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3 Ways Lonzo Ball could shake up the NBA landscape in the near future

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Lonzo Ball

Albeit the early season struggles for the No.2 Draft pick, The hype surrounding Lonzo Ball seemingly never ceases to fade away. With fans and critics alike throwing shade calling him a bust already while others quick to back Los Angeles Lakers GM Magic Johnson, on his decision to pick the year old and dub him the face of the Lakers Franchise - the jury is still out.

Let's take the latter route and assume Lonzo Ball- will ball out, and what it could mean for the NBA and us fans for at the very least, the next decade:

#1 Jason Kidd 2.0?

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Jason Kidd in the 2011 NBA Finals.

The NBA is currently dominated by Point Guards with a shoot first- mentality. The Steph Curry's of the world or The Damian Lillard's or Kyrie Irving's, whoever it might be - pick your poison. Besides Chris Paul, It seems like every NBA Franchise needs a starting PG that can shoot the ball without having to worry about facilitating it.

Unlike others, Breaking the status quo Lonzo Ball is the quintessential point guard. High basketball IQ, pass-first mentality, decent defender and rebounder due to his height, and the ability to look over smaller point guards for that assist and an easy bucket for his teammates. Jason Kidd anyone?

And for those calling him a bust:

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