What is spooking Lonzo Ball?

All the potential of Luka—but so unwilling to draw fouls his NBA viability is in question.


On a Monday night in New Orleans, Lonzo Ball used a “brush screen” set by rookie Jaxson Hayes to zoom past his defender—the Pistons’ Derrick Rose—with a right-hand speed dribble. Rose, hair flying, kept after Ball, trying to get back into the play, or at least steer him to the formidable Andre Drummond, a top-ten NBA shot blocker, who pro…

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