For Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball, scoring is often times hard to come by. The UCLA product is currently shooting 36 percent from the field and 32 percent from the 3-point line. Of course, the Lakers never drafted Ball to score, but it would be a good thing for the team if he could put up points on the board efficiently.
Against the Warriors on Wednesday, Ball showed a side of him that has eluded basketball fans. He actually converted a nice tip-in to beat the buzzer in the first half of the game.
— Justin Jett (@JustinJett_) March 15, 2018
Ball has shown some glimpses of his offensive talents plenty of times in the season. Standing at 6-foot-6, Ball is taller than the ideal point guard. Much like his predecessor, Magic Johnson, Ball has the ability to overwhelm his matchups with his superior height. If only he knew how to score more efficiently, the Lakers would be in a great position this season.
In any case, there is no denying that Ball is already a tremendous fit with the Lakers. The 20-year-old point guard is Los Angeles’ floor general, averaging seven assists per contest. This is an excellent show of perseverance and hustle from the rookie. However, it will take more of those if he plans on leading the Lakers to a victory over the Warriors.
The Warriors are missing star backcourt mates Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson in their game against the Lakers, which should give the visiting team a great opportunity to defeat the mighty Warriors.