We’ve said it before, but we have to take NBA Summer League highlights with a grain of salt.
That said, we can see it already: Los Angeles Lakers guard looks like the real deal.
If he’s putting up triple-doubles against lesser competition in Summer League, it means he’s more than ready to be a star in the NBA. Let’s break down some highlights to prove why:
1. His passing is otherworldly
Whether it’s in transition, in half-court or off an inbounds pass, Ball’s eyes and hands are insane.
2. He can post up shorter guards
At about the 1:19 mark of the video above from his game against the Boston Celtics, he backs down a defender with ease. That’s why being 6-foot-6 helps.
3. He has range
Leave him open from deep and he’ll do this with that funky-looking shot of his.