Lonzo Ball is starting to sound a lot like his dad, LaVar Ball.
The former UCLA star said he is a better player than Washington prospect Markelle Fultz, citing his leadership skills.
Philadelphia announced Friday that Covington’s right knee revealed a slight tear of the lateral meniscus. Okafor is still dealing with right knee soreness.
Okafor, who has not played since March 22 against the Thunder, really stepped up after the 76ers traded Nerlens Noel away to the Mavericks, and Joel Embiid was ruled out for the season.
The 76ers seemingly can’t catch a break when it comes to promising, young centers.
With the season nearly over and Philadelphia well out of playoff contention, it was wise to shut down the team’s young stars so they can be healthy and ready to compete next season.
Ben Simmons, the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, missed the entire season, but should be ready to start next season.
It’s unlikely he would be able to sustain those numbers with that level of efficiency over an entire season — he would join elite players like Allen Iverson, Michael Jordan and LeBron James if he did — but McCollum would be in a position to prove himself as an All-Star caliber talent. Plus, McCollum is an excellent pick-and-roll scorer. It makes up 35.2 percent of his offense on the season, and he ranks in the 79.2 percentile with 0.93 points per possession.
That would make him a great fit in D’Antoni’s system since Harden went from scoring 25.9 percent of his points in the pick-and-roll last season to 40.7 percent this season.