Lonzo Ball may be having one of the worst non-Marcus Smart non-50’s white dude shooting stretches for an NBA player to start his career, but at least he’s doing the other stuff as advertised. His passing isn’t as transcendent as maybe it looked in Summer League, but unless your name is Greivis Vasquez, you don’t get seven assists per game just by sheer luck. He can pass the rock, for sure. And he can rebound! Obviously, part of the gameplan for the Lakers, like for the Thunder last year with Russell Statpadbrook, is to have him go for a bunch of boards. That’s fine by me. Everyone knows Brook Lopez doesn’t want to grab those things anyway.
9 points, 7 assists, 7 rebounds per game. Lonzo kind of sucks right now, and he’s still putting up those numbers. Imagine how good it’s gonna be when he doesn’t suck! Brandon Ingram somehow improved over his poop-o-rific rookie season, and I bet Lonzo can too.
Okay, I just reread that, and I’m being way too optimistic. This guy is gonna be hot trashy garbage forever and so are all his brothers.