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Lonzo Ball | Guard | #2

Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Age / DOB:  (21) / 10/27/1997
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 190
College: UCLA
Drafted: 2017 / Rd. 1 (2) / LAK
Contract: view contract details

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Lonzo Ball hit 8-of-17 shots and three 3-pointers to lead the Lakers with 19 points, eight rebounds, six assists and two steals in 38 minutes of Tuesday's 107-100 win over the Bulls.
Despite some poor shooting, Ball has it on cruise control with LeBron James (groin) and Rajon Rondo (hand) sidelined, and is averaging 13 points, 7.2 rebounds, 7.2 assists, 2.0 steals and 2.2 3-pointers on 40 percent shooting over his last five games. Hopefully he's gained some confidence and will be ready to take some of the ball-handling duties away from LeBron upon his return. Even without LeBron, the Lakers have won three of their last five games, in part because of the strong play from Ball, who's now hit 16-of-42 3-pointers in January. Jan 16 - 1:33 AM

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Lonzo Ball shot 8-of-15 from the field Monday vs. the Mavericks, finishing with 21 points (1-of-4 FTs), seven rebounds, five assists, two steals and four 3-pointers.

Both Ball and Brandon Ingram bounced back from poor performances Sunday, with the second-year point guard reaching the 20-point mark for the first time in seven games. In doing so Ball made four three-pointers, and while he's struggled some with his overall field goal shooting (and foul shooting) he's made half of his three-pointers this month (9-of-18). However, it should be noted that all nine makes have come in two games of those four games.
Jan 8 - 12:24 AM

Lonzo Ball finished Sunday's lopsided loss in Minnesota with six rebounds and four assists in 23 scoreless minutes, finishing 0-of-4 from the field.

Ball's usage and efficiency had been on the upswing with both Rajon Rondo and LeBron James injured, but the Lakers as a whole were trounced tonight. Over the past month, Ball came in averaging a solid 11.8 points, 1.9 triples, 5.5 assists, 4.8 rebounds, 1.7 steals and 0.7 blocks. His value tumbles in leagues that factor in percentages, though, since he's just 42.0% from the field and a ludicrous 31.8% from the line in that span. At least his low playing time will keep him fresh for the second half of L.A.'s back-to-back on Monday.
Jan 6 - 7:11 PM

Lonzo Ball played 43 minutes against the Clippers on Friday and scored 19 points (7-of-16 FGs), adding five rebounds, six assists, one steal, and three 3-pointers.

Ball followed up his 20/9/12 outing on Thursday with another solid game in LeBron James' (groin) absence. Rajon Rondo (finger) is also out for the foreseeable future, which leaves even more of the play-making to Lonzo. He's putting up top-35 value in 9-cat leagues over the last two weeks and has become a must-start player.
Sat, Dec 29, 2018 01:35:00 AM

Lonzo Ball (cramps) will play on Friday vs. the Clippers.

He had some cramping in his left calf on Thursday night and ended up playing 37 minutes, so hopefully he holds up on the second night of a back-to-back. If Thursday's game was any indication, his upside is going to be considerably higher while LeBron James is out.
Fri, Dec 28, 2018 08:55:00 PM

Lonzo Ball was dealing with cramping in his left calf in Thursday's loss to the Kings but said that he "should be ready to play" Friday vs. the Clippers.

WIth both LeBron James (groin) and Rajon Rondo (finger), the Lakers relied on Ball to run the show Thursday night and he most certainly delivered, tallying 20 points, 12 assists, nine rebounds (one rebound got taken off the box score postgame), two steals, one blocked shot and four 3-pointers. Assuming he's healthy and good to go Friday night, he will be a chalky DFS option.
Fri, Dec 28, 2018 10:29:00 AM

Lonzo Ball played 37 minutes Thursday vs. Sacramento, tallying 20 points (8-of-13 FGs), 12 assists, ten rebounds, two steals, one blocked shot and four 3-pointers.

With LeBron James (groin) and Rajon Rondo (finger) both out of the lineup, Ball was bound to have the basketball in his hands more than he has most nights this season. And the second-year point guard took full advantage, producing one of his most efficient efforts of the season to date. Ball shot 4-of-6 from three, the most he’s made in a game since knocking down five against the Nets December 18 (he was 3-of-17 in the three games that followed). Due to the aforementioned injuries he’ll have even more opportunities to make plays for himself and others, which should boost his fantasy value.
Fri, Dec 28, 2018 12:58:00 AM

Lonzo Ball (cramping) was back on the court to start the fourth quarter Thursday vs. the Kings after dealing with a left calf cramp in the third.

