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Ben McLemore not signing with Raptors despite recent report

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Well, apparently, Ben McLemore is not signing with the Toronto Raptors after all.

After it looked like the Raptors were set to ink McLemore to a deal following his release from the Sacramento Kings, complications with the CBA arose as Toronto was trying to bring him aboard on a 10-day contract this past weekend, according to Josh Lewenberg of TSN.

As a result, the Raptors turned their attention to Jeremy Lin, who was waived by the Atlanta Hawks. While nothing is official yet, it’s looking like Lin will be joining the Raptors.

Lewenberg adds that Toronto, which still has space to fill on its roster, will likely go after a big man in the wake of the McLemore deal falling apart.

What happens to McLemore now remains to be seen.

He played in 19 games with the Kings this season, averaging 3.9 points over 8.3 minutes per game while shooting 39.1 percent from the floor and 41.5 percent from three-point range.

This actually represented McLemore’s second stint in Sacramento.

The 26-year-old, who played his collegiate basketball at the University of Kansas, was originally selected by the Kings with the seventh overall pick of the 2013 NBA Draft.

Likened by some to Ray Allen upon coming out of college, McLemore never quite delivered on what many thought was his potential.

He spent the first four years of his NBA career with the Kings, with his best season coming during his sophomore campaign when he averaged 12.1 points per game. He then signed with the Memphis Grizzlies during the summer of 2017 and spent one season with the Grizzlies before being traded back to the Kings last July.