Ben McLemore will now be an unrestricted free agent after the Sacramento Kings have reportedly decided to decline the shooting guard's fourth-year qualifying offer.
The Kings will not extend qualifying offer to Ben McLemore. He'll be an unrestricted free agent— Sean Cunningham (@SeanCunningham) June 28, 2017
McLemore was eligible, but the Kings did not agree to any terms before the October 31, 2016 deadline. If they extended him then it would've made McLemore a restricted free agent, which would've gave the Kings an opportunity to match other offer sheets.
The 24-year-old has been with the Kings his entire career.
Since his rookie season in 2013-14, McLemore's career averages over four seasons via ESPN are 9.4 points per game, 2.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists while shooting nearly 42 percent from the field and 35 percent from three-point in about 26 minutes per game.
Though last season he shot a career-high 38 percent from three-point, he played a career-low 61 games due to nagging injuries.
McLemore has shown promise in stretches, but being a young guard with potential should command much interest in free agency.