After an atrocious start as a 3-point shooter, Lonzo Ball bounced back in a big way starting at the beginning of December. Despite a pair of injuries that sidelined him for 21 games, Ball still managed to knock down 46-112 (41.1%) of those attempts, culminating in a career-high 6 triples in a comeback win over the San Antonio Spurs on March 3rd.
After that game, the league began to figure out what Laker fans had been privy to for a while…leave Lonzo Ball open at your own peril. Defenses have approached him differently since that game, and he’s had a rough time adjusting it, shooting just 30.3% from the field and 23.1% from 3-point range.
In this installment of Laker Film Room, I take a look at what defenses have done differently, and how that segues perfectly into the skill work that he should be doing this summer. So begins the next stage of Lonzo Ball’s development.
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