Havnt watched much college ball for ages, so I just checked out a ton of highlites on YouTube of ball..
I don't really get the hype. He has the worst shooting form ever, arm kicks out weird as, just seems like an overly c0cky douchebag..
He does look quick, but is he really an upgrade from dslow? Who I still hate he sucks, can we please trade him for okafor?
I bet he really wants out of Philly, offer that magic can suck his anaconda if they trade for him
He's better than D'Slow, especially compared to D'Slow at Ohio State. A very unselfish player who seems to always make the right pass, but looks for his own shot when needed, and times those well. Not very athletic, but his lateral quickness is good, teamed with his length, makes him a decent defender, potentially a good one.
All this hoopla about him not being a shooter is also ridiculous. He had a higher TS & eFG than Malik Monk, Bryce Alford, Grayson Allen, Luke Kennard & Lauri Markkanen. His release is ugly, but it won't hinder him as his release is only .02 seconds slower than Klay Thompson and .13 seconds quicker than the NBA on average.
Kidd was a pretty great defender. Seems like Lonzo has a long way to go to match him there.
On the other hand, Kidd took a long time to develop a consistent deep shot, while Lonzo looks like he'll be a 3-point threat immediately.
Yeah, but no midrange game to speak of, unfortunately. I like Ball's passing and intangibles, but that jump shot is going to need some work if he wants to get shots off cleanly in the pros. He can get away with that slow, dragged out release in college, but not in the NBA.
But, he's a natural leader with excellent court vision. I'd take him over D-Russ if I had to choose.
That's what I'm worried about, zero mid range game. If he can't get 3s off he's not going to be much use..
doesn't have much wow factor tbh, I said the same thing when I saw dslow first impression. And I'm still not a fan of cement shoe snitch..
Hope I'm wrong about ball, just seems like a real di.ck