The Portland Trail Blazers have signed free agent guard Ben McLemore, it was announced today by president of basketball operations Neil Olshey.
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Free agent guard Ben McLemore has agreed to a deal with the Portland Trail Blazers, Klutch Sports CEO Rich Paul told HoopsHype. It’s a one-year, $2.4 million deal between the two sides. McLemore will add shooting off the bench for Portland, which is known for its player development program.
Michael Scotto: Free agent guard Ben McLemore has agreed to a deal with the Portland Trail Blazers, @Klutch Sports CEO Rich Paul told @HoopsHype.
Michael Scotto: Ben McLemore, rocking a Tune Squad jersey, on re-signing with the Lakers in free agency: “We’ll see. It’s a business. Obviously, my time here was amazing. I appreciate Rob (Pelinka) and Frank (Vogel) giving me the opportunity to be on this great big platform with the Lakers.”
Shams Charania: Ben McLemore’s contract with the Lakers is for the remainder of the season, Klutch Sports CEO Rich Paul tells @TheAthletic @Stadium .
Shams Charania: Free agent Ben McLemore has agreed to a deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.
Shams Charania: The Houston Rockets are planning to waive swingman Ben McLemore, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Several contenders are expected to express interest in the sharpshooting wing.
Alykhan Bijani: FYI: The #Rockets guaranteed Ben McLemore’s contract for the 2020-2021 season on Thursday. This is the second year of a 2-year deal.
McLemore isn’t nervous as his guarantee date approaches. “I know my contract,” he said. “But the non-guaranteed deal doesn’t faze me. I grew up with nothing. Nothing was guaranteed.” Even if the unexpected happens, McLemore will keep battling. This season has revived his passion. Almost everyone McLemore has come into contact with over those wayward first six seasons will be rooting for him. “I love him,” Joerger said.
Daryl Morey: Welcome to the @HoustonRockets @BenMcLemore !
Shams Charania: Free agent Ben McLemore has agreed to a partially guaranteed two-year deal with the Houston Rockets, league source tells @The Athletic @Stadium.
Jordan Schultz: FA SG Ben McLemore worked out for the #Rockets, a source tells ESPN. The former seventh overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, McLemore played in 19 games for the #Kings last year – averaging 3.9 PPG on 41.5 percent 3s. Former #Hawks SG Jaylen Morris worked out for Houston as well.
Blake Murphy: The Ben McLemore 10-day with the Raptors is not happening, at least for the time being, per a source. Roster shuffle made a 10-day less necessary, especially pre-All-Star.
Josh Lewenberg: There were some CBA complications that prevented the signing of Ben McLemore to a 10-day contract over the weekend, as planned. It sounds like that deal has fallen through since. Raptors have to add 1 more player but I’d imagine they’re looking at bigs.
The Kings today acquired forward Caleb Swanigan from the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for forward Skal Labissiere, according to General Manager Vlade Divac. Additionally, the team has waived guard Ben McLemore III.
Memphis Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace today announced that the team signed guard Ben McLemore to a multi-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal are not disclosed.
“We want to welcome Ben McLemore to the Grizzlies organization,” Wallace said. “Ben brings tremendous athleticism, significant upside and a tireless work ethic to our franchise, while adding more outside shooting to our rotation. We are confident he will continue his development as a player and thrive under head coach David Fizdale and his staff.”
Adrian Wojnarowski: Free agent Ben McLemore is finalizing a deal with Memphis, league sources tell ESPN.
Chris Haynes: Ben McLemore and Memphis have agreed to terms on a two-year, $10.7 million deal, league sources tell ESPN.
The Lakers have also expressed interest in Ben McLemore, a 24-year-old shooting guard who began his career with the Sacramento Kings. They have also been leaning toward re-signing Tyler Ennis, a 22-year-old point guard who was traded to the Lakers in February.
Jordan Schultz: The #Bucks are aggressively going after free agent guard Ben McLemore, source says. Both #Knicks and #Lakers also interested in McLemore I’m told.
Chris Mannix: Memphis among the teams showing interest in ex-Kings guard Ben McLemore, league source told @The Vertical.
Chris Haynes: New York and Milwaukee have inquired about the young swingman Ben McLemore, league sources tell ESPN. He’s an intriguing free agent.
