Anonymous
Last year

Lamelo Ball is the real deal

We are witnessing greatness. My suggestion see him in person play while you can. This is like seeing Lebron before he went to the NBA.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Lol what the fuck are you smoking?

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KET  
Last year

1/7 threes lol

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Baller#3  
Last year

His career just ended before it began with that rejection holy moly

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Anonymous  
Last year

18 years of age and approaching triple double average in a professional men's league

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Anonymous  
Last year

SEK HENRY! The Lamelo Stopper.

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Anonymous  
Last year

The fact that anyone can get 10 assists in the Hawks is amazing

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Anonymous  
Last year

Triple Double average?

Checks stats.

7.0 rpg, 6.5 apg.

I guess if we are rounding up to the closest 10?

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Anonymous  
Last year

'Approaching' his stats have been going up every game since game 1

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Anonymous  
Last year

Who was the last NBL player to get back to back triple doubles?

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Rico  
Last year

Best stat padder in the NBL

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Curtley  
Last year

Agreed, getting multiple assists on a shit team is hard.

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Baller#3  
Last year

Anyone that doubts he is a great player is just hating him for the sake of hating him, much like lebron haters. Just enjoy it ffs...

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Anonymous  
Last year

Without ball, they can't do anything.
Brooks could create for himself.

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Anonymous  
Last year

I agree with the initial post, get to watch Ball while you can. He's 18 is only going to get better.

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Anonymous  
Last year

The first player EVER to get back to back triple doubles in the NBL and he is 18

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Anonymous  
Last year

He would have had another 4+ assist with half decent teammates

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Anonymous  
Last year

Stat padder? Let me guess- he only passes it when he knows the player he passes to will score? He scores only to score for himself and not the team? He goes for rebounds just for the stats?

Plllllease!

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Perthworld  
Last year

First ever NBL back to back triple double? and in 40 a minute game!

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Perthworld  
Last year

and in a 40 minute game*

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Anonymous  
Last year

^lol

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Anonymous  
Last year

He will have a long NBL career. I hope illawarra can build some decent support around him.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Quadruple Double if you include 3 pointers missed.

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Dave Q  
Last year

He is 18? No way! The commentators never mentioned that fact.... :)

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Anonymous  
Last year

It needs mentioning because you would not believe it if you didn't see it. Simmons went pick one and he not in this league. Once again the kid is 18.

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koberulz  
Last year

The first player EVER to get back to back triple doubles in the NBL
What does Daren Rowe have to do with this thread?

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twenty four  
Last year

25 points on 28 shots.

Greatness.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Wow so much hate.
Imagine if any of your 18yo kids coped this much unwarranted flack for doing something that rarely has happen before.

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Anonymous  
Last year

"He would have had another 4+ assist with half decent teammates"
Maybe if they had a better stats bench he might.

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Anonymous  
Last year

The hawks bench needs to be in the gym at 2am practicing wit AJ and Blanchfield all week.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Boone needs to stand close to the Ball return machine, all day everyday.
Catch lay up catch lay up and repeat.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Guys, he's 18. Wanted to point this out.

Also koberulz, were all impressed with your knowledge of yesteryear, but think the initial back to back comment was in relation to the 40min format.

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Anonymous  
Last year

lamelo is a bonafide top 3 pick in 2020, dont really see why anyone would believe otherwise..kid is special

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Anonymous  
Last year

Jesus, 10/28!? The scouts will be concerned with that aspect regardless.

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Anonymous  
Last year

His main weakness is outside shooting. He is incredibly streaky. Tonight he reverted back to his poor run from 3 after a few good games. He needs to be consistent from 3 otherwise a good NBA defenders will take away the penetration he is getting in the NBL. Heck, if Abercrombie doesn't get into foul trouble that stat line gets worse.

But he is talented and will go top 5.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Yes he had Jordan ngatai guard him Tonite, why Jordan Ngatai was on him no one will ever know. No offence to lamelo.ball or Jordan Ngatai but Jordan Ngatai should never have guarded Ball.

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Anonymous  
Last year

^Give him 6 months and a nba summer league.

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Anonymous  
Last year

No doubt he is Top 3-5, but that shooting of his, is a genuine issue. At NBA level he will be exposed, he does have a lot of time to get it sorted though.

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Anonymous  
Last year

That's why he’s practicing in the gym at 2am

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Anonymous  
Last year

In his defense, a handful of his shots were desperation ones late in quarters and shot clocks that he was kind if forced to take.

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Anonymous  
Last year

He is Ben Simmons with the ability to shoot

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Anonymous  
Last year

He is Ben Simmons without a shot.

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Anonymous  
Last year

you can work on a shot, can't work on raw talent and feel for the game...

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Anonymous  
Last year

Lot quicker and better handles than Simmons.

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Anonymous  
Last year

He's already got a much better shot than Simmons

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Anonymous  
Last year

Been given the keys to the car, who else they got. Doing an impressive job but put him on another team and those numbers definitely go down. LeBron comparison ridiculous. Actually more impressed with Hamptons ceiling today.

