Published 12:54 a.m. ET Nov. 9, 2017
BOSTON (AP) — Lonzo Ball is in a taking pictures hunch, and he thinks he is aware of the place the issue is.
“It’s just in my head to be honest,” Ball stated. “I know I can shoot the ball.”
The Lakers rookie had 9 factors in a 107-96 loss to Boston on Wednesday night time, taking pictures simply four of 15 from the sphere and 1 of 5 from the Three-point line. He entered the night time taking pictures 29.9 p.c from the ground in his first 10 NBA video games, together with 23 p.c over his earlier three contests.
This after he hit 55 p.c from the sphere and 41 p.c from Three-point vary in his lone season at UCLA. Ball stated he hasn’t modified a lot from his strategy in faculty.
“It’s a long season. Just have to stay positive and keep putting in work,” Ball stated. “It’s going to show for itself. Obviously, right now I’m not making no shots. But I’m going to keep shooting.”
Ball stated the Lakers have not instructed tweaking his funky taking pictures mechanics, which embrace pushing the ball together with his proper hand from subsequent to his left ear.
“I’m just trying to work on balance. That’s what (coach) Luke (Walton) and Magic (Johnson) have been telling me,” Ball stated. “That’s the problem right now. Just balance.”
His potential to distribute the ball hasn’t tailed off, no less than. He had six badists Wednesday and has 22 over the past three video games.
Los Angeles continues its four-game journey Thursday night time at Washington.
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