Ramona Shelburne: Among the FAs the Lakers called tonight: Iggy, Rondo & Ben McLemore
Mike Fisher: Source to http://DallasBasketball.com – #Mavs interested in making reclamation project of ex #Kings G Ben McLemore ‘at budget price’ (i.e. min)
Chris Haynes: Sacramento Kings to decline extending qualifying offer to Ben McLemore and he’ll become unrestricted free agent, league sources tell ESPN.
After practice Wednesday, McLemore said he has given little thought to what it might all mean for his future in Sacramento. “I’m really not even focused on that,” McLemore said. “I let my agent Rich Paul and my circle kind of handle all that, and keep me up to date with things like that. Now I’ve got a daughter here in my world, so I’m really focused on that and finishing the season strong.”
It is believed throughout NBA circles that McLemore’s best playing days would come in a different uniform; his name has been linked to much trade chatter the past few years.
“It’s one of the most important years to come for me. But at the end of the day, I’ll continue to do what I do best, and that’s working my butt off.” McLemore can become a free agent after the season. He’ll be restricted if the Kings make a qualifying offer rather than letting him leave as an unrestricted free agent. With the rising salary cap, players on their rookie deals such as McLemore are bargains. A qualifying offer for McLemore for the 2017-18 season will cost the Kings just $5.4 million.
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Shams Charania: Free agent center Jahlil Okafor is signing a non-guaranteed deal with the Atlanta Hawks, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium.
The Cairns Taipans have announced that high-flying import Cameron Oliver will not be returning to the NBL this season, and instead accept an Exhibit 10 contract in California. The club originally signed Oliver with the intentions of providing him with a pathway to a higher level and are thrilled that he is one step closer to the NBA. After a stellar debut with the Taipans, Oliver committed to a new two-year deal in 2020. His second season with the club was cut short due to family reasons, which the club accepted and provided him with a release to return home to the US. He received a 10-day contract with the Houston Rockets towards the end of the 2020-21 NBA season and in August suited up for the Golden State Warriors at Summer League.
“This is such a positive outcome. Cam said that he has never felt this close to his NBA dream, and this is exactly what we want. It speaks volumes of the Taipans organisation because they took a chance on him and look where he is now,” said Coach Forde. “I came into this role knowing that Cam was on the fringe of the NBA – so we have been diligently planning for this possibility and it’s fortunate it’s at this time, during the pre-season. We’ve been prepared for all scenarios but now we can progress forward with certainty. “I’m so happy for him, the team are extremely proud of him and now we get to move forward, sign another talented player and focus on winning a Championship for Cairns.”
Garza, who was the 52nd overall pick, was named to the All-Summer League second team after averaging 15 points, 9.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists and one blocked shot in five games with the Pistons. He finished off his stay in Las Vegas with his best game, recording 21 points and 15 rebounds. According to Ian Begley of SNY, the Pistons are expected to convert Garza’s two-way contract to a standard NBA deal prior to the start of the season. Detroit would then have an open two-way spot they could use to sign an additional player.
Scott Agness: The Pacers have applied for the NBA’s Disabled Player Exception, league source told @FieldhouseFiles. It would allow them to add another player after guard Edmond Sumner had surgery this week to repair a torn left Achilles.
What is your take on the Zach LaVine FA rumors in 2022? How realistic is it for the Celtics financially and roster wise? Thanks, Jeff. Brian Robb: LaVine is a name that has been floated for a little bit as a potential target for Boston if Bradley Beal elects to stay put in Washington. His age and position do line up fairly well among Boston’s current group, however, there are some significant obstacles in any pursuit of the shooting guard during the next year.
A potential Celtics free agent target could be Chicago’s Zach LaVine, who is entering the final year of his contract. He will have to prove he can lead the Bulls to the playoffs before a contract extension. LaVine changed representation recently and signed with Klutch Sports, which is usually the move for players who want to maximize their free agent potential. LaVine, 26, just coming off helping Team USA to the gold medal, will ask for a maximum contract in the open market. The Olympic experience may have enhanced LaVine’s value because he was asked to be a three-and-D player, sparking the Americans with his full-court defense and ability to run the floor. In the case that Bradley Beal decides to stay in Washington, LaVine could be the Celtics’ No. 1 target. The Bulls, who added DeMar DeRozan and Lonzo Ball in the offseason, have full intentions to be a factor in the Eastern Conference .