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Summer League in Las Vegas opens with Lonzo Ball struggling

10 July 2017

Despite all the glitz and glamour associated with him leading up to the draft, thanks in large part to his father, LaVar Ball, Lonzo appears to have the mindset needed for success at the next level.

The Lakers will be back in action on Monday night at against Sacramento. Jaylen Brown, who just a few months ago was guarding LeBron James in the Eastern Conference finals, put up 11 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 assists.

Johnson and Lakers GM Rob Pelinka reportedly were apprehensive about Ball's presence in the media if they were going to draft Lonzo Ball.

"I definitely felt better, better game", Ball said.

LAS VEGAS The first shot splashed into the basket, seemingly restoring order to any of the anxious Lakers fans that fretted over Lonzo Ball's shooting in his first Summer League game. Didn't get the job done.

Ingram starred in his lone Summer League contest, dropping 26 points on the Clippers and hitting the overtime-forcing layup.

Lonzo Ball played in his first game with Lakers printed across his chest and it will be a game he will try to forget. He took it himself the rest of the way for a layup that tied things at 72 with 2:35 left.

Yes, it was only Summer League, but all eyes were on Lonzo and the Los Angeles Lakers as they took on the Clippers on the first day.

No details were released, but the deal is expected to be worth about US$30 million (S$41.5m) which is the allowable amount for a No. 2 overall pick under the collective bargaining agreement. "So I'm not surprised that even though he didn't have a big scoring night, his fingerprints were all over the stat sheet". "I think today was the first time he was really being aggressive and playing like he played in college".

"He just said it's marketing", Johnson told ESPN. Coming off a nationally televised game and receiving harsh criticism from analysts on both coasts, the 19-year-old seemingly did not let the pressure get to him. If the second-round pick can approach that from the National Basketball Association arc, his combination of strength and lateral quickness will make him an interesting 3-and-D prospect.

Saturday night, his shooting was better, but he still only made five of 13 shots.

Summer League in Las Vegas opens with Lonzo Ball struggling