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Kansas basketball: Ex-Jayhawks star Ben McLemore honors coach Bill Self

Remembers Kansas coach Bill Self quite well. The former Jayhawks star and No. 7 overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft had a glowing review of his former head coach after Self led Kansas to the national title back earlier this month. It was the second national title of Self’s career. Due to his success at the school, and also because he saw him up close and personal, McLemore called Self the best coach of all-time.
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Should the Trail Blazers Invite Ben McLemore Back?

The Portland Trail Blazers’ 2021-22 season has come to an end. The summer ahead will hold plenty of decisions for the club. They put 27 difference players on the court during the regular season. Not all are still with the team, but enough are that there’s no way the Blazers could retain them all...if they even wanted to. A 27-55 record would argue against a high retention rate, but asterisks abound despite the dismal performance.
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Trail Blazers' Ben McLemore: Scores 14 points off bench

Produced 14 points (5-8 FG, 3-6 3Pt, 1-3 FT), three assists and three steals in 31 minutes during Friday's 128-78 loss to the Mavericks. McLemore tied his season high with three steals and scored in double figures for the 12th time over his last 13 games. During that stretch, veteran wing has averaged 16.4 points, 1.9 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.1 assists in 25.5 minutes per game.
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Trail Blazers' Ben McLemore: Extends double-digit scoring run

Notched 17 points (6-16 FG, 3-11 3Pt, 2-2 FT), two rebounds, one assist and two steals across 28 minutes during Tuesday's 98-94 loss to the Thunder. Another game, another instance where McLemore scores in double digits despite coming off the bench. The veteran shooter has reached that feat in 11 straight games and is averaging 17.3 points per tilt in that span.
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Trail Blazers' Ben McLemore: Drains eight triples in loss

Had 28 points (10-22 FG, 8-18 3Pt), two rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal over 32 minutes during Monday's 134-131 overtime loss to Oklahoma City. McLemore took a team-high 22 shots in the contest despite coming off the bench, with a whopping 18 of those attempts coming from beyond the arc. He put a career-best eight of those shots through the net to finish as Portland's leading scorer. McLemore has been coming on strong of late, averaging 18.0 points and 3.7 three-pointers over his past seven games. He produces very little in the way of complementary stats, however, making him strictly a three-point specialist in fantasy leagues.
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Trail Blazers' Ben McLemore: Solid off bench

Produced 11 points (4-14 FG, 1-9 3Pt, 2-3 FT), one rebound, one block and one steal over 22 minutes during Sunday's 129-98 loss to the Pacers. McLemore co-led Portland in scoring off the bench while matching his highest shot volume since mid-January. Despite going 1-of-9 from beyond the arc Sunday, McLemore is shooting a respectable 35.5 percent on 6.1 attempted threes per game this season. Regardless, McLemore grades as a negative contributor on both ends the floor and isn't a piece of Portland's future.
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Trail Blazers' Ben McLemore: Posts eight points Wednesday

Closed Wednesday's 120-90 loss to the Suns with eight points (3-7 FG, 2-6 3Pt), two rebounds, one assist and two steals over 17 minutes. McLemore again saw limited court time in a reserve role, but he was aggressive with seven shots to finish with eight points. The veteran guard also tied for the team lead with two thefts. McLemore has played less than 20 minutes in three straight contests and is averaging 4.7 points, 1.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.3 three-pointers over that stretch.
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Lakers: Ben McLemore Should Be An Option For Los Angeles to Add

View the original article to see embedded media. The Lakers will head into the All-Star break with a 27-31 record, good for the 9th seed in the Western Conference. They also might be without Anthony Davis for a little bit after a scary incident that took place on Wednesday night.
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Lakers: Ben McLemore Should Be An Option For Los Angeles to Add

The Lakers will head into the All-Star break with a 27-31 record, good for the 9th seed in the Western Conference. They also might be without Anthony Davis for a little bit after a scary incident that took place on Wednesday night. Things look bleak for the Lakers after standing...
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Trail Blazers' Ben McLemore: Won't start Saturday

