Lonzo Ball says he’s gotten stronger, shot hasn’t changed much

: September 24, 2018; El Segundo, CA, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball (2) during media day at UCLA Health Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez

After an up and down shooting performance in his rookie year and with his unorthodox shooting release there was considerable talk about whether or not Lonzo Ball should change his shooting form. There were even workout videos that came out recently that seemed to show off a different release than normal for Ball.

However, the second-year point guard attributed the change in his jumper to being stronger than he was last season.

Ball is finally cleared for basketball activities after being out most of the summer while rehabbing a knee injury. However, still hit the weight room hard to improve his body. It shows as he looks noticeably bigger heading into year two. There is generally a transition period for shooters as they adjust to the NBA distance and adding muscle to alleviate all the movement in his shot should help the 21-year old.

In his rookie season, Ball shot 36 percent from the floor and 30.6 percent from distance on his way to averaging 10.2 points per contest. If he wants to improve as a scorer, those numbers will obviously have to increase, but it seems like Ball has taken the right steps towards making that happen.

Author: Dillon Hiser


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