Lonzo's shooting struggles continued in last night's loss to Boston.
Lonzo Ball's offensive struggles continued last night in Boston, as the Celtics secured their 10th straight win with a 107-96 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. Lonzo scored just nine points on 4/15 shooting, including 1/5 from behind the arc.
Following last night's game, Lonzo addressed his shooting woes. According to ESPN's Jeff Goodman, the rookie point guard told reporters, "Its in my head to be honest. I know I can shoot the ball."
ESPN Stats & Info notes that Lonzo Ball is now shooting 29.5% from the field and 23.1% from three. Additionally, he's making just 34.4% of his shots in the paint which is the worst in the league, and his 25% shooting outside of the paint is second worst in the NBA.
According to Bleacher Report, Lonzo has scored just 24 points on 10-of-45 shooting, including 2/17 from three, over his last four games. The Lakers have gone 2-2 during that stretch, which puts them at 5-6 on the season.
Everything the kid does is going to be put under a magnifying glass and that goes double when he's playing poorly, thanks in large part to his braggadocious father. LaVar hasn't commented on Lonzo's shooting struggles of late but that's because things just aren't going great for the Ball family as a whole right now.
In addition to Lonzo's struggles shooting the ball, his younger brother, UCLA freshman, LiAngelo Ball is being forced to stay in China after he was arrested for allegedly stealing from a Louis Vuitton store nearby the team's hotel.
Meanwhile, Lonzo will look to get his shooting stroke back on track tonight when the Lakers travel to the nation's capital for a tough matchup against John Wall, Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards. Ball was held to six points on 2-of-11 shooting in their first showdown in Los Angeles, though the Lakers managed to pick up a 102-99 victory anyway.
Marcus Smart with the rejection on Lonzo Ball pic.twitter.com/HW9QXTMdvf— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) November 9, 2017
Lonzo Ball is shooting 29.5% this season.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 9, 2017
That's the 2nd-lowest FG pct (min. 100 FGA) over a player's 1st 11 career games in the shot-clock era (since 1954-55).