LiAngelo Ball continues to try to earn a niche in the NBA. After years of comings and goings, the guard has had the opportunity to show his skills on the court in the last Summer League, in which he has left a good taste in the Hornets staff, and in his recent statements he has tried also highlight its virtues. Specifically, the middle of the Ball brothers recently spoke with Shams Charania, a journalist from The Athletic, with whom he has tried to influence his commitment to his team and his coaches.
“I focus on listening to my coaches and I am able to do what they ask me to do,” he assured. “If they want me to receive and look to score with the ball, I can do it. If they want to use me to move off the ball and pass blocks, I can do that too. I try to work on all aspects of the game so that when they ask me for something I can be 100% sure that I am ready for it ”.
LiAngelo averaged 9.6 points in the 17 minutes per game that the Summer League featured, and while it is still questionable whether he has the level of an NBA player, he does seem more committed and focused than at other stages in his life. We’ll see if he can convince the Hornets that he deserves a place in the roster, albeit as a dual contract, in order to match his brother LaMelo, with whom he has tried to avoid comparisons.
“I have to try to go my own way. I can’t try to do the same as Melo or Lonzo because each one has done things in one way and I have to find mine. Right now I need to keep my feet on the ground and focus on just one thing. I think Charlotte can be my home ”, he concluded.
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