LaMelo Ball knew the team would have questions about him.
Now it’s time to figure out whether his answer to them caused reasonable attention or whether the team was just trying to spread a smoke screen.
According to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer, Ball, who was widely regarded as the top five in the November draft, did not fully accept the interview.
“This is what I heard from the entire league: LaMelo Ball did not perform well in the interview,” Bonnell said on Charlotte WFNZ Sports Radio. “I’ve heard from multiple sources. He didn’t improve his perception through job interviews. Some of the top ten drafted late, and they didn̵
“And I am not saying that he will not be the top three pick. I am saying that I know, in fact, some of the top 10 teams are doing more research on him because they no longer think it is his Willingness.”
According to reports, the point guard met with the Timberwolves with the first overall pick on Thursday. ESPN reported that this is Ball’s first face-to-face meeting. An interview with the Warriors (second overall) is scheduled for next week. The Hornets (third overall) and Bulls (fourth overall) will also be interviewed. Come. Bauer had a virtual conversation with other teams.
In 12 games with the Illawarra Eagles in the Australian National Basketball League last year, he averaged 17 points, 7.6 rebounds and 6.8 assists per game, and his shooting percentage was 37.5%. It is difficult to measure Ball. .
Ball said that he had talked to the Knicks in September, and his controversial father LaVar talked to the Knicks, saying that he would be a “perfect partner.” “Post”‘s Mark Berman reported that Ball is the number one point guard in the Knicks draft. The Knicks ranked eighth.
The 19-year-old Ball also admitted that the team wanted to know the real him.
Bauer said: “I feel (the team) is trying to understand me, because there are a lot of things that are not real, you don’t even know it is me or me.” “So, I feel like knowing me. Everything in the media The content, my status, they just want to know.”