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Ben McLemore, Cameron Payne to audition in Raptors’ free-agent minicamp

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Several free agents are expected to line up for the Toronto Raptors in their upcoming free-agent minicamp. Among those who are expected to join are former lottery picks Ben McLemore and Cameron Payne.

According to Sam Amico of Amico Hoops, McLemore — who played for the Sacramento Kings and Memphis Grizzlies — headlines the list of 23 players who will audition for the Raptors in their minicamp slated on Wednesday and Thursday at the team’s practice facility.

McLemore was the seventh overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. He spent the first four seasons of his career with the Kings before moving to the Grizzlies. He returned to the Kings and played 19 games last season, where he averaged 3.9 points in 8.3 minutes per game.

Aside from McLemore, Cameron Payne will also try his luck in the Raptors camp. The 14th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft had stints with the Oklahoma City Thunder, Chicago Bulls and Cleveland Cavaliers in the first four seasons of his career. He last played with the Cavs where averaged 8.2 points in nine games.

2017 first-round pick Justin Patton will also be in the minicamp. The Raptors could have several roster spots this summer with Danny Green, Lorenzo Brown, Patrick McCaw and Jody Meeks hitting the free-agency market.