MyBoyBlu wrote:GimmeDat wrote:MyBoyBlu wrote:
I'd do it if Pelicans prefer the #7 over Ball. Pretty over Ball myself, absolutely useless in the half court.
Right. Is he really that bad in the half-court? Do you think, objectively, the 7th is fair value, or is Lonzo not that good?
Because obviously I haven't watched full clips, I see the the transition ability, the defense, the passing, and there's a lot to like. Obviously the shooting is a big limitation and as you said, he doesn't seem like a good initiator in the half-court.
Would he work better in a multi ball handler situation in the half court? Do you have any hope for his 3 ball or FT%?
He's pretty divisive, amongst this board in particular I'm sure as well, so interested to get a better guage of him.
Yeah he is one of the worst starting half court PG's in the league. Most of it comes down to his shot being so bad and his lack of willingness to attack the rim because he might get sent to the free throw line. He is pretty easy to defend on the PnR because defenders don'0t have to respect his shot. He is a very bad fit with LeBron in the half court. His defense is very good but I think overrated by most Laker fans. Still one of the better defensive and rebounding guards in the league though. His passing and vision on the transition is great and much better than his half court passing.
Honestly most of my dislike for Lonzo comes down to his lack of shooting that absolutely kills a lot of the value he does bring. I can't see his shot ever getting fixed or atleast any time soon. I think the biggest indicator of his shot not being fixed quickly are his FT's. The recurring leg problems are also a concern. I myself hope Lonzo gets traded in a package for Beal or AD, I just see him losing value the longer we keep him.
Pretty good assessment of Ball but I am not sure his defense is being over rated. Great point about having that difficulty even just fixing his FTs and my biggest concern is his ability to stay healthy. First year, he missed games bec of a bum shoulder, sore knees etc. One game he had to sit bec of cramps. But he is still young and chances are he will get stronger and be able to finish strong around the rim but God forbid, if he gets injured again, I don't think any team would take him in.