Trail Blazers

Report: Trail Blazers bolster bench by signing free agent guard Ben McLemore

Trail Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers remained active in the first few hours of NBA free agency on Monday.

According to HoopsHype NBA writer Michael Scotto, the team agreed to a deal with free agent Ben McLemore.

In 8 seasons in the NBA, the 6'3", 195 lb. guard has averaged 22.9 minutes, 8.9 points, 1.0 assist and 2.4 rebounds in 492 games with Sacramento, Memphis, Houston and the LA Lakers. 

McLemore was the seventh overall pick by Sacramento in the 2013 NBA Draft. In his sophomore year campaign for the Kings (2014-15), the former Jayhawk started all 82 games, averaging 12.1 points and 1.7 assists, while shooting 43.7% from the field. 

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Last season, McLemore split time with the Rockets and Lakers, signing with L.A. as a free agent in April. In 21 games in Los Angeles, he averaged 17.5 minutes, 8 points and 1.6 rebounds while shooting just 39% from the floor. 

McLemore joins Norman Powell and Cody Zeller as Blazers President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey's signings on the first day of free agency.