Morning Sixers – Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
“What are your thoughts on Lonzo Ball, particularly with how he fits with the 76ers?”
This will obviously be (relatively) brief thoughts. I’ll have a more in-depth scouting report as we get closer to the draft.
Any discussion about Ball starts with his transition play, which can be described as nothing short of elite, with a degree of creativity, vision, flair, and, most importantly, smarts that is just incredibly unique, and valuable. He’ll also grab the rebound himself (14.5% defensive rebounding rate) and push the ball immediately, and the combination of Ball, Simmons, and Saric would be something to watch.
Things become a little bit more murky in the half half court, but he’s still very much a contributor. Yes, nearly a third of Ball’s assists have come in transition, but he still maintains 2.6-to-1 assist to turnover ratio in the half court, strong number itself.
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