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

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.

Коментара

  1. Heat Check

    Heat CheckПре 2 месеца

    Forgot to edit the audio 😬 My bad ✌

  2. Felicia Moniq

    Felicia MoniqПре 2 месеца

    You good, bro.

  3. Godsendian

    GodsendianПре 2 месеца

    was it that the background track is a lil loud?

  4. MelaninGod504

    MelaninGod504Пре 2 месеца

    Fred Vinson nuff said

  5. Axl

    AxlПре 2 месеца

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

  6. Ibrahim Khan

    Ibrahim KhanПре 2 месеца

    I didnt notice anything wrong

  7. Kaiden Dove

    Kaiden DoveПре 12 дана

    I think he can work on any part of his game he’s lacking in. He needed to improve his shot so he did, no question he can do it in other aspects of his game

  8. Mr Man

    Mr ManПре месец

    *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 😕*

  9. Bayek

    BayekПре месец

    And now he just hit 8 threes

  10. Enlight The way

    Enlight The wayПре месец

    Old zo lol

  11. Adeeb Momen

    Adeeb MomenПре месец

    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.

  12. Ryan C

    Ryan CПре месец

    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

  13. Robert Martinez

    Robert MartinezПре месец

    Bro been getting runs with jj

  14. LKN Oni-Gami

    LKN Oni-GamiПре месец

    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.

  15. Amanda-Brayden Lee-C

    Amanda-Brayden Lee-CПре месец

    It’s because he was getting trade rumors so he was trying harder to not get traded

  16. Renjolo Bagunu

    Renjolo BagunuПре месец

    Yeah

  17. Clownan around

    Clownan aroundПре месец

    I think it’s all mental.

  18. Jason Delima

    Jason DelimaПре месец

    Probably because there was talk about trading him so he improved to stay on pelicans with zion

  19. Kjen

    KjenПре месец

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

  20. p

    pПре месец

    he unlocked custom jumpshots

  21. Benedicto Sanchez

    Benedicto SanchezПре 2 месеца

    Lol

  22. Eli Hutts

    Eli HuttsПре 2 месеца

    All 3 ball brothers, Zion, and Adams, STACKED

  23. TheBoyCowabunga

    TheBoyCowabungaПре 2 месеца

    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

  24. Ahlen

    AhlenПре 2 месеца

    Progress started last season.

  25. uTakeAllThe Ls

    uTakeAllThe LsПре 2 месеца

    if he could drive then he'd be an amazing player

  26. Dokdo Yoon

    Dokdo YoonПре 2 месеца

    Lonzo took it personal against Lamelo.

  27. AlexStayFly20

    AlexStayFly20Пре 2 месеца

    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

  28. Logan B

    Logan BПре 2 месеца

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

  29. Ryan Sims

    Ryan SimsПре 2 месеца

    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

  30. Ryan Sims

    Ryan SimsПре 2 месеца

    If you watched his last couple games you would know he knows how to drive and get to the basketball but he always passes.

  31. F Respects

    F RespectsПре 2 месеца

    Just so you know, the last 2 seasons he shot over 40% from 3

  32. Benzoni Giovanni

    Benzoni GiovanniПре 2 месеца

    Drop a video on okc!!!!

  33. Denzelczh

    DenzelczhПре 2 месеца

    2-11? Bruhh

  34. GrumpzFN

    GrumpzFNПре 2 месеца

    He needs to work on his offensive game

  35. Landon Grover

    Landon GroverПре 2 месеца

    lonzo ball sucks. just stop

  36. Abdirahman Abdisemed

    Abdirahman AbdisemedПре 2 месеца

    he so unconsents but if he became in consist he will be so fun to watch

  37. TTarverr

    TTarverrПре 2 месеца

    All that pressure of his shoulders

  38. Kar Kit Liu

    Kar Kit LiuПре 2 месеца

    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...

  39. Brannon Cormier

    Brannon CormierПре 2 месеца

    Lmao "That's that Old Lonzo"!!! 😅😅😂😂

  40. Alvaro Manjarrez

    Alvaro ManjarrezПре 2 месеца

    I told.everyone! Lakers need lonzo.... no one listened

  41. Μιχαλιός

    ΜιχαλιόςПре 2 месеца

    i do not like this video beacuse your accent sucks

  42. nikhil batta

    nikhil battaПре 2 месеца

    Trae Young and Jayson Tatum take more difficult 3 pointers

  43. Lonzo Ball

    Lonzo BallПре 2 месеца

    He’s been a sniper since last season

  44. Grhaytness Music Group

    Grhaytness Music GroupПре 2 месеца

    the coach is fuckin his game up, can't be himself

  45. Tyler Holland

    Tyler HollandПре 2 месеца

    Ok he underrated but he ain’t a “three point sniper.”

  46. Tyler Holland

    Tyler HollandПре 2 месеца

    One he can get the shot down consistently than I can call him a sniper

  47. Felicia Moniq

    Felicia MoniqПре 2 месеца

    Love that this isn’t a channel that bashes players

  48. DATA WOLF

    DATA WOLFПре 2 месеца

    Lonzo could always shoot just needed some time. Folks forget UCLA.

  49. Saucy Highlights

    Saucy HighlightsПре 2 месеца

    next game 2-11 from 3pt

  50. Hugo Sanchez

    Hugo SanchezПре 2 месеца

    So we gon ignore last year?

  51. Rashad Penny

    Rashad PennyПре 2 месеца

    I’ve never been happier for a player to have figured it out

  52. Jay Johnson

    Jay JohnsonПре 2 месеца

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

  53. Jay Jo

    Jay JoПре 2 месеца

    Love your videos but I wish you’d talk a little faster haha.

  54. Jesjesje TV

    Jesjesje TVПре 2 месеца

    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.

