PLUGGING IN LONZO BALL INTO STARTING LINEUP
Soooo much criticism about the shooting style and percentage of Lonzo Ball, but now we find ourselves finishing the suspension of Rondo where Ball had an incredible few games, so now everyone’s asking, should we not start Ball over Rondo? Yes, we should.
It’s way too early into the season to know for sure, but Ball had his best game so far and one of the most well-rounded outings of his young career. He put up 12 points, eight assists, six rebounds ,and five steals in Los Angeles’ 121-114 victory over the Nuggets on Thursday.
Ball shot 2-of-5 from three-point range, continuing his range as a 40 percent shooter from the 3 pt line this season. It was their collective second win of the season after starting out 0-3, and Ball’s impact was all over it. He’s played so well, it’s a real possibility Ball retains the starting point guard role once Rajon Rondo returns from serving his three-game suspension.