After Lonzo Ball’s first preseason game on Saturday, our own Matt Moore explained that the Lakers rookie has a long way to go and a lot of things to improve upon. After the Lakers’ second preseason game on Monday, not much has changed.

Lonzo hasn’t flourished the way he did in summer league, but that was expected as he made the shift to playing against real, actual NBA players. In a 113-107 loss to the Nuggets on Monday, Lonzo put up eight points, four assists and four turnovers in 21 minutes. Here are some takeaways from his performance:

Turning up the aggression

If there has been one consistent knock on Lonzo from the summer league through the preseason, it’s that at times he’s too unselfish — particularly when he gets into the lane. When Ball penetrates, he often jumps in the air looking to pass, and more often than not he ends up with no way out.

Read more at CBS Sports



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