  55. Billy Joel Baguio

    Billy Joel BaguioПре 2 месеца

    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

  56. Reponse Mugege

    Reponse MugegeПре 2 месеца

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

  57. risottonegro

    risottonegroПре 2 месеца

    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

  58. Nikexel

    NikexelПре 2 месеца

    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.

  59. João Basilio

    João BasilioПре 2 месеца

    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...)

  60. Emmanuel Brako

    Emmanuel BrakoПре 2 месеца

    Lonzo could be a bootleg klay thompson

  61. O.J Boldoo

    O.J BoldooПре 2 месеца

    1 person that deserves credit FRED VINSON !

  62. John Vin

    John VinПре 2 месеца

    02:48 Lamelo woul've dunked this one for sure. Lonzo lame.

  63. Sam Ting Wong

    Sam Ting WongПре 2 месеца

    3pt sniper that's funny Lonzo can even have a two-in-row decent game.

  64. Jaypee Triumfante

    Jaypee TriumfanteПре 2 месеца

    the last part shot

  65. Hokzy

    HokzyПре 2 месеца

    I’m glad to see him doing better because when he was with the lakers he was embarrassing himself

  66. Qeissi

    QeissiПре 2 месеца

    .

  67. Paul

    PaulПре 2 месеца

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

  68. Phillip Walker

    Phillip WalkerПре 2 месеца

    I’m just glad his FT shooting looks decent.

  69. Yohra

    YohraПре 2 месеца

    So yall forgot PG lol

  70. GankstaboyZ

    GankstaboyZПре 2 месеца

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

  71. Nicklaus Christofono

    Nicklaus ChristofonoПре 2 месеца

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

  72. ALEKO

    ALEKOПре 2 месеца

    Lonzo should be running the point he needs to leave Nola

  73. Andrew Philipsen

    Andrew PhilipsenПре 2 месеца

    70% assisted..... wont translate

  74. Pere Canals

    Pere CanalsПре 2 месеца

    U literally have no bball idea all this videos ara just two quick stats that flood on insta

  75. Derek B

    Derek BПре 2 месеца

    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.

  76. Nazoo Alam

    Nazoo AlamПре 2 месеца

    If he doesn't get the ball how well he drive

  77. João Vidal

    João VidalПре 2 месеца

    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.

  78. Big Gucci

    Big GucciПре 2 месеца

    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

  79. Serkan Karatepe

    Serkan KaratepeПре 2 месеца

    Mike was right after all. He is Stephen Curry with a 40 inch vertical.

  80. ailopp paourbbdk

    ailopp paourbbdkПре 2 месеца

    Pelicans is scary in 3-4 years.

  81. dead acct

    dead acctПре 2 месеца

    It's not wtf if you've been paying attention

  82. PowerOfOne

    PowerOfOneПре 2 месеца

    They need to listen to Lavar and play them boys together.

  83. Jesus III

    Jesus IIIПре 2 месеца

    Dude's gonna turn into Klay Thompson with better passing

  84. Lee Jester Trinidad

    Lee Jester TrinidadПре 2 месеца

    His first shooting form's so cool. You can actually copy that form and make shots.

  85. Stefferson Segundo

    Stefferson SegundoПре 2 месеца

    Jxmmy Highroller liked this video

  86. RHN418

    RHN418Пре 2 месеца

    Keep up with the vids, they’re awesome bro

  87. Gaming Productions

    Gaming ProductionsПре 2 месеца

    everything he says is also in the desription

  88. Joze Vogrinec

    Joze VogrinecПре 2 месеца

    Lonzo Has Quickly Became underrated

  89. Cam Bahouan

    Cam BahouanПре 2 месеца

    He’s not tryna let his Lil bro double his stats

  90. gunjeevan thakkar

    gunjeevan thakkarПре 2 месеца

    He's finally steph curry with a 40 inch vertical lol

  91. Ayo Odus

    Ayo OdusПре 2 месеца

    Shot selection is the main reason he’s above those two in 3pt %

  92. Brian Baker

    Brian BakerПре 2 месеца

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

  93. Reineer Calilong

    Reineer CalilongПре 2 месеца

    He changed his shooting form 🔥🔥🔥

  94. guten tag

    guten tagПре 2 месеца

    Ya'll gotta stop disrespecting this man. He not his brother stop bringing lamelo up he lonzo

  95. Idk Los

    Idk LosПре 2 месеца

    I feel like Lonzo would flourish in a better system, he needs more confidence in attacking his defenders.

  96. First Last

    First LastПре 2 месеца

    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.

  97. First Last

    First LastПре 2 месеца

    @Diego Velazquez did you just learn that? Pretty common basketball knowledge. What’s your point?

  98. Diego Velazquez

    Diego VelazquezПре 2 месеца

    Steve Kerr is the most accurate 3 point shooter in history 🌝😉

  99. Βασίλης Μέρτογλου

    Βασίλης ΜέρτογλουПре 2 месеца

    i really like players that i hate doing stuff!

  100. High Duck

    High DuckПре 2 месеца

    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

  101. Cd Aa

    Cd AaПре 2 месеца

    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

  102. 77dabear

    77dabearПре 2 месеца

    Love it

  103. muhd ashraf abas

    muhd ashraf abasПре 2 месеца

    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..

  104. beachy77

    beachy77Пре 2 месеца

    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.

  105. Awny Abu Laban

    Awny Abu LabanПре 2 месеца

    Him: By far The stats: 1% difference

  106. Edward Dechausay

    Edward DechausayПре 2 месеца

    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...

  107. Godsendian

    GodsendianПре 2 месеца

    less attemp higher shooting percentage i think

  108. John Wilmark Conda

    John Wilmark CondaПре 2 месеца

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