G - CHA
LaMelo Ball scored 11 points (4-11 FG, 2-4 3PT, 1-1 FT) with eight assists, five rebounds and a steal across 28 minutes off the bench in a 107-104 win over the Orlando Magic on Sunday.
Ball upped his assists by six from his previous outing against the Bulls, adding five rebounds and a steal to boost his fantasy output. Logging just a 36.4 FG% on Sunday, the rookie point guard should remain rostered as he will look to improve his shooting woes against the Magic in the second game of their double-header on Monday.
LaMelo Ball scored seven points (3-7 FG, 0-2 3PT, 1-1 FT) with one rebound, two assists, two steals and five turnovers across 17 minutes off the bench in a 123-110 loss to the Chicago Bulls on Friday.
Ball was the victim of great play from starting point guard Devonte' Graham on Friday, as the rookie was limited to just 17 minutes and was unable to generate much production against the Bulls in a blowout loss. Despite a poor outing, fantasy managers should not be concerned and will want to continue rostering Ball in nearly all scoring formats. However, it may be wise to pivot off of Ball in starting lineups as he could see reduced minutes if Graham continues to shoot efficiently as the starting point guard. The Hornets will look to end their four-game losing streak when they travel to play the Orlando Magic on Sunday.
LaMelo Ball scored 11 points (4-11 FG, 2-6 3PT, 1-2 FT) with five rebounds and four assists across 23 minutes off the bench in a 116-113 loss to the Toronto Raptors on Saturday.
The rookie point guard had a quiet night against the Raptors, posting a 33.3% FG while securing five rebounds and four assists off the bench in a closely contested loss on Saturday. At one point it looked like Ball's play was outperforming starting point guard Devonte' Graham but over the last few games, Graham has elevated his offensive performances to keep Ball with the second unit. Despite playing less than 30 minutes in three straight games, the rookie is rostered in 97% of ESPN leagues and will still return value in starting lineups for most fantasy formats. The Hornets will get three days of rest before their next game at home against the Washington Wizards on Wednesday.
LaMelo Ball scored four points (2-8 FG, 0-4 3PT, 0-1 FT) with seven rebounds and five assists across 25 minutes in a 104-93 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday.
The rookie continues to impress with his passing and rebounding abilities but he struggled with his shot on Wednesday, going 0-of-4 from 3-point range and failing to convert his lone free throw attempt. Fantasy managers should not be discouraged by Ball's performance and can expect him to bounce back in a big way against the Raptors on Thursday.
LaMelo Ball scored 22 points (9-13 FG, 3-5 3PT, 1-2 FT) with 12 rebounds, 11 assists and a steal across 31 minutes in a 113-105 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday.
Ball came up one assist short of a triple-double in Friday's prime-time win against brother Lonzo Ball and the New Orleans Pelicans before achieving it against the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday. The rookie has been outperforming starting point guard Devonte' Graham in points scored and is matching him for minutes, eclipsing 30 minutes on Saturday night against the Hawks while shooting 9-of-13 from the field and showcasing his elite passing ability. LaMelo and the Hornets have now rattled off three consecutive wins and will look for their fourth against the Knicks on Monday.