The Lonzo Ball thread.

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by jacoby, Jul 8, 2017.

  1. apollo33

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    next Magic Johnson
     
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  2. Bobbythegreat

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    He's the next (insert name of random college player that ended up working at a car dealership after not getting drafted and not being good enough to play overseas) just less talented.
     
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  3. charlieaustin

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    He simply isn't ready for the NBA, the pressure of being the #2 pick and the media spotlight of LA. He should completely revamp his shot and go to the g-league to work on it. I feel bad for the guy at this point. His jackass dad has set unrealistic expectations.
     
  4. pippendagimp

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    Bonzo Lol is a team player who doesn't just go 1-on-1 all nite like James Harden
     
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    lol @ that Shot Put shooting style.
     
  6. Mr. Space City

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    that shot just isn't going to work in the nba unless he's WIDE OPEN.

    he's better off playing like ben simmons for the rest of the year (no 3's). the problem is he sucks finishing around the basket too.
     
  7. apollo33

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    Simmons is a freak though, Lonzo doesn't have any of the athleticism, height, IQ, finishing ability of Simmons
     
  8. TheAce

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    I don't understand how NBA scouts thought this kid was going to be special? What exactly did they see in him? I don't see anything besides him being a bigger size PG at 6'6 but he plays small.
     
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    Watching the game tonight I felt terrible for the kid. He just wants to play the game he loves, but every time he steps into a shot the whispers in his head; 'next Magic,' 'better than Steph,' and so on.

    Dude is collapsing under the pressure.
     
  10. KiwiRoxFan

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    Definitely seems to be a bust but he is still just 20. Can't rule out dramatic improvement and being a solid starter one day.
     
  11. Yung-T

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    People here seriously need to watch his NCAA games instead of saying he's never had talent or should've never been drafted in the top 5 or 10.

    He's incredibly talented and has a ball-iq and passing ability you'll see once in a few years, the current issues are more about confidence and his whole game tanking under that pressure.

    His dad's behaviour seriously f***ed the kid's short-term success, he's under way too much pressure to perform and media are making a headline out of everything.
     
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    He has to rebuild that shot in the off season, that is an absolute must.

    If he can become a decent perimeter shooter it will work wonders for his game. Not being able to shoot puts an insane amount of pressure on the rest of your game this day and age. Combined with the pressure that his oaf of a father put on him, it's gonna be a long year for him.

    I kind of feel bad for him, I don't recall him doing anything wrong. But his father is such an obnoxious figure, you can't help but dislike him by proxy.
     
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    he should've been drafted by the suns or detroit where no one will care about him nor his annoying dad. that way he can work on his form in peace.
     
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    Lonzo Ball is on pace to be the only player in NBA history to shoot under 28% on more than 5 three point attempts per game in a 20+ game season.

    The poor guy needs to back off the attempts and put the ball on the floor until he learns to shoot. That's a liability in today's NBA, but less of a liability than firing up that many bad shots.
     
  16. durvasa

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    Showtime’s back!

    Lol
     
  17. MD_in_Training

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    He's incredibly talented? I guess it depends on how you measure talent. There are tons of players that appeared to be "incredibly talented" in college who couldn't cut it in the NBA. Hell, how many lottery picks actually pan out? Sure, some of his underperformance is likely due to pressure, but he wasn't the first ultra hyped athlete coming out of college. It's obvious that there are huge holes in his game, and he may or may not ever overcome those barriers.

    But if it is true that a large part of his struggles right now is due to pressure, then he has no one to blame but his loud mouthed father.
     
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    I don't think I've ever cringed at a player taking a shot other than Lonzo. Id rather watch Shawn Marion shoot over Lonzo's broke ass shot all day.
     
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    Was way better and happier playing in college than in the NBA. The pressure of it all (NBA, #2, Lakers, Magic, Dad, etc...) along with some key technical flaws (shot and better athletes) are causing him major issues.
     
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