Why Warriors drafting LaMelo Ball could be beneficial to both parties

Why Warriors drafting LaMelo Ball could be beneficial to both parties

The Warriors are going to have a very high lottery pick. This much is certain.

While there is no overwhelming consensus as to which prospect should be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, there is a handful of players believed to be in contention for that selection. Depending on the position and type of player a specific team is looking for, that could ultimately determine who goes first overall.

Lonzo Ball. The younger Ball just returned to the United States after averaging 17.0 points, 7.4 rebounds and 6.8 assists over 12 games with the Illawarra Hawks in Australia’s NBL. He is a somewhat controversial prospect, and not every team will be the right fit for him. ” data-reactid=”20″>One of the prospects believed to be near the top of most teams draft boards is 18-year-old guard LaMelo Ball, the youngest brother of New Orleans Pelicans guard Lonzo Ball. The younger Ball just returned to the United States after averaging 17.0 points, 7.4 rebounds and 6.8 assists over 12 games with the Illawarra Hawks in Australia’s NBL. He is a somewhat controversial prospect, and not every team will be the right fit for him. 

assessed how Ball would fit with the teams likely to be picking near the top of the lottery, and he believes Ball ending up in Golden State would be beneficial to both parties.” data-reactid=”21″>Bleacher Report’s Jonathan Wasserman recently assessed how Ball would fit with the teams likely to be picking near the top of the lottery, and he believes Ball ending up in Golden State would be beneficial to both parties.

Andrew Wiggins at the Feb. 6 trade deadline,” Wasserman wrote. “And with Stephen Curry turning 32 in March, the team (and Curry) may benefit from an additional ball-handler.”” data-reactid=”22″>”Ball’s potential fit in Golden State became easier to envision after the Warriors swapped D’Angelo Russell for a non-playmaking wing in Andrew Wiggins at the Feb. 6 trade deadline,” Wasserman wrote. “And with Stephen Curry turning 32 in March, the team (and Curry) may benefit from an additional ball-handler.”

“Arguably the most important benefit for the 18-year-old,” Wasserman added, “who’s been in the spotlight since early high school and has five-plus million Instagram followers, would be the franchise’s professionalism and winning culture.”

Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and coach Steve Kerr to help ease his transition into the NBA. Additionally, he views the worst aspect of Ball’s fit in Golden State as potentially being a positive.” data-reactid=”24″>Ball’s maturity has often been questioned — although that’s probably more his father’s fault than his own — but Wasserman believes the Warriors have the right leadership in place in Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and coach Steve Kerr to help ease his transition into the NBA. Additionally, he views the worst aspect of Ball’s fit in Golden State as potentially being a positive.

“The only negative of his landing in Golden State would be the lack of early shots and touches,” Wasserman summarized. “He wouldn’t have a path toward dominating the rock and putting up All-Star numbers. But that may also be for the better.”

Why Warriors drafting LaMelo Ball could be beneficial to both parties originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area‘ data-reactid=”28″>Why Warriors drafting LaMelo Ball could be beneficial to both parties originally appeared on NBC Sports Bay Area


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