LONZO BALL Became A 3PT SNIPER This Season...WTF?!?

3. Ožu 2021.
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Let’s play a quick game. Who would you guess is the best 3 point shooter this year out of these players?
Is it a) Jayson Tatum, b) Trae Young or c) Lonzo Ball.
The correct answer is staggering for people that haven’t really watched the Pelicans, since Lonzo has been on fire lately, and is actually by far the best out of this bunch for the season.
So let’s check out what’s going on with his shot. What up everybody my name is Stefan and this is Heat Check. Let’s get into it.
First things first: This is neither by accident, nor happened overnight.
Lonzo was known for his spectacular airballs in his rookie season and ended it on a bad 30.5%, but ever since then, as you can see, he’s been steadily improving each year, especially once he came to New Orleans.
At the moment, at almost 40% on such high attempts, he is a legit nice shooter from downtown.
And when you look at his shooting chart and see that Ball’s taken 240 shots from outside, and only 140 from inside the three point line, it’s clear that this is his style of play at least in this Pelicans system.
As you may have noticed from thes e highlights, it’s almost exclusively catch and shoot.
On this high pick and roll, Ingram does a good job of keeping his defender on his back, so that puts Lopez in a 1 on 2 situation. Conaughton has to help, Ingram finds Lonzo with the pass and he knocks down the open look.
Again, right here on the block, Dillon Brooks has no chance defending here, so help comes, Ball moves up to create a better angle, the pass the shot and the swish.
Assists by Brandon Ingram or Zion is typically how Lonzo gets these looks.
Which is cool that he doesn’t try to do too much and complicate things, but at the same time it shows his limitations offensively.
For example, although Lonzo has great vision and is quick to make decisions and throw great passes in the open floor, he cannot drive past defenders and be a threat off the dribble.
And as a point guard, in the half court, there’s only so much that you can do.
So lately, Stan Van Gundy has put the basketball in the hands of Ingram and even Williamson more and more, to act as the defacto point guards.
Which leaves Lonzo as a spot up jump shooter. Now, the fact that he is shooting almost 40% from beyond the arc so far is great however is this going to be his long term role, and the player that he will become?
At the moment that works only because of this high percentage, but I don’t know if he can sustain it. His record does show an upwards trajectory and improvement year after year, but I have to mention that his shots weren’t falling at the start of the season and that almost made him useless for the team so trade rumors immediately started to surface.
Now all of that has died down, but again, will it last?
Ball needs to develop his driving and overall inside game just to be more versatile and a threat for the defense.
There are a lot of guys on this team that are good players but that cannot create shots for themselves. Starting with Lonzo, Adams, Reddick, and even Bledsoe. At times, all of these players are out there on the floor, and you can imagine that this is a big part of their struggles so far this season.
But to end things on a positive note, his teammates have been raving about his defense.
He literally saved a game against the Pacers with his quick reaction as a help defender. Sees the play develop, reacts, great discipline with the vertical jump straight up, and the game winning stop.
His effort and willingness to defend are noticeable on the court, and when you combine that with his length for that position, that’s a recipe for a good defensive player.
At 15-19 the Pelicans are still going through some growing pains. Whether it’s the lack of shot creation, or just figuring things out, Lonzo Ball plays a big role on this team and he could definitely help them get to the next level. And I will always believe in a player that has shown he’s a hard worker, steadily improving, and team oriented. Just like Zo.
That’s it for now, subscribe and talk to you in the next one. Peace out.

  • Forgot to edit the audio 😬 My bad ✌

    Heat CheckHeat CheckPrije mjesec
    • You good, bro.

      Felicia MoniqFelicia MoniqPrije mjesec
    • was it that the background track is a lil loud?

      GodsendianGodsendianPrije mjesec
    • Fred Vinson nuff said

      MelaninGod504MelaninGod504Prije mjesec
    • It doesn't matter, you're still the GOAT!!!

      AxlAxlPrije mjesec
    • I didnt notice anything wrong

      Ibrahim KhanIbrahim KhanPrije mjesec
  • *I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THIS GUY WATCHES, but ZO definitely great at driving to the basket, he has one of the quickest first steps, he just gets the paint...PASS 😕*

    Mr ManMr ManPrije 25 minuta
  • And now he just hit 8 threes

    BayekBayekPrije 5 dana
  • Old zo lol

    Enlight The wayEnlight The wayPrije 12 dana
  • His trash form is holding him back. At least he has improved it. Basketball shooting mechanics are already tried and true. This is one of the main reasons why Melo is the better player cause he didn’t hold himself back this way.