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Anonymous  
Last year

His handles are amazing. Or at least I thought they were until he got picked by Henry!

Ngatai did a good job. Ngatai wasn't there to lock Ball down, he was there because he had the length to contest Ball but had the experience and IQ to switch correctly off ball on certain Hawks actions. That’s why RJ was off because RJ gets lost defensively and doesn’t communicate with his teammates very well at times. I think that’s the most minutes Ngatai’s ever played in an NBL game.

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Anonymous  
Last year

(you can work on a shot, can't work on raw talent and feel for the game...)

Yeah I guess...... wait ...the youngest player to get a trip dub and the first player to back to back trip dub in the 40 min game.
I guess he doesn't have any raw talent or feel for the game at all.

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AngusH  
Last year

Shooting is the easiest skill to learn. He'll be fine if he's got the work ethic, which I think he does based on his overall improvement this season.

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koberulz  
Last year

His handles are amazing. Or at least I thought they were until he got picked by Henry!
That wasn't a handles problem, that was a stupidity problem.

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Dave Q  
Last year

"Lot quicker and better handles than Simmons."

Slow your roll there champ. He is a top 5 pick, maybe top 3 if he keeps his current form. But Simmo is a very, very fast human being at 6'10". Plus he doesn't get ripped very often.

Melo is awesome, and I am enjoying watching him play. But lets not get ahead of ourselves here.

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Anonymous  
Last year

^That's why melo is here, to improve his game, he’s still has months to work and train hard. But not a bad effort for an 18yo.

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Anonymous  
Last year

He's good, but I certainly don’t think he’ll be great.
His game is extremely similar to his brother Lonzo’s. Lonzo has been found lacking thanks to his offensive inefficiency. Lamelo’s no different... 25 points is great, but off 28 shots (FG% 35%) is not

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Zodiac  
Last year

Unfortunately no TD for LaMelo he finished on 9 assists.

https://nbl.com.au/games/1307444

Not a good look for the NBL when they're still advertising he got a TD.

Still 25, 12, 9 is a great effort.

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Anonymous  
Last year

I don't believe he is a bad shooter, I do believe he takes stupid shots, it's been one of his biggest detriments

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Anonymous  
Last year

The NBL app box score says 25/12/10

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Tom  
Last year

Arrogance will stop him or mould him to be great. He takes outrageous shots with no regard for team mates or state of the game. If he was on a good team he would be taking those shots because he, team, oach fans ,c would be worried about winning. Doesn't matter playing for Hawks. Every competitive game is a win for them. Every win is like the second coming. No player is bigger than the game!

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PeterJohn  
Last year

The NBL updates box scores after they've reviewed the score sheets and, I believe, video of the games. As of Sunday morning, NBL box score is saying 25/12/9.

That's an impressive stat line and whether it's a triple double or not is about arbitrary labels.

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Anonymous  
Last year

"whether it's a triple double or not is about arbitrary labels"

no, whether it's a triple double or not is about whether 9 is the same as 10, which it is not.

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Anonymous  
Last year

The box score on my NBL app is still saying 25/12/10

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Anonymous  
Last year

How old is Lamelo Balls ?

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Perthworld  
Last year

Hard to know as the commentators rarely mention his age - I think 18.

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Anonymous  
Last year

(no, whether it's a triple double or not is about whether 9 is the same as 10, which it is not.)

Lol melo makes you angry

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Anonymous  
Last year

It says 10 on box score

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Anonymous  
Last year

My issue is actually not with Melo, he is a good player etc Its with the NBL and the commentary teams that are so on his nuts, they embellish his every move.

I swear Homicide is angling for some sort of job to work for Melo as he transitions to the NBA.

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AngusH  
Last year

Homicide is just happy that a prediction of his came true. Batting at .001 now.

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Anonymous  
Last year

^^^^
Lmao.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Lamelo is the type of player you will be telling your kids that you once saw him play in the NBL before he was a superstar in the NBA

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Anonymous  
Last year

6 turn overs and 10 missed 3s equates to about 25 transition points for NZ.
Dumb arse shots. Dumb as shit turn over when he was trying to show everyone how great his handles were instead of playing the game.
Not a great nett positive if at all.
What are the rest of the hawks doing while he is jacking up garbage shots?

Main thing he shrugged is to mess up team chemistry

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Anonymous  
Last year

Acheives

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Homicide's Sauce  
Last year

If Lamelo stays the full season, he will take out the NBL MVP award. Guaranteed.

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Hoopie  
Last year

If Ball gets the MVP then we're basically telling the US that we’re a shit league where even a promising youngster will be a stand-out.

You’re dreaming.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Ball ranked number one and Hampton number five in latest ESPN draft. Both should go very close to around those positions.

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koberulz  
Last year

If Lamelo stays the full season, he will take out the NBL MVP award. Guaranteed.
He had one good game, can we calm TF down already?

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