Before the start of the season, there were doubts about Lonzo Ball and the things he could do with his new team, the New Orleans Pelicans. Lonzo’s tenure with the Los Angeles Lakers didn’t go as expected, which prompted a lot of people to think his career was over.
Well, even if he doesn’t reach the level his dad claimed he was going to reach, Ball is finding his place in the world in NOLA; his improvement is undeniable and there is one stat that can confirm that.
Right now, Zo is shooting 37.9% from beyond the arc, better than several stars, including LeBron James, Trae Young, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Luka Doncic.
Among the players that have a worse 3-point percentage than him, we can find:
10. Luka Doncic 31.6%, 2.8 3PTM
9. Bradley Beal 34.5%, 2.9 3PTM
8. LeBron James 35.1%, 1.3 3PTM
7. James Harden 35.4%, 4.5 3PTM
6. Devin Booker 35.7%, 2.0 3PTM
5. Chris Paul 35.9%, 1.6 3PTM
4. Trae Young 36.0%, 3.4 3PTM
3. Kawhi Leonard 37.1%, 2.1 3PTM
2. D’Angelo Russell 37.5%, 3.6 3PTM
1. Danny Green 37.8%, 1.9 3PTM
Lonzo has surprised everybody this season. Just when people started to call him a bust, Zo has demonstrated he’s not done. At this very moment, he’s averaging 37.9% from deep, while making 2.4 3’s per game.
He has better numbers than sharpshooters like Danny Green, who has earned his life thanks to his triples, as well as Trae Young, a player who isn’t afraid to shoot the ball from anywhere, and who can actually drain those shots.
Other great scorers like Devin Booker, James Harden, LeBron James and Luka Doncic don’t have the same numbers as Ball, making this feat even more impressive.
Just when people thought he was only going to serve to set up Zion Williamson’s dunks and nothing else, Lonzo has demonstrated he can be valuable for an NBA team.
**Stats provided by ESPN**