Jump to content
NBC Sports Edge Forums

LaMelo Ball 2020-2021 Outlook


Recommended Posts

7 hours ago, My Dinner With Andre said:

 

 

Man. This kid is a star. There's an aura of excitement brewing around this team, you can just feel it. They nailed the pick. Neither Terry or Devonte struck me as good playmakers when I watched them play last season. I know Devonte racked up assists but his style of play didn't seem to benefit Bridges or Washington. Melo will bring them all up.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 332
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

I don’t get why people draft him in the mid rounds but drop him after a week. We all know his minutes will ramp up and that you have to be patient with rooks, I’m just glad someone dropped him in my 1

Posted Images

14 minutes ago, ILuvABGs said:

Man. This kid is a star. There's an aura of excitement brewing around this team, you can just feel it. They nailed the pick. Neither Terry or Devonte struck me as good playmakers when I watched them play last season. I know Devonte racked up assists but his style of play didn't seem to benefit Bridges or Washington. Melo will bring them all up.

Once he gets the scoring going he’s a walking triple double. Very good rebounding guard and the playmaking is unreal 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

I say expect horrible FG% but great counting stats and steals.

 

Hornets dont have much pieces for future. They should give him free reign and keys to have ball in hands. Will be interesting how Rozier/Graham/Hayward and Ball share the rock this year.

 

If LaMelo can shoot or play off the ball. I think the 3 guard lineup could be explored in Charlotte.

Link to post
Share on other sites

It's really going to be simple moving through the season.

CHA is going to have to decide whether he's a liability out there, or if he's doing enough positive things for the offense.

Steals might be up, but that doesn't mean "he's a good defender".

 

I think it's somewhat likely that we won't see him eclipse 10.0 PPG, as much as people want him to.

I think we could be looking at him seeing between 18-25 minutes per game in his rookie season, with both Graham and Rozier still on the team.
 

I think his EOS Averages could look like this: 36.0 FG%, 64.0 FT%, 0.8 3PM, 8.5 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 5.5 APG, 1.2 SPG, 0.1 BLK, 2.9 T/O

Will this go up in years to come? Yeah, probably...but I think unless you're looking for semi-decent "popcorn" stats for REB/AST while punting basically everything else, he's going to be fairly useless from a consistency standpoint. Regardless of whether these numbers end up being accurate or not, he's going to destroy you in FG%, FT%, BLK and T/O. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, CORTEz said:

It's really going to be simple moving through the season.

CHA is going to have to decide whether he's a liability out there, or if he's doing enough positive things for the offense.

Steals might be up, but that doesn't mean "he's a good defender".

 

I think it's somewhat likely that we won't see him eclipse 10.0 PPG, as much as people want him to.

I think we could be looking at him seeing between 18-25 minutes per game in his rookie season, with both Graham and Rozier still on the team.
 

I think his EOS Averages could look like this: 36.0 FG%, 64.0 FT%, 0.8 3PM, 8.5 PPG, 5.5 RPG, 5.5 APG, 1.2 SPG, 0.1 BLK, 2.9 T/O

Will this go up in years to come? Yeah, probably...but I think unless you're looking for semi-decent "popcorn" stats for REB/AST while punting basically everything else, he's going to be fairly useless from a consistency standpoint. Regardless of whether these numbers end up being accurate or not, he's going to destroy you in FG%, FT%, BLK and T/O. 

You need to bump all those numbers up. Also Devonte is not a good defender, undersized, and not an efficient shooter and he got all the minutes he could handle last season. Don't think for a second Lamelo will get benched because of his lack of D

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, ROTY said:

You need to bump all those numbers up. Also Devonte is not a good defender, undersized, and not an efficient shooter and he got all the minutes he could handle last season. Don't think for a second Lamelo will get benched because of his lack of D

Because on a team that lacked scoring last season, Graham was needed. The team still lacks scoring. Besides Hayward, who else can score? 

Link to post
Share on other sites

The kid will play.  %s will be an issue  but he can be special in real life.

LaMello is 6'7", the same height as Hayward or Bridges. Rosier is 6'2, Graham is 6'1".

