The Grizzlies are reportedly gauging the value of guard Ben McLemore on the trade market, according to Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders.
McLemore signed a two-year, $10.7 million deal with Memphis in the offseason and has dealt with injuries, as well as bad form for much of this season.
In 23 games with the Grizzlies he’s posting averages of 6.5 points and 2.1 rebounds in 17.2 minutes per game. He’s shooting 41.4 percent from the field and 31.7 percent from three.
McLemore is experiencing much of the same troubles that held him back in his four seasons with Sacramento. Ball handling has been a big issue with him, as well as his consistency on the defensive end.
Offensively he’s shown flashes as an athletic guard that can hit the three-ball, but doing it consistently has been his biggest challenge.
The Grizzlies won’t get much in return for McLemore as his value is as low as it could possibly be, but there may be a team out there willing to take one last flier on McLemore to see if he can turn it around.
His work ethic is undeniable and it may just be a case of landing with the right coaching staff that is prepared to help him out.