Lonzo Ball

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  1. Mainstreet

    Mainstreet Registered User Contributor

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    There are a lot of carry over remarks about Lonzo Ball on the Fultz thread so might as well make a thread for him as well. The things I really like about Ball is his basketball IQ, ability to run a team and his passing ability

    Below are some comments from DraftExpress but one really needs to read the whole article at the link below.

    http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Lonzo-Ball-7229/ ©DraftExpress
     
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    Here is a link to the strengths of Alonzo Ball.

     
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    What I noticed is Fultz is more of a better half court player like a Chris Paul, and Lorenzo Ball is more like Kevin Johnson who outraces guys down the court. So to me, offensively, neither is better than the other per se, but if you are more half court oriented I think Fultz shines, and if you have a 7 seconds or less offense, you would want Ball.

    Can Ball play halfcourt, yes. Can Fultz fast break, yes. I am just comparing their natural skills/strengths.
     
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    Ball is one of the best passers I have seen to ignite the fast break. When I first saw him I thought of Magic Johnson. Magic was phenomenal in making the quick outlet pass.
     
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    Now if we get Ball we still might have to deal Bledsoe but I think there is a better chance he could coexist with Bled+Booker and the rest. I think he could blend better versus if we got Fultz.
     
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    This guy is awesome, but his father is insane. Not worth the risk when you have other options available.
     
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    What I like about Fultz is he is more half court oriented, able to create a shot, penetrate and kick out. So for the regualr season I agree Ball will ignite fast breaks, we would be a machine. However, in the playoffs, where teams make the play more half court oriented, I think Fultz would be better.

    I think both guys can have good NBA careers. I think with them, you pick your style. I can see where Fultz may have more upside. He has terrific handles. Anytime you have a guy that can get to any spot on the court that is a big plus!
     
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    And the situation that his (Father's) heart is at Dodger Stadium. We're in the shadow of L.A. in everything we do (which is understandable). But it doesn't mean we have to add still another situation.
     
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    I highly doubt balls dad is going to hurt the suns.
     
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    Balls dad sounds funny out loudz
     
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    I wouldn't take Ball if there are significant indications he'll force his way to the Lakers. In any case I prefer Jackson because of his defense. As always, I like Bled as a backup PG and not as a starter - his D suffers too much when plays starter minutes. When he's going hard he's disruptive on D. I wouldn't hesitate to start Ulis over him, which should get Booker and the rest of the team move involved in the offense right out of the gate.
     
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    Rather have Fultz or Jackson.
     
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    I don't see how he can force his way to the Lakers unless the Lakers get top pick. His contract(s) won't let him move around for eight or nine years. That's a lot of time for him to get over "Laker fever"

    BTW I prefer Jackson for his defense too.
     
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    If we get third pick and Ball is there...?
     
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    I think Fultz is more like Bledsoe. In theory, if you have two similar players playing the same position, then the rest of the team does not have to adjust their play as much when one or the other come into the game. I think there is more of a style difference between Bledsoe and Ball.
     

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