OFFICIAL LONZO BALL THREAD
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3 ... 633, 634, 635 ... 1213, 1214, 1215  Next

 
Post new topic    LakersGround.net Forum Index -> LA Lakers Lounge Reply to topic
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
AC Green's V-Card
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 09 Aug 2012
Posts: 3063

PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:55 pm    Post subject:

KB824MJ wrote:
AC Green's V-Card wrote:
KB824MJ wrote:
It's depressing how bad Lonzo is. Got benched. But, he does have a tendency to shrink in big games:Boston, Wizardsx2, this game. I won't count clippers. Something is off with him. He was making great passes first 5-7 games and all of a sudden is playing like he's always tired.


Milwaukee wasn't a big game because why exactly? They have a better record than the 76ers and Giannis is a bigger star than anyone on Philadelphia.
it wasn't prime time though. And even so he only shows up and plays with fire when his shot is going down. But he is now Not even getting assists. Remember his 2 shot game, had low assists there too. I want him to do well but I'm big games where either people mocked him or are ready to go at him, he's shrank


Neither was the second Washington game. Didn't prevent you from listing it as a 'big game.' Don't throw out your back moving those goalposts.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
2019
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 03 Dec 2014
Posts: 5867

PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:59 pm    Post subject:

He doesn't want to do anything... it's so disgusting to watch.

I am not saying this emotionally and have felt this way for quite someone but Simmons is miles ahead of Lonzo in every aspect: current impact, passing, mentality, potential, etc.

So awful to watch this. I understand why people are calling him a bust.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
george w kush
Starting Rotation
Starting Rotation


Joined: 05 Jun 2009
Posts: 429

PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:01 pm    Post subject:

Nice bricks Lonzo.

He's completely useless out there if he can't hit a shot. Defenses will just sag off of him.


Last edited by george w kush on Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:03 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
CantStopJM
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 03 Oct 2017
Posts: 1811

PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:02 pm    Post subject:

He's not only missing, he's not even close. It's really disturbing.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
BennyLava
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 14 Dec 2012
Posts: 3336

PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:04 pm    Post subject:

I know it’s the frustration of how badly he is playing this game but my expectations for him had come waaaay down. A good passing point guard, not a star.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
2019
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 03 Dec 2014
Posts: 5867

PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:04 pm    Post subject:

CantStopJM wrote:
He's not only missing, he's not even close. It's really disturbing.


Besides the shot which is obviously a huge issue.. he seems to notice what is in front of him and then shy away and make a quick pass instead. Almost just to get rid of it...

That is what concerns me
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
al242
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 28 Sep 2012
Posts: 2103

PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:05 pm    Post subject:

Magic should not be allowed to make another draft decision ever again
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
WeDidItReddit
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 10 May 2015
Posts: 1085

PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:08 pm    Post subject:

I'm not sure why you guys are surprised. All Lonzo's flaws now were already visible in college. Not that he can't improve them but if you guys expected ROY or some generational talent glimpses from the start you were in for a big disappointment
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
sogood.
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 17 Oct 2015
Posts: 1433

PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:10 pm    Post subject:

Are we at the point where we starting counting Lonzo's shot attempts as turnovers?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
2019
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 03 Dec 2014
Posts: 5867

PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:10 pm    Post subject:

WeDidItReddit wrote:
I'm not sure why you guys are surprised. All Lonzo's flaws now were already visible in college. Not that he can't improve them but if you guys expected ROY or some generational talent glimpses from the start you were in for a big disappointment


Yes, I think that we all thought we'd saw glimpses.

glimpse
/ɡlim(p)s/

noun

a momentary or partial view.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
CantStopJM
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 03 Oct 2017
Posts: 1811

PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:11 pm    Post subject:

WeDidItReddit wrote:
I'm not sure why you guys are surprised. All Lonzo's flaws now were already visible in college. Not that he can't improve them but if you guys expected ROY or some generational talent glimpses from the start you were in for a big disappointment


No one expected him to be the worst shooter of all time. Not even a hyperbole at this point.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
trashcan
Starting Rotation
Starting Rotation


Joined: 11 Dec 2012
Posts: 539

PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:12 pm    Post subject:

It looks like picking up lonzo full court is the way to take him out of the game. Ullis did it in Phoenix and they're doing it here tonight
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
george w kush
Starting Rotation
Starting Rotation


Joined: 05 Jun 2009
Posts: 429

PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:20 pm    Post subject:

trashcan wrote:
It looks like picking up lonzo full court is the way to take him out of the game. Ullis did it in Phoenix and they're doing it here tonight


Well thats not a good strategy for the Sixers because every time Ball goes out the Lakers play much better.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
george w kush
Starting Rotation
Starting Rotation