    Adeeb MomenAdeeb MomenPrije 12 dana
  • There’s always a nobody youtuber that just is able to decipher a players strengths and weaknesses. It’s so easy to sit in front of a camera and say what this NBA player needs to do.. who are you dog. Using his name to get views. Smh

    Ryan CRyan CPrije 17 dana
  • Bro been getting runs with jj

    Robert MartinezRobert MartinezPrije 17 dana
  • 3:27 that dab up was pure love after that perfect block. You could just feel the "THATS HOW YOU DO IT!!" Energy out of his team.

    Danzo ShimuraDanzo ShimuraPrije 18 dana
  • It’s because he was getting trade rumors so he was trying harder to not get traded

    Amanda-Brayden Lee-CAmanda-Brayden Lee-CPrije 18 dana
  • Yeah

    Renjolo BagunuRenjolo BagunuPrije 20 dana
  • I think it’s all mental.

    Clownan aroundClownan aroundPrije 20 dana
  • Probably because there was talk about trading him so he improved to stay on pelicans with zion

    Jason DelimaJason DelimaPrije 20 dana
  • And they comparing him to elite shooters…if you give any of those players wide open 3s they’d have insane efficiency

    KjenKjenPrije 20 dana
  • he unlocked custom jumpshots

    ppPrije 25 dana
  • Lol

    Benedicto SanchezBenedicto SanchezPrije 27 dana
  • All 3 ball brothers, Zion, and Adams, STACKED

    Eli HuttsEli HuttsPrije 27 dana
  • I mean do they need a pg going to the rim with ingram and zion?..I think its great coaching and getting him more comfortable with his shots

    TheBoyCowabungaTheBoyCowabungaPrije 27 dana
  • Progress started last season.

    AhlenAhlenPrije 28 dana
  • if he could drive then he'd be an amazing player

    uTakeAllThe LsuTakeAllThe LsPrije 28 dana
  • Lonzo took it personal against Lamelo.

    Dokdo YoonDokdo YoonPrije 28 dana
  • Also you dead wrong.. lonzo drives and can easily blow by defenders he just doesnt drive as often because he is a free throw liability. And it clogs up the paint for Zion

    AlexStayFly20AlexStayFly20Prije 28 dana
  • I still think Lonzo should be at the point because if his passing, he honestly just needs confidence to go inside and drive

    Logan BLogan BPrije 29 dana
  • And he's working really hard on his mid range and it's actually not bad and he's like 85% from FT which is amazing compared to last year

    Ryan SimsRyan SimsPrije 29 dana
  • If you watched his last couple games you would know he knows how to drive and get to the basketball but he always passes.

    Ryan SimsRyan SimsPrije 29 dana
  • Just so you know, the last 2 seasons he shot over 40% from 3

    F RespectsF RespectsPrije 29 dana
  • Drop a video on okc!!!!

    Benzoni GiovanniBenzoni GiovanniPrije mjesec
  • 2-11? Bruhh

    DenzelczhDenzelczhPrije mjesec
  • He needs to work on his offensive game

    GrumpzFNGrumpzFNPrije mjesec
  • lonzo ball sucks. just stop

    Landon GroverLandon GroverPrije mjesec
  • he so unconsents but if he became in consist he will be so fun to watch

    Abdirahman AbdisemedAbdirahman AbdisemedPrije mjesec
  • All that pressure of his shoulders

    TTarverrTTarverrPrije mjesec
  • This should be about him “re-discovering” his shots. He was not a bad shooter in school, for some reason his shots weren’t falling once he entered the league, now that he’s getting them back it’s a good sign. Based on his time in school and in Lakers, he wasn’t much of a half court player, he (surprisingly) wasn’t a good pick and roll player despite his vision and passing ability... he might have discover a new role as a 3nD player in the league...

    Kar Kit LiuKar Kit LiuPrije mjesec
  • Lmao "That's that Old Lonzo"!!! 😅😅😂😂

    Brannon CormierBrannon CormierPrije mjesec
  • I told.everyone! Lakers need lonzo.... no one listened

    Alvaro ManjarrezAlvaro ManjarrezPrije mjesec
  • i do not like this video beacuse your accent sucks

    ΜιχαλιόςΜιχαλιόςPrije mjesec
  • Trae Young and Jayson Tatum take more difficult 3 pointers

    nikhil battanikhil battaPrije mjesec
  • He’s been a sniper since last season

    Lonzo BallLonzo BallPrije mjesec
  • the coach is fuckin his game up, can't be himself

    Grhaytness Music GroupGrhaytness Music GroupPrije mjesec
  • Ok he underrated but he ain’t a “three point sniper.”

    Tyler HollandTyler HollandPrije mjesec
    • One he can get the shot down consistently than I can call him a sniper

      Tyler HollandTyler HollandPrije mjesec
  • Love that this isn’t a channel that bashes players

    Felicia MoniqFelicia MoniqPrije mjesec
  • Lonzo could always shoot just needed some time. Folks forget UCLA.

