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Ben McLemore
Ben McLemore
Position: G
Born: 02/11/93
Height: 6-5 / 1.96
Weight:194 lbs. / 88.4 kg.
Salary: $4,008,882
So what was the issue? Many thought Vlade Divac’s additions over the summer would help his development as a player, because that’s normally what competition does. It was quite the contrary, according to McLemore. “It’s called sacrificing. There was sacrifices that needed to be made,” McLemore told Cowbell Kingdom. “We added a lot of pieces and stuff like that. At the end of the day, I can only control what I can control. I can control going out there and playing my game and playing with confidence and just going out there and playing free.”
The Kings’ transition defense has been terrible this season, ranking 28th in the league with a 2.59 Beat Back on D Rate. Among players, McLemore ranks last by a mile among 274 qualified players with a 1.04 Beat Back on D Rate. The second worst player is Jordan Hill with a 0.96 Beat Back on D Rate. As a unit, the Kings have a terrible floor balance, and often all five players are hanging around below the foul line after a shot is taken. Turnovers are another contributing factor, and the Kings rank 29th in TO per 100 Touches at 5.22. It’s almost impossible to have a great defense with a high turnover rate.