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Trail Blazers' Ben McLemore: Scores 14 points off bench
McLemore 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.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Ben McLemore: Extends double-digit scoring run
McLemore 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.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Ben McLemore: Drains eight triples in loss
McLemore 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.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Ben McLemore: Solid off bench
McLemore 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.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Ben McLemore: Posts eight points Wednesday
McLemore 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.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Ben McLemore: Won't start Saturday
McLemore 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.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Ben McLemore: Scores 13 in 31 minutes
McLemore 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.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Ben McLemore: Starting Tuesday
McLemore 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.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Ben McLemore: Steps up with 19 points Saturday
McLemore 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.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Ben McLemore: Drains five treys Sunday
McLemore 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.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Ben McLemore: Shifting to bench Monday
McLemore 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.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Ben McLemore: Role to diminish soon
McLemore notched 10 points (3-9 FG, 2-8 3Pt, 2-4 FT), two rebounds and one assist in 28 minutes during Saturday's 115-110 victory over Washington.
CJ McCollum (chest) is scheduled to return next week and while Damian Lillard's (abdomen) absence leaves a thin backcourt, McLemore's role as a starter at off-guard will be coming to a close. He may have some secondary value as McCollum regains his sea legs, but the veteran's production will only come from the second unit once McCollum is at 100 percent.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Ben McLemore: Scores team-high 18
McLemore closed with 18 points (6-14 FG, 4-9 3Pt, 2-3 FT), one rebound, four assists, one block and two steals over 29 minutes during Thursday's 140-108 loss to the Nuggets.
McLemore was one of six Trailblazers with double-digit scoring, and has now combined for 38 points over his previous two games. Fueled by a strong 9-for-17 shooting clip from beyond the arc, McLemore is a verified sniper. Averaging a career-best 41.9 percent from deep, he's attempting a hearty 5.1 threes per game across 23 appearances. With the Trailblazers in shambles, his rest-of-season role is worth monitoring.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Ben McLemore: Totals 20 points as starter
McLemore logged 20 points (6-11 FG, 5-8 3Pt, 3-4 FT), five rebounds, two blocks and one steal over 31 minutes during Monday's 114-108 win over the Nets.
McLemore notched his second straight start in place of Norman Powell (COVID-19 protocols) and finished with his third effort of 20-plus points this season. The veteran also chipped in a season-high five boards and two blocks in an all-around strong performance. McLemore will likely return to a reserve role when Powell and/or CJ McCollum (personal) return to action, so he isn't a priority fantasy pickup despite Monday's solid showing.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Ben McLemore: To start for Powell
McLemore will start Sunday's game against the Kings, Blazers radio voice Jay Allen reports.
The Blazers placed Norman Powell in COVID-19 protocols earlier in the day, so they'll need to dig deep into the bench with Damian Lillard (abdominal) and CJ McCollum (lung) also sidelined. It'll be the first start of the season for McLemore, who played 18 minutes off the bench in Friday's loss to the Cavs. Fantasy-wise, McLemore isn't a very appealing option, but he's occasionally capable of getting hot from three-point range.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Ben McLemore: Scores 13 in start
McLemore amassed 13 points (5-12 FG, 3-8 3Pt), two rebounds and two assists across 25 minutes during Sunday's 103-88 win over Sacramento.
McLemore drew his first start of the 2021-22 campaign with Damian Lillard (abdominal), CJ McCollum (lung) and Norman Powell (COVID-19) all sidelined. In his first season with Portland, the 28-year-old is averaging 7.8 points and 1.1 rebounds in 15.1 minutes per game. However, as long as the aforementioned trio remains out, McLemore is expected to see an uptick in usage.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Ben McLemore: Cleared to play
McLemore (COVID-19 protocols) will be available Friday against the Lakers, Jamie Hudson of KOIN 6 News Portland reports.
After a two-game absence due to protocols, McLemore is back Friday. In his past 12 appearances, he's averaged 7.8 points and 1.4 rebounds in 15.8 minutes.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Ben McLemore: Probable against Lakers
McLemore (COVID-19 protocols) is probable against the Lakers on Friday, according to Jay Allen of NBC Sports Northwest Rip City Radio 620.
McLemore is not on the NBA's injury report anymore and will try being ready before an upcoming Blazers-Lakers game Friday at Los Angeles. Fortunately for him, CJ McCollum continues to recover from a lung injury. His absence will allow McLemore additional playing time.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Ben McLemore: Placed in league protocols
The Trail Blazers placed McLemore in the NBA's COVID-19 health and safety protocols Saturday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.
He's one of five Portland players to enter the league protocol since Christmas Eve, joining Dennis Smith, Trendon Watford, Keljin Blevins and Robert Covington. Unless he tests out of protocol early, McLemore will likely miss multiple games, starting with Monday's tilt against the Mavericks.... See More ... See Less
Trail Blazers' Ben McLemore: Erupts for 28 points, eight threes
McLemore chipped in 28 points (10-16 FG, 8-13 3Pt), two rebounds and two steals across 27 minutes during Friday's 125-116 win over the Hornets.
McLemore had easily his best game of the season, as he caught fire from beyond the arc and helped push Portland past Charlotte on a night when the Blazers hit 21 threes as a team. Normally, McLemore is not a player fantasy managers can count on, but he should continue to see a boost in minutes so long as CJ McCollum (lung) is out. Dennis Smith (knee) and Tony Snell (personal) also sat out Friday.... See More ... See Less
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