Think about way better rookie version of Draymond (btw he is 6'6").

 I expect to see heavy dose of small ball lineup: Ball, Graham, Hayward, Rozier and PJ.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

I like that they have played him with Hayward and Rozier for a good set of minutes.

Ball is guarding Bembry (a wing) and switching on the perimeter to bigs with ease. The game just comes very easily to him. 

Link to post
Share on other sites
45 minutes ago, sld12 said:

Didn't have a chance to watch tonight's game, but LaMelo was -17 and Rozier was +4 and Graham +7 lol.  Is LaMelo just a highlight reel without a winning edge?

Wait it's the 2nd game of the preseason. He came off the bench playing most his minutes with non shooters and closed it with the deep bench. The guys a passer with no one to pass to.

 

His games unorthodox though. Still trying to gauge what hell be this season.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

lamelo is going to have a nice career in the nba, no doubt 

 

but he will be a bit of a gamble in his rookie season imo

 

rozier and graham are both guna eat up a lot of minutes at the point guard position..

 

the minutes he does get will be used to adjust to the nba game imo

 

not saying he won’t have big nights with some occasional great counting stats.. it just doesn’t feel like a safe bet to draft him in the top 100 quite yet 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Im hearing the exact same things as what we were hearing with his older brother "whrn he gets a jumper, it's over!"

 

Meanwhile, Lonzo still can't play in half court sets and will be losing his job to Kira Lewis before we're past game 36. 😁

Edited by perkinsfor3
  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

For fantasy purposes he's basically a way to fill some AST/STL categories late in drafts. He's going to be very inefficient in the FG%/TO departments but hopefully not enough usage to completely crush those categories.

I'd expect 6-7APG/4-5RPG/1.5SPG if he can hold onto 28-32MPG. I think he's very much like his brother when you are looking at fantasy contributions.

For instance if I was already punting TO's he'd be someone I'd look to target to solidify my AST/STL totals or dominate them even harder.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
37 minutes ago, battaginlemon said:

18pts in 26min on 4/9 from 3,coming from the bench.. a bit quiet in here! 

His bust potential is virtually 0 right now. Kid is gonna be an absolute marvel to watch over the years. 19yo and out there with the confidence to play the way he does, finding his teammates great looks and getting his own. I'm so glad I picked him up in dynasty 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, FrankLilly said:

Unless there is a trade he’d probably end up replacing Devonte in the starting 5 at some point. Rozier is too important to their defense. 

 

The challenge for Borrego is that both Devonte and Rozier are weak complementary guards, because they need to be in rhythm, dribbling the ball to make their 3p shots, usually in transition. If Rozier is the better defender, he is also not as good a pure shooter as Graham. But Graham is better with catch-and-shoot 3s, from what I've seen.

Either way, the important thing is that Ball has to start. Let one of the other guards go to town as the 6th man, scoring the ball. I think the 6th man will be Rozier.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
13 minutes ago, hornrimmed_rambis said:

The challenge for Borrego is that both Devonte and Rozier are weak complementary guards, because they need to be in rhythm, dribbling the ball to make their 3p shots, usually in transition. If Rozier is the better defender, he is also not as good a pure shooter as Graham. But Graham is better with catch-and-shoot 3s, from what I've seen.

Either way, the important thing is that Ball has to start. Let one of the other guards go to town as the 6th man, scoring the ball. I think the 6th man will be Rozier.

I don't see Rozier becoming the 6th man, that'd be basically telling the 2nd highest paid player on the team, we don't want you anymore. There was talk of all three being in the lineup for small ball lineups (Rozier-Graham-Ball-Hayward-PJ) but that group would get wrecked defensively. I could see them trading either Rozier or Graham and my guess is Graham who would be RFA after this upcoming season. I think part of the reason why Charlotte drafted Ball was to replace Graham after this season without having to overpay for Graham, just my guess we'll see. 

Edited by DezedandConfused
Link to post
Share on other sites
  • tonycpsu changed the title to LaMelo Ball 2020-2021 Outlook

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.


×
×
  • Create New...