Published: Sat, July 21, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Grizzlies acquire Temple; McLemore returns to Sacramento

Grizzlies acquire Temple; McLemore returns to Sacramento

Deyonta Davis #21 of the Memphis Grizzlies dunks against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on March 7, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois.

Drafted by Sacramento in the first round (seventh overall) of the 2013 NBA Draft following a two-year collegiate career (2011-2013) at the University of Kansas, the St. Louis, Mo. native holds career averages of 9.1 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 24.5 minutes in 349 games (233 starts) for the Kings and Grizzlies.

The Memphis Grizzlies completed a trade with the Sacramento Kings in which they acquired guard Garrett Temple, Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace announced today. In his best year in the league, Mclemore averaged 12.1 points per game.

Temple averaged 8.4 points in 25 minutes a game for the Kings last season.

Sacramento is finalizing a trade to send Garrett Temple to Memphis in exchange for Ben McLemore, Deyonta Davis and cash, according to Adrian Wojnarowski‏ of ESPN. Davis will join the crowded frontcourt of Kings that features second overall pick Marvin Bagley III, Skal Labissiere, Harry Giles, and Willie Cauley-Stein.

McLemore, who has struggled to get his National Basketball Association career off the ground since becoming a lottery pick in 2013, averaging just 9.1 points per game on 41.7 percent shooting in 24.5 minutes per game for his career during his four National Basketball Association seasons. The 6-foot-6 guard also averaged 2.3 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 24.8 minutes. Memphis is looking to return to the playoffs after missing last year's edition.

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