McLemore began the season with the Kings. That's where he spent the first four years of his career before playing for the Grizzlies in 2017-18. He appeared in 19 games, seeing 8.3 minutes per contest. He averaged 3.9 points on 39.1 percent shooting. He shot 41.5 percent from three on 41 attempts. McLemore often wasn't a part of the rotation and missed some time due to personal reasons. Sacramento eventually waived him in early February. He set season highs of 20 points, three rebounds, two blocks, one steal and one assist. The 20 points he scored ensured that he had at least one 20-point outing in every season of his career. The Kings went on to finish the season 39-43.2017
During July of 2017, McLemore signed a contract with the Grizzlies after spending the first four seasons of his career with the Kings. However, in August, he suffered a fractured foot during a pickup game. That caused him to miss the first 11 games of the 2017-18 season. He made his season and team debut Nov. 11 during a 15-point loss to the Rockets. He played 18 minutes and posted four points (2-5 FG, 0-1 3Pt), two rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block. McLemore appeared in 56 games (17 starts) across the campaign. He saw 19.5 minutes per game, averaging 7.5 points and 2.5 rebounds. McLemore shot 42.1 percent from the field, 34.6 percent from three and a career-high 82.8 percent from the charity stripe. He set a new single-game career high with three blocks as well. McLemore's best performance of the season was Mar. 3 during a seven-point loss to the Magic. He posted 20 points (8-14 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 2-4 FT), seven rebounds, four assists and one steal in 38 minutes. The Grizzlies finished the season 22-60 and did not make the postseason.2016
McLemore appeared in 61 games (26 starts) for the Kings in 2016-17. He saw 19.3 minutes per game, averaging 8.1 points and 2.1 rebounds. He also shot 43.0 percent from the field, 38.2 percent from three-point range (a career high) and 75.3 percent from the charity stripe. McLemore set a new single-game high with 10 rebounds April 11 against the Suns. His best performance of the season occurred during a one-point win over the Hawks on Feb. 10. McLemore started, played 42 minutes and recorded 22 points, nine rebounds, three assists and four steals. It was one of his three 20-point games of the campaign. His best stretch of the season was from Feb. 8-27. Across eight games, he averaged 14.3 points on 10.8 shots, 3.5 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 30.8 minutes of run. The Kings also won five of those contests. Overall, Sacramento finished the season 32-50 and did not qualify for the postseason.2015
McLemore played 68 games (53 starts) during the 2015-16 campaign. He saw 21.2 minutes per game and averaged 7.8 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.2 assists. He also shot 42.9 percent from the field, 36.2 percent from three-point range (career high) and 71.8 percent from the charity stripe. McLemore's best performance of the season occurred Jan. 28 during a nine-point loss to the Pelicans. McLemore started and played 31 minutes, recording 26 points (9-17 FG, 5-10 3Pt, 3-4 FT), four rebounds, two assists and one steal. It was one of his two games with at least 20 points. McLemore also recorded at least four rebounds in 17 games, at least two assists in 23 games and at least one steal in 35 games. He also hit at least three triples in six contests. His best shooting month was December. Across 13 games, he shot 55.1 percent from the field and 42.9 percent from distance. Although the Kings finished the season 33-49 and did not make the playoffs, McLemore provided some solid play at times, particularly from beyond the arc.2014
McLemore appeared in all 82 games for the Kings in 2014-15 -- his second season in a row reaching that mark. This time, however, he started each one, seeing a much bigger role than the one he had during his rookie campaign. He saw 32.6 minutes per game and averaged a career-high 12.1 points, 2.9 rebounds and a career-high 1.7 assists. He also hit career marks in field-goal percentage (43.7), three point percentage (35.8) and free throw percentage (81.3). McLemore set a new single-game high of seven assists as well. His seven-assist game was his best overall performance of the season, as he added 24 points (9-18 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 4-6 FT), five rebounds and two steals. McLemore's best stretch of the season occurred Nov. 20 through Dec. 5. Across the eight games, he averaged 15.3 points on 11.8 shots plus 3.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 38.2 minutes. He also posted two of his 13 outings with 20 or more points during that stretch.2013
Following one season at Kansas, McLemore was selected with the seventh overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft by the Kings. He made his NBA debut during the first game of the season, which was a two-point win over the Nuggets on Oct. 30. McLemore played 17 minutes and posted four points, one rebound and one block. He appeared in all 82 games for Sacramento, with 55 starts. The rookie averaged 8.8 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.0 assist across 26.7 minutes per game. He shot 37.6 percent from the field, 32.0 percent from three and 80.4 percent from the free-throw line. The young guard received his first NBA start on Nov. 13 in win at Brooklyn. McLemore's best stretch of the season occurred Mar. 21 through Apr. 2. Across the seven games, he averaged 13.4 points on 11.6 shots, 3.0 rebounds, 1.1 assists and a combined 1.0 steals-plus-blocks in 36.3 minutes. He was also named Rookie of the Month in November. On the last game of the season, Apr. 16, McLemore scored a season-high 31 points, to go along with five rebounds and five assists, in a home loss to the Suns.
June 27, 2013Drafted by the Sacramento Kings in the 1st round (7th pick) of the 2013 NBA Draft and signed a rookie deal shortly thereafter.
July 6, 2017Signed a two-year contract with the Memphis Grizzlies.
July 17, 2018Traded by the Memphis Grizzlies with Deyonta Davis, cash and a 2021 2nd round draft pick to the Sacramento Kings for Garrett Temple.
February 7, 2019Waived by the Sacramento Kings.
July 23, 2019Signed a two-year deal with the Houston Rockets.