Ball has scored just two points on 11 field goal attempts over the Lakers' last two games. Ball was held scoreless in Saturday's loss to the Magic, and he followed up with another lackluster showing Sunday in Miami, finishing with two points on 1-of-6 shooting, including going 0-of-4 from three. Ball is now 0-of-7 from three over the last two games, and he's attempted just four free throws over his last eight games. Ball did contribute seven assists and six rebounds Sunday, but his lack of aggressiveness continues to hamper his overall fantasy value.
Ball recorded just five rebounds, four assists, two steals, and one block in 28 minutes during Saturday's 130-117 loss to the Magic. Ball missed all five of his field-goal attempts Saturday but did manage to put up some other numbers as a small compensation. He is locked in as the starter in the absence of Rajon Rondo (hand) and should be better than this on most nights. Chances are he was dropped in some leagues and after this performance, could be dropped in some more. He is worth a roster spot in standard leagues but could provide you with plenty of bumps in the road.
Ball is expected to see an uptick in playing time with Rajon Rondo (hand) sidelined three-to-five weeks. Rondo suffered a broken third metacarpal in his right hand during Wednesday's 126-117 victory over the Trail Blazers. Over the past nine games with Rondo available, Ball has seen 25.1 minutes and averaged 7.0 points, 4.7 assists and 4.3 rebounds. When Rondo missed three games in late October due to a suspension, Ball garnered 31.3 minutes per night and averaged 12.7 points, 6.7 assists, 6.3 rebounds and 2.7 steals.
Ball totaled 11 points (4-11 FG, 3-5 3Pt), six rebounds, three assists and one steal across 32 minutes in the Lakers' 126-117 win over the Trail Blazers on Wednesday. LeBron James took control of the game in the second half and Brandon Ingram put up 15 shot attempts as well, but Ball made fairly good use of his secondary opportunities. The second-year point guard checked in behind only James as far as rebounds on the starting five. Moreover, he impressively reached the 60.0 percent mark from three-point range for the second straight game, and the third time overall in the last five. Despite the solid production Wednesday, fantasy owners will continue to have to live with Ball's inconsistency on offense, considering he's managed a double-digit point total in only two of six November contests.
Ball totaled eight points (2-5 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT), 11 assists, six rebounds, one steal and one block across 27 minutes in the Lakers' 107-106 win over the Hawks on Sunday. Ball was minimally involved on the offensive end, but he was excellent as a facilitator and remained active on the boards as well. The second-year point guard's assist total was a season high, while his scoring total, modest as it was, was his second highest of November thus far. Ball's shooting continues to be as spotty as ever, but his production in other categories allows him to remain viable from a fantasy perspective on nights when he produces an offensive clunker,
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