Re: Is Lonzo Ball A Bust

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Posted by Skill Set on November 16, 2017 at 07:31:31:

In Reply to: Re: Is Lonzo Ball A Bust posted by Dr. Fill on November 16, 2017 at 06:11:36:

: : The Laker core are learning to defend and win w/o Lonzo Ball . If Coach Walton, doesn't mix things up the Lakers risk guys freezing Ball out and/or not deferring to Ball as the lead guard which will lead to Lonzo Ball losing even more confidence.

: : The reality is that Ball must get stronger - much stronger - before he can effectively defend and/or get to the basket and score . One of his biggest problems is that he does not have go to and finish moves - right or left inside out dribble move with off hand inside lay-up finish, floaters and even left and right hand hook shots. It's going to take time - a lot of time - but the quickest way for Ball to improve is through strength development and learning how to get to the whole and finish. As to his 3pt shot, it's simply a matter of confidence which will continue to be a problem if the Lakers and coach Walton don't shake up the rotation and find a way to put Ball on the floor with guys that will follow his lead such as Nance (injured) Jason Hart (sent Down) because Clarkson, Kizman, Tandall, CP3 realize they play better as a unit w/o Ball mainly because of Ball's lack of defense and agggression . Ball must realize agression is not standing outside and repeatedly shooting and missing 3pts shots. Aggression is playing inspired, scrapping for loose balls, stripping the ball on low post defensive help, getting back and taking charges and learning to attack the basket and take a hit with your body and get your shot off.
: : Whew, I think you all can see why I rated Foxx as the number 1 pg prospect and stated that the Lakers would be making a big mistake if they didn't draft Foxx instead of Ball. So where do the Lakers go from here. See the above Magic Johnson and Rob Pelinka.

: Ball was catered all his life. If dumb dad was good, he would of corrected and developed Zo's flawed shooting form. What a joke. Magic bought they hype and Lakers, at least so far, bought a bill of goods.

: IF you watched his teams play at Chino, the team and indivdual defense was not very fundamentally solid. UCLA, too. That is why they played a lot of 1-2-2 zone with Lonzo at the top. He will never be a great individual "STOP" defender. Lonzo will have to learn how to be a team defender. That will take time. Also, he is very fortunate to play with a group of players who PLAY THEIR A--ES OFF. As a result Lonzo can float and glide like he always has in his playing career before. But, in the NBA, the WEAK LINK will be IDENTIFIED and EXPLOITED.

Much work will need to be done. He is only 20 and there is time. The youngest brother should see what is happening and take warning(The is time to correct his defensive flaws, too).

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