Rockets Sign Ben McLemore

Ben McLemore has signed with the Rockets, general manager Daryl Morey announced on Twitter. He received a partially guaranteed two-year deal, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic (Twitter link).

McLemore, 26, has been a free agent since being waived by the Kings in February. The shooting guard spent most of his career in Sacramento after being taken with the seventh pick in the 2013 draft. He signed with the Grizzlies in 2017, but played just 56 games there before being traded back to the Kings. He appeared in just 19 games last season, averaging 3.9 PPG but shooting a career-best .415 from 3-point range.

The addition of McLemore gives Houston six players with partially or non-guaranteed contracts, notes ESPN’s Bobby Marks (Twitter link). The Rockets have just nine players with fully guaranteed deals, along with three Exhibit 10 contracts and both two-way slots still open.


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10 thoughts on “Rockets Sign Ben McLemore

  1. victorg

    I actually like this move I mean we are talking him being the 5th guard on the roster if you don’t count Gerald green as a SG

  2. jirogers72

    Another lottery pick that gives reason to trade draft choices for proven talent.

  3. hiflew

    Hard to believe he is only 26. It feels like he has been disappointing NBA crowds for much longer.

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