Are you a risk taker? Some people are, and some people aren’t. Risks can make you, and at the same time, they can break you. NBA teams are well aware of that fact.
Some front offices love to take risks – they’ll take a big swing on an injury-prone player. If it works out, it’ll pay dividends. If it doesn’t, it will prove costly.
Lonzo Ball is an injury-prone player. When healthy, he’s also a highly impactful one. It also just so happens that he’d be a perfect fit on the rebuilding Houston Rockets.
Ball is a connector in the half-court for an offense, and his vastly improved 3-point shooting has only enhanced his ability to be that. Alongside a talent like Jalen Green, it could be an intriguing way to focus their attack around a clear identity.
Perhaps the most intriguing way that Ball could make an impact alongside the Rockets’ core players would be with his defensive impact. He has great size for a point guard and is a productive contributor on that end of the floor.
Should they take a risk and acquire him this season?