Shortly after his departure from the game it was reported that Ball was available to return, and the point guard was back on the court to start the final period. With LeBron James out of the lineup, Ball's return is good news for the Lakers to say the least.
Thu, Dec 27, 2018 11:55:00 PM

Lonzo Ball (calf) left Thursday's game vs. the Kings in the third quarter due to cramping in his left calf.

Ball left the game to have his calf stretched out, and he was taking in some fluids at the same time. Through two-plus quarters the second year point guard tallied 16 points, ten assists, six rebounds, two steals and one blocked shot, playing well for a team that's without LeBron James (groin) and Rajon Rondo (finger). Ball's injury isn't considered to be all that serious, as he is available to return.
Thu, Dec 27, 2018 11:42:00 PM

Lonzo Ball acknowledged during a recent interview that it's been a struggle for him learning how to be effective off the ball.

"I’ve never really had to move without the ball my whole life as far as setting screens and cutting like that," Ball said, "so trying to get better at that, trying to get better at catch-and-shoot. Growing up, a lot of my shots came off of me dribbling and shooting it. Trying to get the catch-and-shoot down and go from there." With LeBron James (groin) going down on Christmas, Ball should be able to operate with the rock in his hands more often. That will help him, but he still needs to compete for minutes with Rajon Rondo.
Wed, Dec 26, 2018 08:56:00 AM

Lonzo Ball had four points on 2-of-10 shooting vs. the Grizzlies on Sunday, going 0-of-7 from downtown with three rebounds, two assists, three steals and two blocks.

In a five-game span from Dec. 10-18, Ball averaged 36.0 minutes while filling up the stat sheet. In the two games since Rajon Rondo (hand) returned, however, he's averaging a modest 8.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 triples in 26.5 minutes. Rondo is a clear drag on his playing time, and therefore his fantasy value, but Ball should still hit value with minutes in the 25-30 range.
Mon, Dec 24, 2018 12:47:00 AM

Lonzo Ball played 26 minutes on Friday, scoring 12 points (5-of-10 FGs) with five rebounds, two assists, and two 3-pointers against the Pelicans.

Ball had played 30+ minutes in his previous five games and in eight of his last nine, which all came during Rajon Rondo's absence. With Rondo back, the two will be splitting point guard duties (26 minutes for Ball on Friday; 22 for Rondo) and stealing value from each other. Lonzo should be owned in most leagues, regardless of any timeshare.
Sat, Dec 22, 2018 01:43:00 AM

Lonzo Ball went off for season-highs in points (23) and triples (5) in Tuesday's loss to the Nets, adding six rebounds, three assists, two steals and three turnovers.

He was unconscious to start this game with 11 straight points in the first quarter and finished 9-of-16 from the field. Ball is having the best stretch of his season with 13.2 points, 6.2 rebounds, 5.8 assists, 2.8 steals, 2.0 triples and 1.0 blocks on 46% shooting with only his FT% (33%) and turnovers (2.6) holding him back. With Rajon Rondo (hand) nearing a return, Ball is heating up just in time and should be able to keep his job.
Tue, Dec 18, 2018 10:28:00 PM

Lonzo Ball registered his first triple-double of the season during Saturday's blowout win in Charlotte with 16 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists over 35 minutes.

Ball added two 3-pointers, five steals, one block and two turnovers while he was out there, and he also threw down a thunderous slam (link below) in what was easily his best game of the season. With Ball joining LeBron James in the triple-double club tonight, it was the first time teammates had triple-doubles since Jason Kidd and Vince Carter did it with New Jersey back in 2007, and the first time a Lakers duo has accomplished this feat since Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Magic Johnson did it back in 1982.
Sat, Dec 15, 2018 09:47:00 PM

Lonzo Ball made 3-of-9 from the field for seven points with three rebounds, eight assists, one steal and three turnovers in 35 minutes against the Rockets on Thursday.

He still hasn't been able to get anything going on offense and came in at just 32.8% from the field in his previous December games, and James Harden just roasted him. Ball hasn't been great on cuts and he often sits in the corner for some offensive possessions, so that's kept his FG% down. The second-year guard not really stepping up on offense while Brandon Ingram (ankle) has been out is disappointing, and his fantasy value could take another hit with Rajon Rondo (and) and Ingram set for evaluations this weekend.
Thu, Dec 13, 2018 10:47:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Lonzo Ball
2Rajon Rondo
3Alex Caruso
4Isaac Bonga
SG1Brandon Ingram
2Josh Hart
3Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
4Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk
SF1LeBron James
2Lance Stephenson
PF1Kyle Kuzma
2Michael Beasley
3Johnathan Williams
C1JaVale McGee
2Tyson Chandler
3Ivica Zubac
4Moritz Wagner