Former Sacramento Kings Lottery Pick Signs Overseas... Again

He was the No. 7 overall pick in the NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings in 2013, but after nine seasons in the league, shooting guard Ben McLemore has been unable to land himself another gig for the second consecutive offseason. Last year, he headed to China to continue his career; this time, he's off to Greece.

Translated, the Greek team's tweet announces: "AEK BC is pleased to announce that it has signed an agreement with athlete Ben McLemore (Ben McLemore, 30 years, 1m.96)  

"The American athlete signed a contract today (06/08) until the end of the 2023-2024 season." 

The 30-year-old averaged 9.0 points and 2.3 rebounds over 556 NBA games, but the highlight of McLemore's career came not in an actual game, but in the slam dunk contest in 2014, when he soared over Shaq for a memorable moment. 

He last played in the NBA in the 2021-22 season for the Portland Trail Blazers, and delivered some solid minutes off the bench, averaging 10.2 points while shooting 36% from long range in 20 minutes per game, in 60 contests. 

McLemore held a private workout in Las Vegas last month for several NBA teams, but those efforts didn't land him a job offer stateside. 

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