The star rookie point guard has not been shooting the ball well – at all.
There were serious questions about Lonzo Ball’s shooting form heading into the NBA Draft. A couple of games into his rookie season, the Los Angeles Lakers point guard hasn’t done anything to quiet them.
Ten games into the season, the former UCLA Bruins star ranks dead last in the NBA (among players who’ve taken more than 100 shots) in three major shooting categories – FG %, eFG % and true shooting %.
Ball’s stats on the surface aren’t terrible – 8.8 points, 6.9 assists and 6.4 rebounds – but his shooting ability clearly needs work. He’s shooting less than 30 percent from the field and 23 percent from the 3-point line.
The talented point guard was a good shooter in college, making more than 40 percent of his 3-point attempts, but he’s facing longer, better defenses in the league, and his awkward shooting form might not allow him to get as many clean looks as other players.
Messing with your shooting form is often a recipe for disaster (see Markelle Fultz) but something might have to happen here with Lonzo.