Two key goals for LaMelo Ball if he’s picked in 2020 NBA Draft by Cavs

LaMelo Ball of the Illawarra Hawks drives. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images)
LaMelo Ball of the Illawarra Hawks drives. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images) /
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LaMelo Ball, Cleveland Cavaliers
LaMelo Ball of the Illawarra Hawks passes the ball. (Photo by Anthony Au-Yeung/Getty Images) /

Key goal #2 for Ball for the Cleveland Cavaliers: Lead the team in total assists and assists per game

This now-past season, at least from Cleveland’s perspective, the Cavaliers’ leading assist getter was Darius Garland. In 59 games played, Garland averaged 3.9 assists per game and led the Cavs in total assists, dishing out 229 assists in 2019-20.

A funny tidbit about the Cavs’ playmaking is that Garland led the Cavs in total assists with the next closest in Collin Sexton being 30 assists behind, despite Garland playing 6 fewer games than Sexton.

With this in mind, it shouldn’t be too hard for Ball to become the Cavaliers’ leading assist getter. Ball’s selling point has been his elite playmaking ability. Looking at his international stats, he averaged nearly seven assists per game, the second-most in the entire NBL.

He also dished out 82 assists in only 12 games played for the Hawks. To compare, it took Garland 28 games to reach 82 total assists.

As stated earlier, the Cleveland Cavaliers have a plethora of players that would make getting assists easier than anticipated for Ball. For the Cavaliers, playmaking is a huge issue that they must look to fix if they want to get out of mediocrity.

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Ball could be the player to turn it around for the Cavaliers and soon enough, we will see if the Cavs have a chance at selecting him in the 2020 NBA Draft. Cleveland is set to have a top six pick, per Tankathon, and Ball will seemingly likely be selected in the top three.