Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball may be one of the most hyped prospects to come into the NBA since LeBron James back in 2003. Whether that hype has been warranted after Ball’s performance thus far through his rookie season is up for debate, but there’s no doubt that Lonzo’s skill set and ceiling have been sold to NBA scouts, fans and the media ever since his first day at UCLA.
However, let’s be honest… Lonzo Ball doesn’t have a good season and at this moment he is one of the worst young starters in the league. This was too harsh? No, this is the true, even though I’m a Lakers fan, and I would like from Lonzo to bring us an NBA Championship, but that is a long road and maybe this critic he will use to spend more time in the gym and improve his performance.
So far, Lonzo Ball has 8.8 points, 6.8 assists and 6.6 rebounds per game, but with 30.8% FG and embarrassing 22.7% from the downtown. He plays 32 minutes per game, and in 16 games he had one game with 0 (zero) points, one game with 2 points, one game with 3 points (so let’s wait for the 1-point game?), and only four double-digit points.
Today, you will see 10 players who score more points than Lonzo Ball. Do you know how many points he scored so far? 141. Yes, 141 in 523 minutes on the court. Kyle Kuzma has 263 points in 505 minutes. Ok, he had a dinner with Kobe last night, so I expect from him to average more than 18 points per game this season.
However, check the 10 players who scored more points than Lonzo Ball.
Frank Kaminsky – 142 PTS (334 minutes)
Steven Adams – 151 PTS (372 minutes)
Spencer Dinwiddie – 154 PTS (333 minutes)
John Collins – 159 PTS (316 minutes)
Yogi Ferrell – 162 PTS (465 minutes)
Emmanuel Mudiay – 182 PTS (350 minutes)
E’Twaun Moore – 190 PTS (500 minutes)
Mike James – 191 PTS (397 minutes)
Taurean Prince – 195 PTS (473 minutes)
Donovan Mitchell – 239 PTS (445 minutes)