UCLA freshman Lonzo Ball’s father, LaVar, recently said his son was better than Stephen Curry.
He’s better than Steph Curry to me, LaVar said. Put Steph Curry on UCLA’s team right now, and put my boy on Golden State and watch what happens.
Dennis Rasmussen Limited Jersey I don’t want to talk about that, said Curry. I wish his kids the best. I know they’re going to be great NBA players. That’s their job. That’s it.
LaVar Ball has made several big claims over the past several months.
He has guaranteed that UCLA will win a national title, thinks that Lonzo will have an easier time in the NBA than with the Bruins, and predicted that Lonzo and his two other sons, LiAngelo and LaMelo, who are both UCLA commits, will be one-and-dones.
But it’s the offensive growth that’s been key to his rise as a real NBA prospect. This side of the floor is key to his development. He’s not quite big enough to be a stretch-five primary rim protector, but he is big enough to be an interesting stretch-four/combo-big backup if he can improve upon his ball skills. The Sacramento native hit 36 percent of his 3s entering the NCAA Tournament and has good touch all over the floor.
James Conner Limited Jersey But stretch-fours in the NBA need to be able to make plays with the ball, and his swing skill will be his effectiveness at attacking closeouts, something he’s shown a rudimentary ability to do in the NCAA Tournament. From breaking Louisville presses by himself to showing off an advanced crossover into a step-back jumper, Wilson has added quite a bit to his repertoire in the last year, but could stand to do more.