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Los Angeles Lakers sign veteran guard Ben McLemore

The Los Angeles Lakers are signing guard Ben McLemore for the rest of the season, a person with knowledge of the decision told the AP on Tuesday.

Official release

EL SEGUNDO – The Los Angeles Lakers have signed guard Ben McLemore, it was announced today by Vice President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Rob Pelinka. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. 


McLemore appeared in 32 games (four starts) for Houston this season, averaging 7.4 points, 2.1 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 16.8 minutes per game. In 471 career games (260 starts) for Houston, Sacramento and Memphis, he has averaged 8.9 points (.417 FG%), 2.4 rebounds and 1.0 assist in 23.1 minutes per game.