Isn't starting Saturday's game against the Knicks, Jay Allen of NBC Sports Northwest Rip City Radio 620 reports. McLemore had started each of the last two games, and he averaged 10.5 points and 2.0 rebounds in 29.5 minutes per contest during that time. However, Josh Hart will start in his team debut Saturday, while CJ Elleby will remain in the starting lineup.
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Ben McLemore starting for Portland on Tuesday

Portland Trail Blazers guard Ben McLemore will start Tuesday in the team's game against the Orlando Magic. The Blazers made a shocking trade Tuesday, shipping out C.J. McCollum and Tony Snell to New Orleans. And while players are coming back to Portland in the deal, they won't be ready to play just yet. As a result, McLemore will step into a starting role on the wing.
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Trail Blazers' Ben McLemore: Starting Tuesday

Will start Tuesday's matchup against the Magic, Jay Allen of NBC Sports Northwest Rip City Radio 620 reports. McLemore gets the nod for the first time since Jan. 15 with the Blazers shorthanded due to recent trades. He played 28 minutes in the team's previous game and posted 19 points, four rebounds and two assists. He'll be in contention to continue starting, though it remains to be seen how Josh Hart will factor into the lineup.
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Trail Blazers' Ben McLemore: Scores 13 in 31 minutes

Closed Tuesday's 113-95 loss to the Magic with 13 points (5-11 FG, 3-8 3Pt), two rebounds and two assists over 31 minutes. With the Blazers fielding a depleted roster after a series of trades, McLemore found himself in the starting lineup in the place typically occupied by CJ McCollum, who was sent to New Orleans earlier Tuesday. Going forward, McLemore will likely be in position to pick up increased minutes, though the Blazers may favor younger players like Nickeil Alexander-Walker, CJ Elleby and Josh Hart over McLemore, who turns 29 on Friday.
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Trail Blazers' Ben McLemore: Steps up with 19 points Saturday

Had 19 points (5-13 FG, 4-12 3Pt, 5-6 FT), four rebounds and two assists across 28 minutes during Saturday's 137-108 loss to Milwaukee. McLemore surprisingly tied Anfernee Simons for the team lead in scoring in the lopsided loss. It was McLemore's highest scoring effort since Jan. 10 and came on the heels of a rough four-game stretch during which he averaged only 3.5 points per contest. McLemore is capable of putting together big scoring performances on occasion, and he could see more playing time after Portland traded Robert Covington and Norman Powell to the Clippers, but you probably want to see a string of productive performances before plucking him off the fantasy waiver wire.
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Ben McLemore in the Thick of the Trail Blazers’ Dilemma

Portland Trail Blazers shooting guard Ben McLemore has sneakily had a nice season. After sitting patiently on the Blazers’ bench through October and November, he’s become an offensive threat and, possibly, a semi-valuable trade chip. Over the past month, the 28-year-old has solidified his role as a reliable...
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Trail Blazers' Ben McLemore: Drains five treys Sunday

Had 17 points (6-9 FG, 5-7 3Pt) and one rebound across 18 minutes during Sunday's 114-105 victory over Toronto. McLemore has always been a lethal scorer off the bench, and Sunday's game was another perfect example of what he can accomplish when his shooting touch is at his best. The veteran guard has scored in double digits in seven of his last eight appearances, averaging 13.0 points and shooting 42.5 percent from the field -- and 42.2 percent from deep -- in that span.
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Ben McLemore playing with Portland's second unit on Monday night

Portland Trail Blazers guard Ben McLemore is not starting in Monday's game against the Orlando Magic. McLemore will come off Portland's bench after C.J. McCollum was announced as Monday's first-string guard. In a favorable spot against an Orlando squad allowing a 112.1 defensive rating, our models project McLemore to score...
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Trail Blazers' Ben McLemore: Shifting to bench Monday

Will move to the bench for Monday's game against the Magic, Blazers radio voice Jay Allen reports. With CJ McCollum making his return after an 18-game absence, McLemore will relinquish his starting role, as the Blazers will go with McCollum and Anfernee Simons in the backcourt with Nassir Little at small forward. McLemore had started the last four contests in place of McCollum and Norman Powell (COVID-19 protocols), the latter of whom will remain out Monday. In that four-game stretch, McLemore posted 15.3 points, 2.5 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.8 steals, 0.8 blocks and 3.5 threes per contest.
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