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Published on July 31st, 2018 | by Landon Buford

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I Think People Need To Leave Lonzo Alone And Let Him Play Says Tracy Murray

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Lonzo Ball is coming off a productive rookie season that saw him make the All NBA Rookie Second Team alongside Dennis Smith Jr., Josh Jackson, John Collins, and Bogdan Bogdanovic. Ball averaged 10.2 PPG, 6.9 RPG, 7.2 APG, and 0.8 SPG this past season. Ball drew a lot of comparisons to 1995 Co-Rookie of the Year and Hall of Famer Jason Kidd, who averaged 11.7 PPG, 5.4 RPG, and 7.7 APG.  I recently caught up with former Los Angeles Laker Tracy Murray about Balls’ rookie season. Murray was also a part of the Lakers coaching staff in as an assistant coach during the 2015-2016 season.

“I think people need to leave Lonzo alone and let him play. If you look at his numbers, they are fine. The Lakers play better with him than without him. That is how you know someone’s impact on the game. Leave his shot, and him alone.” Said Murray, he would continue, “I think his numbers are great for someone that is a rookie in the NBA. If people did not know what they were getting with Lonzo than they have not been watching him play. He is probably the most unselfish young player on the court today. The only thing I think he should improve is the defense of his peers.”

The Los Angeles Lakers have had a busy summer, to say the least, they have added LeBron James, Rajon Rondo, Michael Beasley, and Lance Stevenson. In addition, to resigning Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, and letting Julius Randle, Brook Lopez, and Isiah Thomas sign with other teams.


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