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Lonzo Ball 2019-2020 Outlook


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BBM is saying he's gonna play 32 minutes a night, and has him at 80th.  And that's including his atrocious (although on low volume) FT%.  What's going on with his health?  At this point, that's my main concern with him.

(I'm also curious if his main fans on this forum are still so high on him, or if that suddenly changed when he got traded, a la D'Angelo)

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1 hour ago, Pyschout said:

BBM is saying he's gonna play 32 minutes a night, and has him at 80th.  And that's including his atrocious (although on low volume) FT%.  What's going on with his health?  At this point, that's my main concern with him.

(I'm also curious if his main fans on this forum are still so high on him, or if that suddenly changed when he got traded, a la D'Angelo)

His stat profile is Draymond lite.  We can’t answer the health question bc no one has a crystal ball.  Do you think it’s worth a 7th round pick for a Draymond whose over/under on games played is probably 50?  Idk I’m Iffy on him.  Got him pretty late in an early dynasty.  Otherwise I haven’t targeted him. 

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3 hours ago, Fantasyscrub said:

why would you target this guy at all?  I would take Marcus Smart before I take this guy, huge bust

Ball was the #78 player his rookie year and his horrific FG% increased from 36% to 41% between Year 1 and 2. And LeBron is now out of the picture, which besides injury was the biggest factor in his fantasy decline last year. I expect a big year from him. 

 

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On 8/19/2019 at 7:51 PM, Fantasyscrub said:

why would you target this guy at all?  I would take Marcus Smart before I take this guy, huge bust

In the right setup, he can be super useful,like your 5-7th best player.  So...yeah?  That's the beauty of category leagues.

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In my opinion, he will be decent for punt fg/to teams in per game (top 50 in that setting). I don't think he makes the top 100 otherwise, maybe rank 135? If you're not punting those, stay far far away no matter where you get him. He will destroy your team if not. Seriously. Grim reaper. 

Overall I'm not too interested in him because he cant stay on the floor and injuries are absolute team killers, especially on multi cat punt teams. I almost always punt fg% and am still not targeting him at all. His fg% is such garbage that he will probably make you lose fg% against other punt fg/to teams (there is usually a few). I am big on semi punts and I think he has a Wiggins type effect this year. Nothing like your team shooting 45% on the week losing to a team shooting 46% because of lonzo ball. 

Good late draft sneaky pair with harden teams if you want to gamble or if late draft comes around and you feel like you messed up, so gambling on injuries is your only way out. 

I doubt he plays 60 games and predict he has the worst fg% in the nba, or at least top 5 worst for decent usage players. $6 auction, 9th round snake. 

He was given too much of a green light his first year and did well minus 3 cats, but he proved to be a bust in comparison to his hype. I doubt he gets the green light like he did that first year as pelicans are looking to make playoffs and lonzo isn't a winner. Maybe one day, but he still needs a few more years in my opinion. Its hes too stubborn to fix his shooting form, he is a career bust. 

Get out those $400 big baller shoes and draft him in the 6th! Invite me to your league first though please. 

 

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I think he can be something like 12/6/6 with 2 threes, 2 steals, and .5 blocks.  That's Draymondesque.  If you're in a points league or punting all 3 efficiency cats that could be top 50 value.  Even if you look at his line last year (which I think he will improve from) he was 53rd in you turn off the efficiency cats.  It's actually not that difficult to build around.  You can punt FG/TO (his FT volume is literally 1 per game).  Or a punt FT team which has excellent FG can make up for his FG.  Or simply roster him in 8 cat, no punts, and cross your fingers on the percentages.  I think he can your 8th or 9th guy in 8 cat even with no punts.  I took a flyer on him in the 9th round of a 9 cat roto dynasty startup this offseason.  I tend to let old guys fall to me in dynasty and only occasionally take shots at young guys if I like their value.  I remember Lonzo being a 2-3 rounder in dynasty so imagine my surprise to see him there in the 9th.  At that point I can roster him as my worst guy or I can just float him on my bench, waiting for him to develop.  It's basically a free roll.   

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everyone sleepin on zo

 

i reached for him (72 overall), but think he’s going to be jason kiddesque with the all-around stats when it’s all said n done..

 

i believe his percentages will be up across the board, as he’s worked on his shot mechanics extensively this offseason.

 

those of you who passed up on him in the 90-100 range are gunna regret it BIG time if he performs like i believe he can. 

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