The Bulls and Wolves have both expressed interest in trading for the Kings’ Ben McLemore, tweets Chris Broussard of ESPN.com. Sacramento is reportedly desperate to find a taker for the third-year shooting guard and has been working with him to find an interested team. Minnesota has been mentioned as a possible suitor, but Chicago’s interest appears to be new.
The Kings are believed to be seeking immediate help for a late-season playoff push, rather than draft picks. Cleveland is among several Eastern Conference teams that Sacramento has contacted.
McLemore’s scoring average has dropped sharply this year, down to 7.7 points per game from 12.1 last season. The Kings picked up his option for 2016/17 in October, and he will make slightly more than $4MM next season.