LaMelo Ball Projected No 1 NBA Draft Pick For 2020 Season, Warriors Likely Target

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LaMelo Ball has been making waves in Australia and is currently averaging 17 points, 7.5 rebounds and 7.0 assists and 37% from the field for Illawarra Hawks.

Written By Suraj Alva | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Golden State Warriors' season so far (4-17 win-loss record) has been nothing short of an embarrassment. The team is currently half-game ahead of the Hawks (4-16 win-loss record) and Knicks (4-16 win-loss record) and has the worst record in the 2019-20 NBA season. With big stars sidelined due to injury,  the young Dubs are looking to find their feet. GSW will be looking to add a top prospect for the next season and looks like the team has already zeroed down their target.

NBA draft pick: LaMelo Ball career in National Basketball League

According to reports, LaMelo Ball decided to play overseas in New Zealand instead of attempting to get eligible for the 2019-20 college basketball season. On October 6, he played his first regular-season game with the Illawarra Hawks against the Brisbane Bullets and finished the night with a stat line of 12 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, and four steals.

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Back in 2016, during Chino Hills High School's 47th straight win, Ball called his shot from halfcourt then calmly drained it as part of a 65-point performance against Foothill. In 2018, during the Junior Ball Association international tour, Ball again went viral when he put his defender on the floor, as his ankle-breaking move sent the crowd into a frenzy. 

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NBA draft pick: LaMelo Ball to Warriors?

LaMelo Ball has been making waves in Australia with his game and is currently the hot topic of discussion as the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. LaMelo Ball is currently averaging 17 points, 7.5 rebounds and 7.0 assists while shooting 37% from the field for the Illawarra Hawks. In his last four games, Ball is averaging 24.3 points, 9.3 assists and 9.3 rebounds, he shoots 42% overall and 32.3% from 3 point range.

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Last week Ball notched 32 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds in 40 minutes to become the youngest player ever to notch a triple-double in the National Basketball League (NBL).

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According to ESPN, there are only a handful of players in the NBA who can legitimately play point guard at 6-foot-7 like Ball. Ball has a huge amount of room to grow -- both physically and in terms of skill -- giving him the advantage than any player in the draft.

With Warriors more likely to miss the playoffs this season unless a miracle can help them to do that, they can look forward to next season as the team will have a more dominant roster. With Curry looking like coming back from injury, along with his Splash Brother Klay Thompson, who is also expected to be fully fit after rehabbing a torn ACL. Both these stars will have the likes of Draymond Green, Kevon Looney and other players to play the supporting role.

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