Joined: 05 Jun 2009
Posts: 429

PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:23 pm    Post subject:

I don't really see how his shot is going to to get any better. He was decent in college, but in the NBA the 3 point line is 2-3 further out, he needs his release to be much quicker and he's playing against taller defenders. Not only that but since his shot comes off his left shoulder guys will just stay on his left side.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
BynumForThree
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 27 Feb 2016
Posts: 1055

PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:27 pm    Post subject:

I'm waiting for the "intangibles" crowd to tell me "there's more to the game than shooting."
_________________
If Brandon Knight were to come out, I would take him number 1 in the draft. - Magic Johnson Mar 27, 2011

For all of you out there questioning Jimmer Fredette of BYU, he is the real deal. - Magic Johnson Mar 20, 2011
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
yinoma2001
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 19 Jun 2010
Posts: 93735
Location: Do you believe in Magic?

PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:32 pm    Post subject:

He’s shook mentally.
_________________
We have LBJ.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
lakersken80
Retired Number
Retired Number


Joined: 12 Aug 2009
Posts: 30373

PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:35 pm    Post subject:

He doesn't even have the Nike money to fall back on now...thanks dad.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
PRLakeShow
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 07 Oct 2016
Posts: 9109

PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:35 pm    Post subject:

I'm kinda depressed.
_________________
WE BACK BABY!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Nash Vegas
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 01 Sep 2012
Posts: 3415

PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:36 pm    Post subject:

yinoma2001 wrote:
He’s shook mentally.


He shrinks on these nationally televised games on TNT or ESPN.

Clippers
Blazers
Celtics
Sixers

Just like he shrunk in the Sweet Sixteen.
_________________
Marcellus Wiley
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Boybees
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 13 May 2001
Posts: 1139

PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:39 pm    Post subject:

Ball is a bust. He's the worst shooter to come into the NBA in a long time, and he was the #2 pick in the draft.

If you can't shoot, you can't play.

Magic showed his inexperience and naiveté as a front office man by anointing Ball the savior of the franchise. That's exactly the wrong thing to do with a kid whose shooting is suspect.
_________________
Jerry Buss made the Lakers into the crown jewel of the NBA.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
trashcan
Starting Rotation
Starting Rotation


Joined: 11 Dec 2012
Posts: 539

PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:41 pm    Post subject:

george w kush wrote:
trashcan wrote:
It looks like picking up lonzo full court is the way to take him out of the game. Ullis did it in Phoenix and they're doing it here tonight


Well thats not a good strategy for the Sixers because every time Ball goes out the Lakers play much better.

What? Everytime lonzo is on the floor they pick him up 94 feet and this causes isoball. Lonzo doesn't thrive in isoball

This is the key to taking him out of the game from the defensive perspective
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Ziggy
Franchise Player
Franchise Player


Joined: 10 Feb 2005
Posts: 10563

PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:41 pm    Post subject:

BynumForThree wrote:
I'm waiting for the "intangibles" crowd to tell me "there's more to the game than shooting."


there's more to the game than shooting.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Lakeshow323
Starting Rotation
Starting Rotation


Joined: 17 Nov 2016
Posts: 329
Location: LA

PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:42 pm    Post subject:

I get that he has trouble shooting, but he can barely make layups. This is ridiculous. And his passive demeanor is really worrisome for a PG.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Nash Vegas
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 01 Sep 2012
Posts: 3415

PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:42 pm    Post subject:

It's sad when ESPN went from showing head-to-head highlights of Simmons/Embiid vs Ingram/Ball to Ingram/Clarkson. They took Ball out.
_________________
Marcellus Wiley
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Boybees
Star Player
Star Player


Joined: 13 May 2001
Posts: 1139

PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:45 pm    Post subject:

Ball's lack of aggression and inability to get to the risk are simply stunning for a guy hyped to his level. His typical play is to drive halfway to the rim and kick it out. Making it so easy on the defense. He has to continue to the rim and attack. We don't have the shooters for him to simply kick it out on every play. And then he becomes passive and is no longer involved.
_________________
Jerry Buss made the Lakers into the crown jewel of the NBA.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Reply with quote
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    LakersGround.net Forum Index -> LA Lakers Lounge All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Goto page Previous  1, 2, 3 ... 633, 634, 635 ... 1213, 1214, 1215  Next
Page 634 of 1215
Jump to:  

 
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum






Graphics by uberzev
© 1995-2018 LakersGround.net. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy. Terms of Use.
LakersGround is an unofficial news source serving the fan community since 1995.
We are in no way associated with the Los Angeles Lakers or the National Basketball Association.


Powered by phpBB