March 22, 2020, 6:37 pmLonzo BallPG, New Orleans Pelicans
David Griffin said that Lonzo Ball and Zion Williamson have "a very special connection" with one another on the basketball court.
Ball and Williamson have both burst onto the fantasy scene this year, and having a long, versatile point guard tossing up lobs to Zion's insane athleticism is a perfect fit. Out of the shadow of LeBron and all the nonsense that comes with playing for the Lakers, Ball was rolling at early-round levels before the season was suspended. It looks like he and Williamson will be working that alley-oop connection for years to come, which is music to the ears of fantasy owners.
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March 8, 2020, 6:39 pmLonzo BallPG, New Orleans Pelicans
Lonzo Ball kept his foot on the gas on Sunday, tallying 18 points, five rebounds, eight assists, two steals and four more 3-pointers.
Ball has hit 21 threes over his last four games and despite today's seven turnovers, even 9-cat GMs are loving the Pelicans version of his game. Ball has been, well, balling, and is cooking with early-round value right now. Enjoy the ride.
March 7, 2020, 12:08 amJrue HolidayPG, New Orleans Pelicans
Jrue Holiday finished Friday's 110-104 win over the Heat on Friday with 20 points (7-for-13 shooting), six assists, six rebounds, three steals, three triples and a block.
Holiday and Lonzo Ball (16 points, nine rebounds, eight assists, one steal and one block) were key to the Pelicans getting a crucial win to stay alive in the Western Conference playoff race. Look for the Pelicans to continue to rely on both of the talented guards as they make their push which should mean good things for fantasy.
March 5, 2020, 12:30 amLonzo BallPG, New Orleans Pelicans
Lonzo Ball hit seven triples for the second consecutive game in Wednesday's road loss, notching 25 points, 11 rebounds, six assists, two steals and a block.
Ball continues to roll and is cooking with top-20 value in the last two weeks. He's all over the place these days and was scrapping for rebounds in amongst the trees tonight. The up-tempo style in New Orleans has fit Ball like a glove and he's going to be a tremendous source of counting stats from here on out. Brandon Ingram also kept up his outstanding season with 27 points, five boards, four assists, a steal, a block and three triples.
March 3, 2020, 10:52 pmLonzo BallPG, New Orleans Pelicans
Lonzo Ball had 26 points, eight assists, five rebounds and three steals on Tuesday in a loss to the Wolves.
Since Zion Williamson has burst on to the scene, Ball has been dynamite. He ranks inside the top-40 over the past two months and inside the top-20 over the past six games. Ball and Williamson have an obvious connection and have already had some highlight-reel plays during Williamson's first taste of the NBA. During this two month stretch, most of which included Zion, Ball is averaging 12.7 points, 7.2 rebounds, 8.8 assists and 1.6 steals per game. Those numbers are worthy of fantasy super-stardom.
March 1, 2020, 10:44 pmLonzo BallPG, New Orleans Pelicans
Lonzo Ball had 19 points with nine rebounds and nine assists in a loss to the Lakers on Sunday.
Ball shot 7-of-15 from the field and 1-of-7 from beyond the arc. He added three steals and one block to the stat sheet. Ball is a top-30 option over the past month and has been playing some of his best basketball since Zion Williamson made his debut.
February 28, 2020, 11:12 pmLonzo BallPG, New Orleans Pelicans
Lonzo Ball filled up the stat sheet with five points, six rebounds, 12 assists, four steals, two blocks and a 3-pointer in Friday's win.
Ball's never going to be a big scorer but this line is him at his multi-cat best. He's rolling with top-30 value in his last 11 games and is rolling along with outstanding production in threes, assists and steals, with positive contributions in blocks and rebounds out of the point guard slot.
February 22, 2020, 1:43 amLonzo BallPG, New Orleans Pelicans
Lonzo Ball continued to offer good production in Friday's win over the Blazers, posting 15 points (6-for-11 shooting), seven assists, five rebounds, three triples, one steal and one block.
Ball frequently initiated fast breaks by passing ahead in transition – something that is slowly becoming his trademark especially since Zion Williamson was introduced to the lineup. When at his best – which Ball clearly is right now – he is contributing everything except free throw shooting.
February 13, 2020, 10:56 pmLonzo BallPG, New Orleans Pelicans
Lonzo Ball kept up his hot streak on Thursday with 16 points, six rebounds, five assists, two blocks and five 3-pointers.
Ball tallied another two blocks to his line and the 0.8 blocks average looks like something that'll stick. He's pairing along perfectly alongside Zion Williamson and it looks like he's finally healthy so enjoy the fantasy goodness from the Big Baller.
February 11, 2020, 11:48 pmJrue HolidayPG, New Orleans Pelicans
Jrue Holiday put up a well-rounded stat line on Tuesday vs. the Blazers with 16 points on 7-of-12 shooting, four rebounds, 10 assists, two steals, two blocks and one 3-pointer in 29 minutes.
Holiday has produced second-round value over the last month, partly due to his defensive prowess. He's averaged 1.7 steals and 1.4 blocks per game over that stretch of 11 games. It's worth finding out if the person that rosters him in your league values him this highly since he could easily keep this up. Lonzo Ball resumed his strong production on Tuesday with nine points, six boards, 10 dimes and a triple-one.
February 6, 2020, 10:15 pmLonzo BallPG, New Orleans Pelicans
Lonzo Ball scored nine points with three boards, a game-high 10 dimes, three steals, a block and three 3-pointers in Thursday's win over the Bulls.
He went 3-for-5 from the floor and thankfully for fantasy owners, all three shots were triples. Ball had another field day and continues his fantasy run of brilliance. The Pelicans are now at full strength and Ball is displaying what he can do with an offense that maximizes his vision and ability to push the pace.
February 4, 2020, 10:57 pmLonzo BallPG, New Orleans Pelicans
Lonzo Ball continued his great play in Tuesday's loss to the Bucks, dropping 11 points and hauling in a season-high 14 rebounds.
Ball went 3-for-10 from deep and he only had three assists which is not ideal but he was big on the glass tonight for the Pelicans. He has top-100 value on the season and has maintained top-50 value over the past two weeks.
February 3, 2020, 12:11 amLonzo BallPG, New Orleans Pelicans
Lonzo Ball was all over the box score on Sunday, tallying 10 points, 11 rebounds, nine assists, three steals, two blocks and two 3-pointers.
This is the sort of diverse line that makes Ball so interesting as a fantasy option, even if he can be nearly invisible on some nights. The inconsistency and poor shooting keep Ball limited to more late-middle round value, but he's liable to put up games like this on any night.
January 31, 2020, 10:57 pmLonzo BallPG, New Orleans Pelicans
Lonzo Ball was feeling it on Friday, cooking up 5-of-7 shooting from deep for 19 points on 7-of-10 shooting, adding six rebounds, eight dimes an one steal but committed six turnovers.
Ball has managed to flirt with top-100 value over the season, but remains a liability on field goal percentage (.392) and turnovers (2.9). He has top-80 upside and has shown that he can comfortably share the backcourt with Jrue Holiday moving forward.
January 23, 2020, 12:29 amLonzo BallPG, New Orleans Pelicans
Lonzo Ball had a strong outing in Wednesday's 121-117 loss to the Spurs, finishing with 14 points (4-8 FG, 3-6 3PT), 12 assists and three steals.
Ball has been a top-55 player over the last two weeks, and games like this will boost his stock. With Zion Williamson as another option for the young point guard to find, we imagine we'll see more double-digit assist games.