Lamelo Ball has a top-two upside in the draft. Being one of the youngest prospects in the draft and standing 6’8, he can be the primary ball-handler for the Cavs while guarding a small forward or power forward on defense. With his great ball-handling, he can run the offense for the Cavaliers, while also learning and adapting to an off-ball role with his height.
His flaws include streaky and inefficient shooting and his ability to play defense. Like in high school and from what he has done overseas, LaMelo can have poor shot decisions and can get carried away, having trouble finishing around the rim given that he weighs only around 180 pounds. Being a primary ball-handler, drafting him would most likely mean trading Darius Garland, who is currently the Cavs primary ball handler. LaMelo is also known to have a big ego, so hopefully, if the Cavs draft him he can become a great teammate and can stay loyal to the team.