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Lakers news: Lonzo Ball appears to have altered shooting form

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Heading into his second campaign, the Lakers point guard looks to have undergone a minor change his shooting form.

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Throughout his rookie campaign, Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball had many questions concerning his shooting form after a roller-coaster type year with his shooting from the field. 

It appears that Ball has made some minor alterations to his shooting form this offseason that could help improve his shooting efficiency from the outside. 

The video shows that Ball with a more fluid motion when taking shots that have him gather from the center of his body rather than starting from the right side of his body. This was a part of his previous shooting form that took more time for him get his shot up while limiting the situations where he could get up a shot on the floor. Much of his offensive work came with him having to take stepback shots to gain separation. 

This change in his shooting motion could open up more chances for him to shoot with more consistency while opening up more situations where he can be a bigger offensive factor. With LeBron James in the fold, it should see him get plenty more chances to prove he can be a more reliable scoring option. Although he got to a rough shooting start to his rookie campaign, he did have stretches where he was more effective from beyond the arc.

Ball finished his rookie season averaging all-around numbers with 10.2 points on 36 percent shooting from the floor and 30.5 percent from 3-point range along with 7.2 assists, and 6.9 rebounds per contest in 52 games played. This saw him record 24 double-digit scoring outputs along with 13 double-doubles and a pair of triple-doubles. However, he had his fair share of struggles with injury as he dealt with multiple leg injuries throughout the year. This upcoming season could be a chance for Ball to make significant strides forward in his second year. 

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Bob Garcia IV

Staff Writer at Sports Out West
Bob Garcia IV is a sports journalist from Southern California. He's currently the Los Angeles Lakers beat writer for Sports Out West. He is also currently covering the NBA and NFL for ClutchPoints. He was previously the beat writer for LA Rams Report for Scout.com, which is a website dedicated to covering the Rams. Lastly, he was a reporter for the award-winning newspaper, The Daily Sundial, at California State University, Northridge. You can follow him on Twitter, @BGarciaivsports.
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