NBA News: ‘Sacramento Kings’ To Exercise 16-17 Options On Ben McLemore
In this NBA report, the Sacramento Kings are on their way to exercise the 2016-17 options on the contract of Ben McLemore.
Point guard McLemore is about to enter his third NBA season. The 6-5 guard averaged 12.1 points, 2.9 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 32.6 minutes per game in starting all 82 games he played in last season.
The Kings management confirmed that they have applied $4,008,882 team option on the point-guard’s rookie scale deal for 2016-17. General manager of the franchise Vlade Divac announced the move on Saturday. McLemore, the 7th overall pick of 2013 season will stay at Sacramento due to this team option for the next season.
The 22-year-old displayed remarkable improvement last season, which impressed the Kings management to go ahead and invest on him. McLemore in his second NBA season, made 82 appearances as a starter and posted a decent average of 12.1 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.4 assists.
The Kings didn’t get an opportunity to apply the team option on on Nik Stauskas (8th pick in 2014) or Thomas Robinson (5th pick in 2012), as both have been traded off during their rookie season.