BballIntellect wrote:I bet you that Lamelo as a rookie next season will be better than any version of Lonzo. I could be wrong but I like my chances of being proven right. It's the dirty little secret. Everyone around the ball family knows that Lamelo is by far the most talented of the three brothers.
I agree on Lonzo being more all around than Lamelo but being more all around doesn't make you the better player. There's a lot of players more all around than Steph Curry but he has that one elite skill.
I don't like Lamelo as a Warrior because :
1) too much unknown (the shot, the defense)
2) fit concerns
But he's still by far my first pick in the draft because of the raw basketball skill and talent. It's off the charts with Lamelo. He's a basketball wizard. If I'm a lottery team, I take Lamelo. Which is why I hope we get the first pick because you know the Knicks and the Pistons will try to trade up to get him.
It would be nice to get an additional asset along with a player we need.
LaMelo may be better than Lonzo, but that's a bit of a shot in the dark. Yes, he's the most talented in that family, LaVar has been saying that for years. That still doesn't mean he'll be a good team player OR a good fit for the Warriors.
Curry has more than that one elite skill, it's just that that one skill is so far out there it warps the court. If Curry's shooting isn't falling his passing, rebounding, screen setting, and maybe most important his movement, all still help the team. LaMelo's elite skill is not a game changer, and if he can't hit the shots with regularity defenses will sag off him and make those passes and catches harder. And if his defense is as bad as it has looked he'll be torched nightly and be a net negative to his team.
LaMelo might develop a reliable shot.
LaMelo might get his shot form tightened up and quicker.
LaMelo might start to put effort and thought into defense.
LaMelo might be a star ... but it's a long bet.