It's basketball code not to celebrate or panic too quickly after Summer League performances but it was difficult not to cringe at Ben McLemore's double dribbling lack of poise and stretches of poor shooting (33 percent from the field in five games) in July.

Although he showed flashes of potential in a few quarters the Kings rookie had a bumpy start to his NBA career in the Las Vegas Summer League equipped with air balls and all. But that's all behind him now and the shooting guard out of Kansas seems to be moving in the right direction.

Granted we are just three games into the preseason and it's also basketball code not to overreact based on that McLemore has already come a long way. He's averaging 10.6 points 4.3 rebounds 1 assist and 1 steal in 25 minutes per game. His turnovers also have decreased in each preseason game so far. It's not the numbers that tell the tale however. It's the fact that he's now playing with and against NBA-level talent and looks a lot more comfortable in his own skin than he did this summer.

The 6'5'' McLemore is moving great without the ball taking shots he should be taking knows when to use his athleticism and appears to be a legitimate threat to Marcus Thornton for the starting shooting guard spot earlier than most expected.