LaMelo Ball reveals ideal situation for him in the NBA
LaMelo Ball is one of the top prospects in the upcoming 2020 NBA Draft. However, while he is confident that he can fit in with any group, he believes that he can excel better in a situation where he has the ball in his hands.
No one knows for certain which team will pick Ball. Although the Minnesota Timberwolves have the first pick, there are whispers that they will use it as a trade asset.
Ball shared that he has spoken with the New York Knicks, but he didn’t say much about their conversation. But from the looks of it, LaMelo is comfortable wherever he ends up going in the NBA — as long as he’ll have a leading role.
“I feel like I can be successful in any situation …” Ball said, per Chris Hine of StarTribune.“But I would like to have the ball and do stuff like that because I feel the point guard needs the ball to make plays.”
Ball, the youngest brother of New Orleans Pelicans guard Lonzo Ball, took a different path to the NBA. After high school, Ball passed on college ball and played overseas. While this move attracted an ample amount of criticisms, Ball expressed his belief that it greatly helped in his development as a player.
“I feel like it prepared me a lot and also made me who I am today,” LaMelo Ball said. “Just seeing everything, you learn everything quicker. It’s like being advanced.”
The 2020 NBA Draft will take place on Nov. 18.
It remains to be seen which team will pick Ball. More importantly, it is yet to be known if that team will trust the young guard immediately.