This is Why Lonzo Ball HELPS Zion Williamson After The Anthony Davis Trade (Ft. NBA Draft, Lakers)

  • Published: 21 June 2019
  • Zion Williamson is officially a Pelican after the NBA Draft and we look at the roster after the Anthony Davis trade and there is Lonzo Ball. But how is that going to work? #Zion #Lonzo #NBA

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    Yeah Zion is now a Pelican. What a surprise. Lavar Ball had a field day with Lonzo Ball being traded. He said it was the worst move the Lakers ever did, wow. But now we have a pairing of some of the most hyped up prospects ever in Zion Williamson and Lonzo Ball. The Pelicans are no doubt focusing their entire rebuilding effort around Zion Williamson and with Lonzo you get a lot of good and bad. Zion’s first year is going to be important because there’s a lot of pressure because the expectations put on his shoulders, his massive, huge, gigantic He’s a monster.

    A rookie year is not everything in an NBA career, but with the hype like Zion, it’s important for his image that he doesn’t have a bad rookie year. Just so you know, Zion is 6’ 7” 285. I wanna get the obvious thing out of the way first because Duke was criticized for not having enough shooting around Zion, Lonzo is not a good shooter, but that doesn’t mean he’ll hurt spacing. Lonzo doesn’t stand in the post and defenders don’t drop down to the free throw line when he has the ball. Lonzo doesn’t command respect from 3, but you also don’t just leave him alone either. As you can see, defenses often times do a little quick help on the drive and return back onto Lonzo without completely helping.

    Zion likes the ball on the low post, as a cutter from the wing, and from the top of the 3 point line. He likes to have space to accelerate to take advantage of explosive speed. He also likes to do a large hop step into the paint, similar to how Derrick Rose in his prime used to hop step into the paint at very different angles into the paint and then use his insane vertical leap to finish over and through the contact mainly with the left.

    But Zion has more scoring positions than just that, he is both a great roller and a great ball handler for the pick and roll and that’s sets him apart from most small forwards/power forwards. He led all of college basketball in points per possession as the ball handlers in a pick and roll at 1.5 points per possessions. Zion also really likes fast breaks. Like a lot. He grabs the rebound and he’s out or he’s running as soon as his team gets the ball.

    That being said he isn’t some amazing ball handler with moves, he’s good for his size. He hasn’t developed the Giannis or LeBron sense of running a team and because of his lack of a jump shot, he is completely relying on the fact that he’s bigger, stronger, faster, and a higher jumper than everyone else.

    Now Lonzo Ball is finally away from the chaos of the Lakers. He had the world put on his shoulders, his tinier shoulders and now he’s also away from Luke Walton who played him sporadically and seemed like he didn’t show enough faith in Lonzo.

    For one, the transition offense with Zion and Lonzo would be scary. Like I said in my video on why the Lakers were losing without Lonzo Ball, the Lakers went from 1st in the league in fast break frequency with Lonzo Ball healthy to 27th in the league without Lonzo. They also dropped from 12th in steals to 30th. We all know Lonzo’s passing in the fast break and Zion’s finishing, so that could be special.

    Lonzo is also a guy who is good with setting screens. Like I mentioned before, Zion is an adept pick and roll ball handler. Especially with Zion spending a good amount of time as the power forward, he would need a guy to be his screener that’s not a weaker Brandon Ingram or the smaller Jrue Holiday, and that can be Lonzo Ball who has shown he can do that for LeBron. If the defense decides to switch on the pick, they would be putting a smaller, much lighter player on Zion that would be an easy mismatch.

    On top of that, Lonzo is great at feeding guys in the positions they want to be in, especially into the low post and cutters. He’s great at identifying when his teammate is about to cut and also where they need the ball that puts it away from the defender. Keep in mind that he did play a decent part of the season with LeBron James who, when he didn’t have the ball, was either taking the possession off or going into the post or cutting. The main thing about Lonzo’s passing is that it’s rhythm based.

    Defensively, Lonzo Ball was the BEST PERIMETER DEFENDER in the NBA according the player index. That’s no joke and what that means is that Lonzo and Zion can easily switch on defensive assignments making it an easier defensive transition if Zion has difficulty guarding on-ball. Jrue Holiday will also help with this, but Lonzo being one inch shorter and able to bother players in the post and lockdown perimeter players.
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Comments • 1 218

    MJ2KALLDAY   2 months back

    So will Zion win ROY? Is this duo going to be special?
    This is my twitch, ya know, if you care- 😅

    • Galen Connell
      Galen Connell  3 weeks back

      What’s the song you used at the end?

    • Geo Rockmann
      Geo Rockmann  4 weeks back

      @Parker I would love to see wherr you got that stat from

  • Sutairn
    Sutairn  2 hours back

    your right Julius Randle is making 20 mil this year, zion is on a rookie contract. The difference in randle and zion is experience and proof they can produce in the NBA.

    • Sutairn
      Sutairn  2 hours back

      injury issue is the main concern, if you watched the 6 min zion played in summer league he looked injury prone.

  • Fyb Kentuckyzfinestt
    Fyb Kentuckyzfinestt  5 hours back

    Nobody steal this even tho it might be dumb. The Pelicans catchphrase can be “Double Z will put your team to sleep”

    • follow me on insta - small.asian.mikko

      5:43 wtf is a point forward

      • KIPPER _f0x
        KIPPER _f0x  1 days back

        Okay ill say it, Zion’s neck is disturbing🤢🤢

        • Joey McCusker
          Joey McCusker  2 days back

          Zion ball

          • Fear Venom
            Fear Venom  2 days back


            • Gavin Franks
              Gavin Franks  2 days back

              Zion Ball

              • Blue The Goat
                Blue The Goat  3 days back

                Zion Ball

                • DeAndre Page
                  DeAndre Page  3 days back

                  Doing better once you leave the Lakers = 1 & DONE in the NBA Playoffs. Some great achievement. SNOOZE. 😀😀😀
                  Lakers traded you and end u with
                  Lebron James & Anthony Davis, both future Hall of Famers !!!

