Ben McLemore
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Ben McLemore played only his second game for the Los Angeles Lakers after joining the team earlier this week. The 28-year-old guard played 23 minutes and was one of the top scorers with 17 points for the reigning NBA champions in a win over the Brooklyn Nets.

He made five out of ten three-pointers in this game which was a delightful sight for the head coach Frank Vogel. “I think Ben is a quick learner,” Vogel said postgame. “He’s a great shooter. He’s hearing, like, ‘hey these are the shots you want me to take,’ like ‘I will definitely shoot those.’

“What impressed me about Ben’s night the most is some of the bad pass threes he game. He it three where he had to jump just to catch it and rose up.

That’s a hard shot. And he made another three where he’d reach down to his shoelaces and rise up and he made that one. He’s here for a reason. We’re excited to have him. What a great night for him tonight.”