    DATA WOLFDATA WOLFPrije mjesec
  • next game 2-11 from 3pt

    Saucy HighlightsSaucy HighlightsPrije mjesec
  • So we gon ignore last year?

    Hugo SanchezHugo SanchezPrije mjesec
  • I’ve never been happier for a player to have figured it out

    Rashad PennyRashad PennyPrije mjesec
  • Kid was shooting over 40% from 3 in college throwing the ball sideways. Was expecting the shot to fall someday.

    Jay JohnsonJay JohnsonPrije mjesec
  • Love your videos but I wish you’d talk a little faster haha.

    Jay JoJay JoPrije mjesec
  • That's why i want Pelicans stick to their young core and don't trade them. Give them another year like Zo, Zion and Ingram. Maybe Bledsoe and Redick are the exact trading piece. If they stay on their young core. They'll be a great team next year. Mark this.

    Jesjesje TVJesjesje TVPrije mjesec
  • I think hes still gonna improve. Right now hes focusing on hes jumper. He can still drive and play great d but for now shooting is a bit important since no one else can shoot other than redick and ingram. Zion and adams cant space the floor

    Billy Joel BaguioBilly Joel BaguioPrije mjesec
  • Lonzo always been a great shooter it’s just his form was fucked up. He shot 41% from 3 in college for god sake

    Reponse MugegeReponse MugegePrije mjesec
  • there is a difference between "best" and "shooting a higher percentage." Trae young is still the best three point shooter out of that bunch. Dont need numbers to tell me that just look at the games

    Andrew DanielsAndrew DanielsPrije mjesec
  • People keep on forgetting that Lonzo is actually such a great player and has so much potential to be even better 😭😭😭 He just lacks the confidence to act that role.

    NikexelNikexelPrije mjesec
  • I think the fact he has now his brother Lamelo in the NBA, and playing amazing basketball probably rookie of the year, has also contributed for Lonzo improvement providing him more motivation. Sorry for bad english and greetings from Portugal. Lets go Hawks (finally fired Lloyd Pierce...)

    João BasilioJoão BasilioPrije mjesec
  • Lonzo could be a bootleg klay thompson

    Emmanuel BrakoEmmanuel BrakoPrije mjesec
  • 1 person that deserves credit FRED VINSON !

    O.J BoldooO.J BoldooPrije mjesec
  • 02:48 Lamelo woul've dunked this one for sure. Lonzo lame.

    John VinJohn VinPrije mjesec
  • 3pt sniper that's funny Lonzo can even have a two-in-row decent game.

    Sam Ting WongSam Ting WongPrije mjesec
  • the last part shot

    Jaypee TriumfanteJaypee TriumfantePrije mjesec
  • I’m glad to see him doing better because when he was with the lakers he was embarrassing himself

    HokzyHokzyPrije mjesec
  • .

    QeissiQeissiPrije mjesec
  • Trae young is only 37% from 3? That doesn't justify his playing time from being so ass on defense.

    PaulPaulPrije mjesec
  • I’m just glad his FT shooting looks decent.

    Phillip WalkerPhillip WalkerPrije mjesec
  • So yall forgot PG lol

    YohraYohraPrije mjesec
  • Yet Jayson Tatum is participating in the 3-pt contest...smh...

    GankstaboyZGankstaboyZPrije mjesec
  • Stop with the bullshit, he'll never be a sniper! Lil brother already better.

    Nicklaus ChristofonoNicklaus ChristofonoPrije mjesec
  • Lonzo should be running the point he needs to leave Nola

    ALEKOALEKOPrije mjesec
  • 70% assisted..... wont translate

    Andrew PhilipsenAndrew PhilipsenPrije mjesec
  • U literally have no bball idea all this videos ara just two quick stats that flood on insta

    Pere CanalsPere CanalsPrije mjesec
  • He finally got a shooting coach that understands how cross eye dominant shooters’ mechanics work. He’s not at sniper level but it has definitely improved. I admire his work ethic. It takes hundreds of not thousands of hours to change a shot and commit to muscle memory. He’s been working hard and it’s paying off.

    Derek BDerek BPrije mjesec
  • If he doesn't get the ball how well he drive

    Nazoo AlamNazoo AlamPrije mjesec
  • People forget how good of a playmaker he was, i still think he is a guy that if he develops a above average drive, he can easily have 8+ maybe 10 apg, he is a pass first pg that can now shoot and still defend at a all nba level, he only lacks that agressivness on the drive.

    João VidalJoão VidalPrije mjesec
  • in all these clips nobody is even looking for lonzo on the court lol he better make those shots meanwhile curry getting double half court still making it look easy........all and all lonzo is a 1st round role player thats it

    Big GucciBig GucciPrije mjesec
  • Mike was right after all. He is Stephen Curry with a 40 inch vertical.

