With the October 31st deadline looming close, teams are scrambling to figure out the details of contract extensions. One team that seems to have given up on those talks is the Sacramento Kings.
According to multiple sources around the league, the Kings have given up trying to reach a deal with Ben McLemore, the fourth year shooting guard out of Kansas. McLemore was a highly touted prospect in college, but he hasn’t lived up to the hype in Sacramento. A lot of that can probably be explained by the fiasco that is the Kings coaching and managing staff, who suffer from high turn overs and lack of consistent vision.
McLemore may get traded, as rumors of a trade between the Kings and the Bulls heat up. The deal supposedly involves a swap between McLemore and Michael Carter-Williams, the newly acquired guard who previously played for the Bucks.
Ben McLemore has averaged 9.7 points and 2.7 rebounds during his three-year career, numbers that don’t particularly impress. He’ll have to step things up this season if he hopes to find a big contract with another team.