Head Coach of the Charlotte Hornets joined the show to discuss picking LaMelo Balll at 3 and if the Lavar Ball will be a factor next season.
Borrego was first asked about the decision to draft LaMelo ball in the first round, Borrego said nobody knows just yet what to expect out of Ball in year one, but there is a high ceiling with a lot of talent. Borrego also said that Ball already has stuff that can’t be taught, and paired with his size and length, that will make him a special player.
Nick then asked about the implications of Ball’s family as his father Lavar Ball has made a name for himself in the past few years. Borrego replied by saying any player comes with others around him, and said the entire Ball family will be welcomed by the team.
Stan asked about Ball as a defensive player, and Coach Borrego confidently said that as long as the young Guard wants to win, and wants to be great, he can definitely have a big impact defensively. Nick moved on to the Hornets’ later picks, and Borrego pointed to Nick Richards as the most experienced player, but qualified that statement by saying any of the picks could step up and make day one impacts.
Borrego discussed the look of the backcourt with the addition of Ball, saying that Devonte’ Graham is versatile to play on and off the basketball. Borrego then previewed that he would like to play small lineups on the floor including Graham, Ball,and Terry Rozier. Borrego closed by predicting something special for the Hornets as they clear cap space and make room to spend in free agency.