Not too long removed from a minor knee surgery, Los Angeles Lakers point guard, Lonzo Ball, was seen getting shots up.
The Los Angeles Lakers dealt with a lot of injuries last season, which limited what they were able to accomplish. As a young team, the Lakers were able to improve on their record from the season before, but it could have been better if not for some key injuries.
One of the players that missed a good amount of time was Lonzo Ball. As really the only good point guard on the team, the Lakers certainly missed Ball when he was out. His injuries resulted in a lot of minutes for Alex Caruso and Tyler Ennis, which isn’t necessarily a recipe for success.
While he did deal with some injuries this past season, Ball was able to show glimpses of what he can become. Even though he was able to average 10-7-7 and play very good defense as a rookie, Ball will need to improve as a shooter.
At UCLA, Ball was a very solid shooter from beyond the three-point line, but we didn’t see nearly enough of that in his rookie season. Recently, LakersNation.com caught up with Ball, who was working on his jump shot along with some of his teammates hitting the weight room.
Seeing Ball back in the Lakers practice facility is certainly an encouraging sight after his minor knee procedure. Even though he is the point guard, it will be important for Lonzo to improve his three-point shooting percentages.
With the addition of LeBron James, teams will surely be letting Ball shoot the basketball from deep to focus on James. If Ball wants to keep defenses honest, he will have to prove that he can hit three-pointers with more consistency.
If Ball is able to improve his shooting percentage in his sophomore season, the Lakers will be in great shape. Ball has proven that he really does everything else well on the court, and getting those shooting numbers up will be icing on the cake.