                  • DeAndre Page
                    DeAndre Page  3 days back

                    NBA is putting all of their NATIONAL T.V. HOPES ON ZION. 😀😀😀
                    Too much to handle if you are not a WING SHOOTER.

                    • DeAndre Page
                      DeAndre Page  3 days back

                      BIGS are dependent on their point guard. 😀😀😀
                      Zion can't pass it to himself.

                      • Tito Cardona
                        Tito Cardona  3 days back

                        I been saying since he was drafted and everyone was hating on lonzo he’s going to be a great player when he develops

                        • sport dude
                          sport dude  4 days back

                          This is the pels starters jrue holiday, jj redick,Brandon Ingram, Zion, Jason Hayes or Derrick favors comment wich one should be center that lineup is 🔥🔥🔥

                          • Baseball Bros!
                            Baseball Bros!  5 days back

                            Zion Ball

                            • Azuriz
                              Azuriz  5 days back

                              Zion Ball

                              • Abby Fleming
                                Abby Fleming  5 days back

                                Zion ball

                                • FMA Youtubers
                                  FMA Youtubers  6 days back

                                  Zion ball

                                  • LBK GANG
                                    LBK GANG  6 days back

                                    Zo is curry with a 40 inc vertical

                                    • Peng Xi Huang
                                      Peng Xi Huang  7 days back

                                      Zion Ball

                                      • EGG EGG
                                        EGG EGG  1 weeks back


                                        • Malachi Adam
                                          Malachi Adam  1 weeks back

                                          I kinda see Zion Williamson as julius Randle

                                          • HMCanime !!!
                                            HMCanime !!!  1 weeks back

                                            Zion ball

                                            • Trixy Nsg yt
                                              Trixy Nsg yt  1 weeks back

                                              Zion ball

                                              • Dan Garcia
                                                Dan Garcia  1 weeks back

                                                What's under Zion's neck?

                                                • Nick Rostock
                                                  Nick Rostock  2 weeks back

                                                  Zion ball

                                                  • Franklin Viles
                                                    Franklin Viles  2 weeks back

                                                    Zion ball

                                                    • andria utiashvili
                                                      andria utiashvili  2 weeks back

                                                      Zion ball

                                                      • Frank Hedudud
                                                        Frank Hedudud  2 weeks back

                                                        Zion is Julius Randle

                                                        • JagiKing 13
                                                          JagiKing 13  2 weeks back

                                                          zion is randle hahahahahahahahhahahs

                                                          • Mamba Out
                                                            Mamba Out  2 weeks back

                                                            Ball holiday ingram zion and Hayes I see 2.0 2012 okc team haha if they stay healthy they are dangerous.

                                                            • Treyveon Hylton
                                                              Treyveon Hylton  2 weeks back

                                                              Zion ball

                                                              • Kellan Viers
                                                                Kellan Viers  2 weeks back

                                                                Zion ball

                                                                • Gaming God
                                                                  Gaming God  3 weeks back

                                                                  All ik is that defense is gonna be hard to go against
                                                                  Zo Holiday Ingram Zion & Favors
                                                                  Especially the backcourt

                                                                  • Aric D
                                                                    Aric D  3 weeks back

                                                                    Will Zion win ROTY

                                                                    • King_ceephus
                                                                      King_ceephus  3 weeks back

                                                                      Zion is Julius randle

                                                                      • GXD L!FE D
                                                                        GXD L!FE D  3 weeks back


                                                                        • Adam Garrett
                                                                          Adam Garrett  3 weeks back

                                                                          zion ball

                                                                          • Jacob Schumm
                                                                            Jacob Schumm  3 weeks back

                                                                            Zion Ball

                                                                            • HARRY POTTER
                                                                              HARRY POTTER  3 weeks back

                                                                              ZION BALL WILL ROCK!!!!!!!

                                                                              • Kelly Fetters
                                                                                Kelly Fetters  3 weeks back

                                                                                Zion ball

                                                                                • Chicken Nuggets
                                                                                  Chicken Nuggets  3 weeks back

                                                                                  Walker and tacko

                                                                                  • Declan Seckold
                                                                                    Declan Seckold  3 weeks back

                                                                                    zion ball

                                                                                    • rhev escudero
                                                                                      rhev escudero  4 weeks back

                                                                                      Zo will ave triple double but zion might not get a good 1st yr he is too overweight

                                                                                      • Timothy Norat
                                                                                        Timothy Norat  4 weeks back

                                                                                        When Lonzo plays against teams with red in their away jerseys and it's a weekend and the humidity is below 65% he has made 45% 3 pt FG percentage. Impressive!! He is actually really a good shooter (despite the fact he makes 25% of his free throws). BBB Big Baller Bust??

                                                                                        • Elom Zobinou
                                                                                          Elom Zobinou  4 weeks back

                                                                                          Yeah I think zion will work great with lonzo and if the Lakers 👀 see that they gonna regret doubting lonzo 😏😏👍

                                                                                          • N0_ Us3rn4m3
                                                                                            N0_ Us3rn4m3  4 weeks back

                                                                                            Zion Ball

                                                                                            • Jonathan Bienvenue
                                                                                              Jonathan Bienvenue  1 months back

                                                                                              Zion ball