Predict LaMelo Ball's Stats for This Year. What will he do?

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Predict LaMelo Ball's Stats for This Year. What will he do? 

Post#1 » by Pelly24 » Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:43 pm

So LaMelo was, as expected, pretty awesome last year. On defense, he was active and with his size and quickness, he showed some promise. He was a decent scorer and his three-ball already looks good enough. He was amazing passing the ball.

What will he do this year?
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Post#2 » by Stickmann » Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:49 pm

Could see him stagnate/have marginal improvement from rookie year, ala ja and Tatum. 17 7 and 7? Something like that. Still expect him to be a star but I’m not sure how real his 3pt shooting is
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Post#3 » by Maverick41 » Mon Sep 20, 2021 10:56 pm

18 pts, 6 and 8 on 43% FG and 35% from 3.

Small improvement from rookie year because he'll play more mins with Graham and Monk no longer there. Imo, he has a high chance of having a sophomore slump as well since there's far more scouting on him now, more teams will zone in on him and there's more expectations.
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Post#4 » by XTC » Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:04 pm

I'm pretty confident he's going to come close to 18/8/8. Too much talent to not produce raw boxscore numbers.

The question is the efficiency... I have no idea if his rookie year was a fluke, or if he's generally improving as a shooter.

The next couple years are going to be interesting development wise for LaMelo.

FWIW I think LaMelo is just an elite talent. Natural feel for the game and the kid is a hardworker.
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Post#5 » by PlatinumState » Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:07 pm

Lets hope hes not the type that lets fame get to his head and starts coasting
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Post#6 » by fourtyounce48 » Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:16 pm

21 PPG
9 APG
7 RPG

FG% 44
3FG% 38
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Post#8 » by Pelly24 » Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:50 pm

XTC wrote:I'm pretty confident he's going to come close to 18/8/8. Too much talent to not produce raw boxscore numbers.

The question is the efficiency... I have no idea if his rookie year was a fluke, or if he's generally improving as a shooter.

The next couple years are going to be interesting development wise for LaMelo.

FWIW I think LaMelo is just an elite talent. Natural feel for the game and the kid is a hardworker.


I don't think we ever had a great baseline for his shooting to begin with honestly. He became famous for knocking down that half-court three after pointing at the half court line. He scored 92 points in a high school game. Not that all of that means everything or even that much, but we only really saw his pro stats and then this past year.

But I definitely agree. It will be interesting to see what he does next.
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Post#9 » by GSWFan1994 » Mon Sep 20, 2021 11:58 pm

19/7/7

42% FG
34% 3pt
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Post#10 » by Bologna Smasher » Tue Sep 21, 2021 12:00 am

I think his numbers will look similar to this past season's per-36 numbers. Around 20/7/7. I also wouldn't be surprised to see his shooting efficiency drop. With Graham and Monk gone and Bouknight being an unknown, there are going to be a lot of guard minutes available.

Also interested to see how he does for the full season if Hayward stays healthy. Don't know how the Hornets plan on using Plumlee, but I can see him eating some of his rebounds and possibly some of his assist numbers if they utilize his passing game.
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Post#11 » by GeorgeMarcus » Tue Sep 21, 2021 12:00 am

He'll put up good numbers but I'm not convinced he has the right mentality to be a winning anchor. He certainly has the talent though so we'll see
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Post#12 » by theGreatRC » Tue Sep 21, 2021 12:55 am

He averaged 15/6/6 last year.

I can see 20/8/8 which would be amazing
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