The triliogy is almost complete, with LiAngelo Ball declaring for the NBA we a step closer to having all three Ball brothers in the NBA.
LiAngelo does not have as big a spot light as his brothers Lonzo and LaMelo, but has silently put in the work during his tenure in Europe.
By no means is he a first round talent, but he is definitely worth a look at. Here are the five best landing spots for LiAngelo Ball.
The Memphis Grizzlies:
Don’t let these putrid Grizzlies fool you. A team with a hurt Mike Conley and a disengaged Marc Gasol is no recipe for a championship, but with both healthy it’s a step in the right direction.
The Grizzlies will be going into this year’s off-season with various holes to fill and shooting is at the top of this list, shooting guard being at the top.
(Tyreke Evans will not be apart of the Grizzlies)
Memphis ranked in the bottom third of the league in three point percentage and are tied for the sixth fewest made three pointers this season.
A streaky shooter like Ball will add floor space for Gasol to work in the post and a weapon from the corner for Conley. Memphis can surely mask his defensive disadvantages.
The Orlando Magic:
Ahhh the Magic, the NBA’s most frustrating team in the NBA. The team hasn’t been relevant since Dwight Howard’s days in Orlando, aside from Aaron Gordon.
There an average team in attempts (14th) and made (16th), but rank in the bottom third (25th) of the league in three pointers made.
The Magic are staked at the two guard position with Evan Fournier, Jonathon Simmons, Aaron Afflalo and Terrence Ross but adding Ball shouldn’t disrupt the balance of the guards.
Fournier and Simmons have played minutes at the small forward position allowing the Magic to go with smaller lineups. Ball will add firepower to bench that is ranked in the lower third of bench production.
LiAngelo’s 6’5 frame and shooting will fit well in Frank Vogel’s scheme
The Milwaukee Bucks:
You can hide on defense and you might have the greenest light from three for any upcoming rookie?
Milwaukee is my personal favorite spot for the middle Ball brother to land in. These Bucks are not a perimeter shooting team and are always on the look out for shooters.
Jason Terry’s best days are long gone and is not the same sniper he was when on Dallas, it’s time for an upgrade. Injuries are slowly taking a toll on Kris Middleton who has not been presence for the Bucks this season.
This is a team that takes pride in its suffocating defense and high energy, adding a smooth touch from three only enhances these Bucks championship hopes. Plus Milwaukee loves to play big, with help on his defensive skills, Ball can turn into a formidable 3 and D player.
This team needs help everywhere it can get. With young cornerstones in Lauri Markkanen and Zach LaVine ready to take the next step forward, the Bulls should look to add talent that can contribute and not disrupt the growth of Markkanen and LaVine.
With a Bulls team that’s in full rebuild, you have to start finding pieces that will fit with their young stars.
Maybe we’ll hear Lavar say his son will be better than Jordan, oh wait…
The San Antonio Spurs:
The Spurs are known for striking gold in the draft, late in the draft especially:
The Spurs know how to pick players and maximize their potential. Coach Greg Popovich, the best coach in sports, gets the most out his players.
Ball will be able to focus solely on basketball as the Spurs have a way of not drawing attention to themselves and deferring any that comes their way.
Veteran locker room presence, Hall of Fame coach, tight connections between the organization and former players and the greatness Pop demands from his players is everything that LiAngelo needs to succeed in the NBA.