Many expectations were stacked on Ben McLemore for his unique abilities on the basketball court, considering his size and outstanding shooting arsenal. However, in spite of his athletic abilities he has been performing quite on a mediocre level.
Ben McLemore is young. At the age of 23, he still has so much time to improve and become the star he wants to be. However, as NBA rumors go, the Sacramento Kings are still teetering from their loss of Rajon Rondo.
They are pressured to turn things around this year, projecting losing Rudy Gay, and possibly DeMarcus Cousins too, especially if they fail to impress this season. They may not have the time to toy around and wait for Ben McLemore to fulfill his learning curve.
NBA rumors abound that the Milwaukee Bucks are looking to fill the void left by Khris Middleton.
His injury due to a torn left hamstring has prompted a Michael Carter-Williams trade with Ben McLemore, which turns out to be feasible financially.
According to a report by Yibada Bucks GM John Hammond mentioned, “Acquiring a shooting guard is really possible. It is also noted that players such as Michael Carter-Williams, Greg Monroe and John Henson will be used as trade bait.”
A Michael Carter-Williams trade would give Ben McLemore a fresh start with the Bucks, while the Kings would get more depth at the point guard position.
A Michael Carter-Williams trade might be their solution to Rajon Rondo’s loss. But there’s no solid evidence pointing that this deal is currently in the works.
If this doesn’t materialize, NBA rumors also point to a Michael Carter-Williams trade for the Lakers’ Nick Young. The latter can provide the Bucks with added 3-pts. scoring ability, and it should work financially for both teams too.
However, given the list of young talents the Lakers have, such as D’Angelo Russell, Brandon Ingram and Jordan Clarkson, it seems unlikely that Carter-Williams should fit well, neither would he be given enough playing time to develop his shooting.
While the Lakers’ Nick Young might jell with the Bucks and Giannis Antetokounmpo, it’s unlikely that L.A. will go for this deal.
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