LaVar Ball wants more shots for Lonzo
The Ball family patriarch is making headlines once again.
The Los Angeles Lakers currently sit with a 5-5 record and have shown flashes of how talented of a roster that they have.
However, rookie guard Lonzo Ball has been hot and cold so far this season. His father, LaVar Ball, wants the Lakers to run more plays that result in shots for his son.
"You've got to shoot the ball," LaVar Ball told Bleacher Report after the Lakers' 124-112 win over the Nets on Friday. "You're not going to make it if you don't take it."
The senior Ball also has some concerns about head coach Luke Walton's rotation with his son.
"Let him play the whole fourth quarter and bet you'll always win. He'll get into a better flow," Ball said. "The in and out, sitting out six to 10 minutes? He's not going to take no shots because he's not in the flow. He don't want to hurt the team by shooting."
Ball hasn't been the shooting the ball very well through his first 10 professional games. Over the past two games, the former UCLA guard has connected on just 6-of-28 field goal attempts from the field, including just one of 11 from beyond the three-point line. Ball has only scored in double figures in two contests and one of those was his 29-point performance against the Phoenix Suns last month.
He's currently shooting 29.9 percent from the floor and is averaging 8.8 points.
The second overall pick has often been scrutinized for his strange delivery. However, he's shown the ability to be able to knock down shots in the past. After all, Ball shot 41.3 percent from beyond the arc during his lone season at UCLA.
Ball obviously has a lot of pressure to be the savior at the point guard position for the Lakers. The franchise did ship D'Angelo Russell out of town in order to give Ball the reins right off the bat. It'll be interesting to see if Ball does show improvement as the season wears on.
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