9-Year NBA Veteran Heads To China

After nine seasons playing with five different teams, the former No. 7 overall pick from the 2013 NBA Draft, 29-year-old Ben McLemore is taking his talents to China.


It's a one-year deal with the Shandong Heroes, according to Michael Scotto of HoopsHype. 

McLemore actually had a nice year with the Portland Trail Blazers last season, averaging 10.2 points—his second-highest total in a season—in 20 minutes of action per game across 64 contests. He also shot 36.2% from three-point range, right around his career mark. 

The 6'3" guard has suited up with the Sacramento Kings, who selected him as their lottery pick at No. 7 back in 2013, along with the Memphis Grizzlies, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, and the Blazers. 

He's averaged 9.0 points, 2.3 rebounds and 36.3% shooting from long range over his nine-year NBA career. 

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