And-Ones: LaMelo, G League Draft, Gentile, Blair

LaMelo Ball was extremely impressive during the Drew League pro-am in Los Angeles, writes Jeremy Woo of Sports Illustrated. The younger brother of Lonzo Ball will spend the upcoming season in Australia and has a chance to be one of the top picks in the 2020 draft.

After seeing him in action, Woo states that LaMelo has a chance to be the best player in the family. He’s already 6’6″ at age 18 and is a much better scorer than Lonzo was at the same age. Woo describes LaMelo as “an excellent passer” with an effective change-of-pace move and a “quicker, cleaner release” on his shot than his brother has.

Woo also got a first-hand look at Cade Cunningham, whom he calls “best high school prospect regardless of class.” The 6’7″ point guard appears to be headed to Kentucky, North Carolina or Oklahoma State and could be the first player drafted in 2021.

  • Former NBA forward DeJuan Blair can’t fulfill the contract he signed with Italian team VL Pesaro earlier this month because of a doping suspension, Carchia writes. Blair failed an anti-doping test during the 2017/18 season, but wasn’t aware because FIBA sent the notification to the wrong email address. Blair was selected by the Austin Spurs in last year’s G League draft.
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8 thoughts on “And-Ones: LaMelo, G League Draft, Gentile, Blair

  1. harden-westbrook-mvps

    Is it even possible that LaMelo can be a better player than the incredible Lonzo Ball??

  2. Bc1219

    Dejuan Blair used to be pretty decent but then he became a more glen davis type of player(big baby)

  3. jeremy

    As long as his dad doesn’t say much. Dude will be the better of the 3 sons. Since he a better shooter than all 3.

  4. x%sure

    Sounds like LaMelo will be another American highly ranked 19yo NBA college-skipper… maybe 4 now? Brandon Jennings (LA/ AustralianPro/ Bucks), Anfernee Simons (Orlando/ IMG,FL/ Blazers), Darius Bazley (Cinti/ NewBalance intern/ OKC), Lamelo Ball (LA/ SpireInst.Ohio/ 2020).

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