Sacramento Kings

Kings season primer: Ben McLemore seeks to improve his game

Video: Kings' Ben McLemore hopes to be most improved in NBA this season

"I've set a lot of goals for the upcoming season." Video by Hector Amezcua
Up Next
"I've set a lot of goals for the upcoming season." Video by Hector Amezcua

The Sacramento Bee provides a primer for each of the 15 players on the Kings’ roster entering their 2015-16 campaign, which begins Wednesday, Oct. 28, at home against the Los Angeles Clippers. View the rest of the profiles here.

All the talk surrounding the Kings this offseason has focused on the All-Star, the coach, the free agents, even the arena.

One person who has drawn few headlines is Ben McLemore III, who recently added the suffix to his jersey.

“It’s my third year, and I’m the third (Ben McLemore in the family tree) and this year I want to have an impact for this team and help the best ways I can,” he said.

The shooting guard improved in most statistical categories last season, including points, assists, steals and field-goal percentage.

In addition to becoming a better defender, McLemore has another lofty goal: be the most improved player in the league.

PLAYER BIO: BEN McLEMORE

Position/jersey: Guard, No. 23

Height/weight: 6-5, 195

Age: 22

Experience: Two years

Prior to NBA: Kansas

Key 2014-15 stat: Only King to start all 82 games.

Comment: The Kings need consistency on offense and aggressive defense from the former first-round pick.

Jason Jones

I think it’s all confidence and believing in myself. Going out there competing and not worrying about making mistakes.

Kings shooting guard Ben McLemore

MULTIMEDIA

Video: McLemore wants to be NBA’s most improved player

Video: McLemore takes on former Kings center Polynice

STORY LINES

Ailene Voisin: Kings need more out of McLemore

Kings might rotate starting lineups in the regular season

Kings pick up option on McLemore for 2016-17

McLemore has new look, hopes to make over his game

Leading Off: Draft has mostly been bust for Kings

  Comments