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Was Lonzo Ball Ever The Best Point Guard In The NBA?

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In a recent episode of Lonzo Ball’s latest hit podcast, The WAE Show, he gave an interesting take that may have gone unnoticed. It provokes a conversation that we feel should be talked about or at least given some thought to on if during the 2019-2020 NBA season was Lonzo Ball considered the best point guard in the NBA?

Breaking Down The Numbers

In examining Lonzo’s 2019-2020 NBA season numbers, we focused primarily on two key months: January and March. With the help of our friends at, we found that for the better part of January, Lonzo put up some incredible numbers that showed just how skilled the combo guard truly is. 

Lonzo's Stats In January (2020)

Though at a quick glance, they aren’t anything to be overly excited about, if you dive deeper into some of the individual games, you’ll see there were several games where he totaled four double-doubles and two triple-doubles, playing almost 37 minutes per game. The 15 assists in a 123-108 win over the Boston Celtics is what truly stands out to us. Lonzo’s vision is one of a kind, and it was put on display during that game. 

Lonzo's Stats In March (2020)

Here is where things really got interesting for the Ball brother. Though the month of March was cut extremely short due to COVID-19, the start was an incredible one. Through five games, Lonzo averaged 20.8 points, 7.8 assists, 7.8 rebounds, and 2.2 steals on an outstanding 53.5% from the field and 51.2% from the arc. His only lowlight here was the lower free throw percentage of 54.5%, but to his credit, he only averaged 2.2 attempts per game. Now these stats didn’t turn into wins as the New Orleans Pelicans went 2-3 in the five games they played but those three losses were all in reach for the Pels giving flashes of promise to the young team. 

Our Take On Lonzo's Comments

Now, for us to sit here and say that we agree with his statement of being the best PG during that run is false. During that time, the league still featured the likes of Steph Curry, Kyrie Irving, Damian Lillard, Russell Westbrook, and more, who were also playing at an extremely high level. However, what we will say is that when healthy, Lonzo can clearly be a top-10 most skilled player at the PG position. But that’s just the thing… Lonzo unfortunately just can’t seem to stay healthy. 


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