Ball, a second-year level guard, performed a key function within the fourth quarter of the Lakers’ 90-83 victory at Staples Heart.
Ball scored solely 9 factors however claimed 10 rebounds and added two assists, whereas exhibiting nice maturity together with his determination making.
James thinks Ball could make much more of an influence if he backs himself.
“I feel he simply typically doesn’t notice how nice he’s,” James mentioned. ”The issues that he possesses out on the ground … when Zo realizes how good he’s on the ground, it makes him a really dynamic participant and it makes us even higher. And he’s been doing that as of late, his aggressiveness.”
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James added: “Even when he’s not making [shots], simply his assault as you’ve seen earlier within the recreation, simply him attending to the rim [is key].
“He missed a few them, that’s completely superb. He had a pair fees, that’s completely superb. When he’s aggressive it simply adjustments our dynamic of the group, and he’s been doing it of late and we want him to proceed to try this as a result of he’s superb.”
The Lakers had been responsible of a season-high 24 turnovers and though solely 10 of these resulted in assists, James warned they’ll in poor health afford to be so sloppy.
“It was horrible. Horrible. Horrible, man,” James mentioned. “You have a look at the stats [it was bad], however offensively, we simply discovered a means late within the recreation. However we simply defended.
“The most effective factor about it, after we had been turning the ball over, however we nonetheless held them within the half court docket. We did a quantity on them within the half court docket defensively. However we’re not going to win many video games like that, if you flip the ball over 24 instances and simply have 10 assists.”