The Bulls are off to a great start, and they look like genuine contenders for the first time in a long while.
Lonzo Ball is part of the reason for that because his defense has had guys in the league in hell this season, and his shooting has been excellent via Clutch Points.
Ball still isn’t a big scorer, but his development on offense has been obvious nonetheless. He has incredible court vision, especially in the open floor, making him a perfect complement to DeRozan and LaVine. Ball’s understanding of timing and angles encourages motion in the halfcourt that keeps Chicago from bogging down into isolation basketball, too.
Ball has proven he can do more than just set up DeRozan and LaVine, shooting a career-high 43.6% from behind the arc. With DeRozan and LaVine shouldering the scoring load, Ball has emerged as one of the league’s most dangerous, versatile shooters, connecting on an elite 45.5% of his pull-up threes.
Ball has proven capable of masking DeRozan and LaVine defensive weaknesses, proving himself a magnificent defender of the opposing team’s best player.
Chicago’s 104.1 defensive rating ranks sixth in the league, and dips a bit further will Ball on the floor.The team’s net rating with Ball in the game is a stellar +8.3, by far the highest of his career.
Off the court, he’s thriving also.
He just went public with his girlfriend Ally Rossel not too long ago, and the two seem to be very happy.
They were recently spotted out in Chicago again and looked like a thriving couple. Rossel previously dated Jazz’s Jordan Clarkson.
Everything is coming up 7s for the BIG BALLER BRAND. Zo had a shaky start to his career but will get some all-star consideration this season.
Good for Zo.
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