LAS VEGAS The first shot splashed into the basket, seemingly restoring order to any of the anxious Lakers fans that fretted over Lonzo Ball’s shooting in his first Summer League game. We’re talking about the player (and family) fans either love or love to hate – Lonzo Ball. The glass is half full, but he didn’t mince words either. That being said, this may be one of the few times people might feel bad for LaVar.
They finished 41 games back of first-placed Golden State Warriors in the Pacific Division.
“Just want to continue to work at the same pace and get even better than I was tonight, especially on the defensive end”, Ingram said.
On one play, Ball threw a no-look pass to Lakers center Ivica Zubac for a reverse layup. Before I met him I had already thought that.
On one play when he was alongside his opposing number, Ball as able to contest the shot and force a miss.
Lonzo still didn’t shoot the ball particularly well, but his movement with his passes and willingness to pitch the ball up the floor was handsome. According to the National Basketball Association, no player has registered a triple-double at Las Vegas Summer League since at least 2010. First and foremost, Lonzo Ball shook off the 2-15 shooting night on Friday and came in with a splash. “I was really happy for him”. Rondo spent last season with the Chicago Bulls. But to the Los Angeles Lakers’ relief, Ingram said he suffered only a cramp after scoring 26 points and looking every bit of the second overall pick that he was a year ago.
However, the Lakers did lose for the second night in a row, and the no. 3 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, Jayson Tatum, led Boston with 27 points and 11 rebounds in the victory. The Michigan native scored a game-high 31 points.
Ojeleye won’t always put on such a shooting display, but hit 42.4 percent of his 3-pointers last season.
The Lakers reportedly have a “strong interest” in the 37-year-old.