    Serkan KaratepeSerkan KaratepePrije mjesec
  • Pelicans is scary in 3-4 years.

    ailopp paourbbdkailopp paourbbdkPrije mjesec
  • It's not wtf if you've been paying attention

    dead acctdead acctPrije mjesec
  • They need to listen to Lavar and play them boys together.

    PowerOfOnePowerOfOnePrije mjesec
  • Dude's gonna turn into Klay Thompson with better passing

    Jesus IIIJesus IIIPrije mjesec
  • His first shooting form's so cool. You can actually copy that form and make shots.

    Lee Jester TrinidadLee Jester TrinidadPrije mjesec
  • Jxmmy Highroller liked this video

    Stefferson SegundoStefferson SegundoPrije mjesec
  • Keep up with the vids, they’re awesome bro

    RHN418RHN418Prije mjesec
  • everything he says is also in the desription

    Gaming ProductionsGaming ProductionsPrije mjesec
  • Lonzo Has Quickly Became underrated

    Joze VogrinecJoze VogrinecPrije mjesec
  • He’s not tryna let his Lil bro double his stats

    Bahouan NwaforBahouan NwaforPrije mjesec
  • He's finally steph curry with a 40 inch vertical lol

    gunjeevan thakkargunjeevan thakkarPrije mjesec
  • Shot selection is the main reason he’s above those two in 3pt %

    Ayo OdusAyo OdusPrije mjesec
  • Elite defense and vision, and above 40% from 3? Sounds like a damn good role player to me

    Brian BakerBrian BakerPrije mjesec
  • He changed his shooting form 🔥🔥🔥

    Reineer CalilongReineer CalilongPrije mjesec
  • Ya'll gotta stop disrespecting this man. He not his brother stop bringing lamelo up he lonzo

    guten tagguten tagPrije mjesec
  • I feel like Lonzo would flourish in a better system, he needs more confidence in attacking his defenders.

    Kid LosKid LosPrije mjesec
  • Sniper? 😂. Halfway through the season and he’s 94th in 3pt%. As of today, Young and Ball have the exact same %. You can’t pick and choose the games you want to build your “stats”. You’re leaving out numbers from over half the season. Do a video on McCollum but only use data from half of the games that he played best in and how that makes him the most accurate 3pt shooter in history.

    First LastFirst LastPrije mjesec
    • @Diego Velazquez did you just learn that? Pretty common basketball knowledge. What’s your point?

      First LastFirst LastPrije mjesec
    • Steve Kerr is the most accurate 3 point shooter in history 🌝😉

      Diego VelazquezDiego VelazquezPrije mjesec
  • i really like players that i hate doing stuff!

    Βασίλης ΜέρτογλουΒασίλης ΜέρτογλουPrije mjesec
  • lol why does every shit on players that cant shoot instead of players who cant defend. I cant be happy with reddick unless my team going against duncan robinson or a non defensive shooter. My coach had our defensive guy learn playmaking and other fundamentals as he often told us he was so tired by the time we make it to offense. coach tried to minimize defensive duties but because most of the team lacked defensive ability but all can shoot we ended up taking. Ls

    High DuckHigh DuckPrije mjesec
  • Do you watch the games zo as been driving but he’s limited as the pels have no space in the paint with only one player who can know down the three which is zo. Zo does drive when on a fast break as there’s no player in the paint. He’s smart he’s not gonna drive when there 4 defenders that he needs to go through he’s having success shooting because he’s the only elite 3 point shooter on the team

    Cd AaCd AaPrije mjesec
  • Love it

    77dabear77dabearPrije mjesec
  • I'm happy that he was improving... Not a fan tho, but just happy he didn't take his chance to be in nba for granted..

    muhd ashraf abasmuhd ashraf abasPrije mjesec
  • Felt like he could always shot and play the game well. Was just too much pressure created on him from his dad that cause alot of negativity from casual fans. He's starting to grow in confidence now that he's not targeted by the media.

    beachy77beachy77Prije mjesec
  • Him: By far The stats: 1% difference

    Awny Abu LabanAwny Abu LabanPrije mjesec
  • Because the technology has been turned on for him...its turned off and on...they turned it off for fake curry the other night that why he went 1 - 11 from 3 the other night...

    Edward DechausayEdward DechausayPrije mjesec
  • less attemp higher shooting percentage i think

    GodsendianGodsendianPrije mjesec
  • Lol if I got 2K22, I NEED to DEFEND him at 3pt Line

    John Wilmark CondaJohn Wilmark CondaPrije mjesec
  • Lavar is somewhere definitely smiling. Fuckn Genius

    Andres KalayaanAndres KalayaanPrije mjesec