Subsequent to setting history close by brother Lonzo at the NBA Draft, LaMelo Ball set an alternate sort of history on Wednesday. In his official NBA debut, Ball completed scoreless in 16 minutes, becoming the first top-3 pick since 2013 to score zero points in his debut, per Elias Sports.
That latest model was Otto Porter Jr., in Washington. The only other top-three picks to be held scoreless in the last 15 seasons were Hasheem Thabeet with the Grizzlies in 2009 and Greg Oden with the Trailblazers in 2008.
On Wednesday, Ball’s last stat line in those 16 minutes was zero points on five field goal attempts, three of those coming from three. He likewise got done with three assists, two steals, one bounce back, three turnovers and two fouls.
Ball was likewise held scoreless in his preseason debut, however doled out a modest bunch of gaudy helps and pulled down 10 bounce back, as yet figuring out how to have an effect.
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