LaMelo Ball’s rookie season featured a number of gamers and coaches coming away impressed with the guard in his inaugural NBA season. Whether or now not it was Donovan Mitchell, Draymond Green, Rick Carlisle or Scott Brooks, Ball had seemingly everybody he played walking far from their assembly with high praise.
Blazers guard C.J. McCollum was essentially the most up-to-date to offer his praise of the youngest Ball brother. Exhibiting on “Full Bodied” for Bleacher Document with Channing Frye, McCollum when put next NBA gamers, along side Ball, to wine while also giving high praise to Ball in the technique (h/t FadeAway World).
“The ceiling is awfully, very high. Loads of upside…The game, it leaves you relish ‘Wow.’ He’s ahead of his time from a imaginative and prescient standpoint. When (Michael Jordan) is announcing he’s higher than we notion, you’re doing what you’re presupposed to attain.”
Ball had one of his finest games against the Blazers in Portland this season. In the middle of a West Wing aspect road plug correct sooner than the All-Big name destroy, Ball had perhaps the glorious stretch of games of his rookie season, culminating in 30 aspects, eight assists, six rebounds and 4 steals, one of correct two 30-point games from Ball on the year.
Following the sport, he got praise – and permission to make employ of the Melo nickname – from Carmelo Anthony.
“I reflect LaMelo is anyone who’s going to be in this game for a lengthy time, so the name Melo, you guys would possibly perhaps maybe as effectively proceed the utilization of that. I don’t find into that, even though. For me, it’s a appreciate thing. It’s an honor for him to have that name, for him to embrace it, for him to attain the celebration. It’s an honor; it’s a blessing. It’s a appreciate thing for me. I embrace him.”
Thinking about the trophies Ball has racked up in the wake of his season, along side the league’s Rookie of the Yr award, the future seems exceedingly shiny.