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Giving Up on Ben McLemore would be Pathetically Impatient

Lately on this site I have been seeing people say that Ben McLemore "can't shoot" and there has already been discussion on replacing him. In my opinion, this is incredibly impatient to do.

On paper, shooting 38% from the field is very bad; it's understandable that some question Ben McLemore's ability. Let's not forget that in his one year at Kansas he wasn't far off from averaging a 50/40/90. He ending up shooting .495% from the field, 42% from three and 87% from the free throw line in his one year at college ball, and people are saying that he can't shoot? It's called an adjustment period. As rookies LeBron James and Kobe Bryant both shot 41% from the field. Michael Carter-Williams shot 40% from the field, you the 76er fans want to replace him because "he can't shoot"? Trey Burke also shot 38% from the field in Utah, and I'm hearing nothing but good about him. Why does McLemore get flak for shooting poorly? My theory is that Kings fans are becoming impatient, after being out of the postseason for so long. It's obvious that Ben McLemore has potential, he is more athletic than any other player we have on this roster. His shooting form is better than anyone else we have on this roster. He just needs it to all come together for him. And that shouldn't be expected to happen in his rookie season. Nor should it for anyone's rookie season.

(This is a FanPost from a member of the Sactown Royalty community. The views expressed come from the member, and not Sactown Royalty staff.)

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