Lonzo Ball Shooting Percentage Through First 12 Games Is HISTORICALLY BAD (TWEET)
Supposed future Hall of Famer, 10x NBA champ, and 10x NBA MVP Lonzo Ball had another terrible shooting game on Thursday night. The 20-year-old rookie scored 10 points in a 111-95 road loss to the Wizards, shooting an abysmal 3-for-12 from the field, 1-for-7 from beyond the arc, and 3-for-7 from the charity stripe.
Through his first 12 NBA games, the greatest player who will have ever played the game when it’s all said and done is shooting just 29.2% from the field. How bad it that? According to ESPN Stats & Info, it’s the second-worst start for any player in the shot clock era.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 10, 2017
That’s bad. But it gets worse! If the season ended today, Ball would have the lowest FG% of any player ever to attempt 10 shots per game.
But it gets worse still! When Lonzo Ball is on the bench, the Lakers average 99.8 points per 100 possessions. When he’s on the floor, that average drops to 97.7 points.
To be fair, Ball is actually doing very well when he’s not shooting the ball. The kid is dishing 6.9 assists per game while also grabbing 6.4 rebounds. However, if he can’t figure out how to get the ball through the hoop, he’s going to be a pretty huge bust.
Hat Tip – [theScore]