- Sep 7, 2008
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Lamelo is a better prospect than his brother IMO. He could be the best playmaker in the league at some point. Lonzo has 0 elite skills IMO. That's just what I think. Lonzo can't get to the basket, and when he does, he can't finish.I don't think 72% gives any hope, but there are other reasons that you already mentioned to be more optimistic about his shot moving forward.
As far as the bolded, I'm not sure what makes you think that.
His brother shot a high volume of 3's at 38% this year while defending adequately, and I think LaMelo projects as a much worse defender, who also won't do much scoring inside the arc.
I guess I like Hayes upside, but I haven't really seen enough of him. I think that's a theme with this draft, the less we've seen of somebody, the more we like them.
Lamelo is bigger, better at penetrating, better at ball handling, probably a better playmaker today. Defense is the only place I think Lonzo has the edge. Lamelo's defensive deficiencies are largely off ball and strength related.
"Meanwhile, LaMelo leaned on east-west dribbling into contested pull-up jumpers, but he showed more wiggle off the bounce. He attempted 53 shots around the basket in the half court through just 12 games, compared to Lonzo, who took 69 shots around the basket in 36 games. LaMelo averaged 5.0 free-throw attempts per 40 to Lonzo's 3.1. "
His catch and shoot 3 numbers are good. Pretty much what his brother put up this year.
"Lonzo ranked in the 95th percentile in spot-ups at UCLA playing alongside Aaron Holiday. He shot 44.6 percent off the catch. LaMelo shot 11-of-29 (37.9 percent) on catch-and-shoots through 12 games. He wasn't as accurate as his brother, but when he was able to set his feet and generate rhythm, the results were promising."
This was a comparison I read.
LaMelo Ball will be one of the first players picked in the 2020 NBA draft, just like his brother Lonzo was in 2017. But teams aren't scouting the same player as they did when Lonzo was a freshman at UCLA...
I have watched some tape. Lamelo is definitley better at breaking the defense with his first step, and his ball handling is way better.
Again just my assessment.