded him back to the Kings (for guard Garrett Temple) in July.
Now, he’s been a nice surprise in Kings camp, according to a story by Jason Anderson of the Sacramento Bee.
“My confidence is on high and I want to continue to get better each and every day, help my teammates … and do whatever they want me to do,” McLemore said. “That’s defensive, offensive, whatever the case might be. I’ve prepared myself all summer for this moment, so I’m ready.”
McLemore averaged 13.9 points in 56 games with the downtrodden Grizzlies last season. He’s now playing for coach Dave Joerger with the Kings, and McLemore could get an opportunity with second-year guard Bogdan Bogdanovic out with a knee injury.
McLemore reiterated he’s ready and feels as if he fits in well.
“The style of play they want to play, it fits me perfect, the way I play, the things I do,” McLemore said. “I shoot the ball well, I run the floor, play defense, all those kinds of things. I just want to continue to do what I need to do each and every day to get better and help my teammates get better.”