Recently acquired Memphis Grizzlies shooting guard Ben McLemore is expected to miss 12 weeks following surgery on his right foot, the team announced Tuesday.
Per the Grizzlies, McLemore has been diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture of the fifth metatarsal. He suffered the injury in a pick-up game in Los Angeles.
Based on the 12-week estimate, McLemore could be ready for action again in the last week of October, perhaps in time for the Grizzlies’ regular-season opener.
McLemore, 24, signed a two-year contract for about $10.7 million in July. He spent the first four seasons of his career with the Sacramento Kings and averaged 8.1 points last year.
He was one of two noted free-agent additions for the Grizzlies this summer, joining former Kings and New Orleans Pelicans swingman Tyreke Evans.
Here’s more from around the NBA:
- Former NBA guard Anthony Parker has been named general manager of the Orlando Magic’s G-League affiliate in Lakeland, Fla., the team announced Tuesday. Also, former Kent State, Arkansas and South Florida coach Stan Heath has been hired as coach of Lakeland.
- Free agent point guard Ramon Sessions has officially signed with the New York Knicks, per the team. Sessions’ deal is reportedly for one year and $2.3 million. The Knicks are his eight team in 10 seasons.
- The Knicks also officially announced the signing of free agent forward Michael Beasley. Click here for details.