For the Bucks, it’s an interesting deal. Snell is the definition of a 3-and-D player. He’s a lanky 6-7 guard with long arms, a player that is not only switchable onto players basically 1 through 4, but also a high-level defender who uses his hands and footwork to disrupt opposing players. He’s not all-defense caliber yet, but he’s certainly above average.
Offensively, he’s purely catch-and-shoot and cuts backdoor. Last season according to Synergy, Snell took 292 jumpers off the catch as opposed to only 35 shots off the dribble. He’s extremely efficient on those shots off the catch, hitting them at a 60.8 effective field goal percentage. It’s low usage, but effective.
Snell is a low-end starter in the NBA right now, but he’s a worthwhile starter nonetheless. And at just 25 years old, there’s room for growth with him on defense as he keeps learning the tricks of the trade. This might be an overpay of one or two million per season, but it’s a fine contract for a team that will understand how to utilize his particular skill set on the wing and a player that seems to be on the rise.
Lakers rookie point guard Lonzo Ball rebounded from a poor summer-league debut to record a triple-double Saturday against the Celtics.
Ball, who never had a triple-double at UCLA, scored 11 points with 11 rebounds and 11 assists in an 86-81 loss.
The final score doesn’t matter in the grand scheme of things. The most important aspect from the game was Ball’s ability to run an NBA offense while pitching in on defense as well.
Lonzo Ball recorded a Summer League triple-double tonight with 11 points, 11 rebs and 11 assists.
Ball, drafted No. 2 overall in last month’s draft, enters the NBA with lofty expectations thanks to his talent, not to mention his outspoken father. Time will tell if he can live up to them, but it will be fun watching his career progress.