Lakers have ruled out Lonzo all for the start of the season against Denver Nuggets on Tuesday night. Ball missed the preseason opener and coach Walton spoke with ESPN letting them know he has a bit more progress to go.
“Just doing more of that, getting comfortable with it,” Walton said when asked what the difference is between Ball scrimmaging in practice as opposed to being able to play in a preseason game. “That is 4-on-4, that is a controlled environment. It’s his body going through those reps more and more.
“And you can do that all day long [but] there is nothing like playing in those NBA games as far as how hard you have to compete and cutting and the way you get hit with screens. Just because he has been out so long, we are just trying to be patient with it.”
Lonzo finishing on the break pic.twitter.com/gHEIh3u2SU
— Laker Film Room (@LakerFilmRoom) October 1, 2018
Lakers shared some film of the PG during scrimmage, one thing to take from the video is he’s in basketball shape but still needs to work has way into NBA form.