The Kings picked up the option on Ben McLemore’s contract for the 2015-16 season, the team announced Sunday morning.
Per club policy, terms of the contract were not released.
McLemore is seeking consistency entering his second season with the Kings. Named the NBA Western Conference Rookie of the Month in November of his initial NBA campaign, he showed flashes of brilliance -- going for a career high 31 points vs. Phoenix in the season finale on April 16, 2014.
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The six foot five inch two-guard averaged 8.8 points per game while shooting 37.6 percent from the floor and 32 percent from three-point range last season.
McLemore has double-digit scoring outputs in two of five preseason games, including a team-high 22 points in a 129-117 OT loss to Brooklyn in Beijing, China.
Consistent shooting, ball handling, creating off the dribble, feeding the post and leveraging his freakish athleticism on the defensive end of the floor are key developmental areas for McLemore to reach his full potential.
The former Kansas Jayhawk was selected by Sacramento with the seventh pick of the 2013 NBA Draft after spending just one season in college.