LaMelo Ball Rumors

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LaMelo Ball
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Born: 08/22/01
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:181 lbs. / 82.1 kg.
His combination of size, skill and athleticism seems to make it a high-percentage bet he is a functional NBA center if he is coachable. But … is he coachable? Does he have a motor? Will the skill that looks good on workout videos look as good against live NBA defense? With his lack of experience in actual games, how will he handle the read-and-react heavy system of the Warriors? We’ll get to Ball eventually. I know a couple of people in the organization think he is super talented. But let’s wait on word from his workout.

LaMelo Ball favorite for No. 1 pick?

The Minnesota Timberwolves will come up with a handful of trade scenarios, but they could have a tough time finding the right partner. The level of interest in Anthony Edwards isn’t overwhelming, and point-guard-needy teams hoping for LaMelo Ball don’t seem to have the right assets for a trade. Most scouts and executives we’ve spoken with believe that Ball would have the edge if Minnesota stays put. Sources also tell Bleacher Report that the Wolves like Obi Toppin, but it’s unclear if they’d be willing to take him at No. 1.
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Timberwolves interested in Obi Toppin

Not every NBA evaluator loves LaMelo Ball, whose shooting and professionalism have been questioned by some around the league, even if they still have him at or near the top of their board. And not everyone trusts Anthony Edwards’ style and impact or sees James Wiseman’s upside or value in today’s NBA. Sources tell B/R the Minnesota Timberwolves are high on Toppin. The question is whether they’d be willing to take him first overall or if they’d only draft the big man out of Dayton in a trade-down scenario.
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