Expectations for Lonzo Ball this Season

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Re: Expectations for Lonzo Ball this Season 

Post#41 » by Pennebaker » Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:57 am

lamscott wrote:His shot looks a lot better.


He's 4-15 (26%) from the field and 3-11 (27%) from deep so far through two games this preseason.

And I expect him to miss half the season due to injury.
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Re: Expectations for Lonzo Ball this Season 

Post#42 » by thebigbird » Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:59 am

Pennebaker wrote:
lamscott wrote:His shot looks a lot better.


He's 4-15 (26%) from the field and 3-11 (27%) from deep so far through two games this preseason.

And I expect him to miss half the season due to injury.

He's simply not a good shooter, "new shooting form" or not. You can polish a turd, but at the end of the day it's still a turd.
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Re: Expectations for Lonzo Ball this Season 

Post#43 » by KingFox » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:05 am

Pennebaker wrote:
lamscott wrote:His shot looks a lot better.


He's 4-15 (26%) from the field and 3-11 (27%) from deep so far through two games this preseason.

And I expect him to miss half the season due to injury.

:lol:

Jesus Christ @ these shooting numbers
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Re: Expectations for Lonzo Ball this Season 

Post#44 » by Hindenburg » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:39 am

Pennebaker wrote:
lamscott wrote:His shot looks a lot better.


He's 4-15 (26%) from the field and 3-11 (27%) from deep so far through two games this preseason.

And I expect him to miss half the season due to injury.

:lol: bang on, expect him to miss 20-30 games due to some bump and boo-boo type of injury
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Re: Expectations for Lonzo Ball this Season 

Post#45 » by meekrab » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:40 am

My expectation is even if he's significantly improved he'll be overshadowed by Zion.
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Re: Expectations for Lonzo Ball this Season 

Post#46 » by Young gun 6 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:42 am

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Re: Expectations for Lonzo Ball this Season 

Post#47 » by Duke4life831 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 2:52 am

16 assists to just 3 turnovers in just 44 minutes. That plus his defense makes a damn good fit. Just needs to get that 3pt shot to around 35% to be a perfect fit for the Pels.
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Re: Expectations for Lonzo Ball this Season 

Post#48 » by Cal And Jay » Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:25 am

Yea I think his new shot is much worse than his old one which was pretty good most of the time. Still probably a top 3 PG if he maintains last seasons play. Just needs to stay healthy
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Re: Expectations for Lonzo Ball this Season 

Post#49 » by sikma42 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:57 am

Cal And Jay wrote:Yea I think his new shot is much worse than his old one which was pretty good most of the time. Still probably a top 3 PG if he maintains last seasons play. Just needs to stay healthy


top 3? is that a typo?
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Post#50 » by carlquincy » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:09 am

Impact player. 1-1.5 full tier below all star level
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Post#51 » by azcatz11 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:20 am

Duke4life831 wrote:16 assists to just 3 turnovers in just 44 minutes. That plus his defense makes a damn good fit. Just needs to get that 3pt shot to around 35% to be a perfect fit for the Pels.


That would be Jason Kidds' average...just saying
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Re: Expectations for Lonzo Ball this Season 

Post#52 » by thebigbird » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:25 am

Cal And Jay wrote:Yea I think his new shot is much worse than his old one which was pretty good most of the time. Still probably a top 3 PG if he maintains last seasons play. Just needs to stay healthy

Top 3 PG on the Pelicans maybe.
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Post#53 » by JellosJigglin » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:29 am

I'm just glad that people will be able to finally see his talent now that he isn't wearing a Laker jersey.
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Re: Expectations for Lonzo Ball this Season 

Post#54 » by Mephariel » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:33 am

Cal And Jay wrote:Yea I think his new shot is much worse than his old one which was pretty good most of the time. Still probably a top 3 PG if he maintains last seasons play. Just needs to stay healthy


Wait so if he is good as last season, your list is something like:

Stephen Curry
Damien Lillard
Lonzo Ball
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Kemba Walker
Kyrie Irving
De'Aaron Fox
Trae Young
Ben Simmons
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Not sure if you are serious.
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Re: Expectations for Lonzo Ball this Season 

Post#55 » by lakerz12 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:42 am

KingFox wrote:
Pennebaker wrote:
lamscott wrote:His shot looks a lot better.


He's 4-15 (26%) from the field and 3-11 (27%) from deep so far through two games this preseason.

And I expect him to miss half the season due to injury.

:lol:

Jesus Christ @ these shooting numbers


To be clear, you guys are talking about 15 total shots in the preseason. Right?
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Re: Expectations for Lonzo Ball this Season 

Post#56 » by Duke4life831 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:45 am

lakerz12 wrote:
KingFox wrote:
Pennebaker wrote:
He's 4-15 (26%) from the field and 3-11 (27%) from deep so far through two games this preseason.

And I expect him to miss half the season due to injury.

:lol:

Jesus Christ @ these shooting numbers


To be clear, you guys are talking about 15 total shots in the preseason. Right?


15 shots in 44 minutes. So basically 1 game's worth of minutes and shots for some people. Again he shot 33% from 3 last year, if he bumps that up 2% he is at 35% which is respectable. He doesn't need to be a high volume scorer, he just needs to play elite defense (he's capable of that), facilitate at an elite level (we know he is capable of that) and be able to hit 3s at a respectable rate and he is the perfect PG for this offense.
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Re: Expectations for Lonzo Ball this Season 

Post#57 » by lakerz12 » Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:48 am

Duke4life831 wrote:
lakerz12 wrote:
KingFox wrote::lol:

Jesus Christ @ these shooting numbers


To be clear, you guys are talking about 15 total shots in the preseason. Right?


15 shots in 44 minutes. So basically 1 game's worth of minutes and shots for some people. Again he shot 33% from 3 last year, if he bumps that up 2% he is at 35% which is respectable. He doesn't need to be a high volume scorer, he just needs to play elite defense (he's capable of that), facilitate at an elite level (we know he is capable of that) and be able to hit 3s at a respectable rate and he is the perfect PG for this offense.


For some reason I think if he went 9/15 and 7/11 from three, we would be hearing "hold on, let's not draw conclusions. It's only pre-season on 15 shots". :)
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Re: Expectations for Lonzo Ball this Season 

Post#58 » by EArl » Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:55 am

levon wrote:Do we like him now?

Hes not a Laker anymore so yeah Future HOF :wink:
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Re: Expectations for Lonzo Ball this Season 

Post#59 » by koningcosmo » Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:07 am

people calm down with the double digits assists, with Jrue and the pelicans wanting him to play "MVP" level and reddick he is obviously coming from the bench. so he probally be like 12-6-5 in 20-25min
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Re: Expectations for Lonzo Ball this Season 

Post#60 » by TreymondGreen » Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:37 am

I don’t trust his health. He seems awfully frail still.

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