Hot off his record-setting triple double performance, LaMelo Ball is delivering fantasy value just outside the top-40 players in the league, and he's only going to get better.
STEVE ALEXANDER: LeMelo Ball became the youngest player in NBA history to record a triple double last Saturday when he torched Trae Young in the Atlanta Hawks for career highs with 22 points, 12 rebounds, 11 assists, a steal, and three 3-pointers, and just one turnover while hitting nine of 13 shots. He hasn't had more than three turnovers in his 10-game NBA career, and his debut of 16 minutes and 0 points has quickly become a distant memory.
In his six January games, Ball is averaging a ridiculous 14 and 1/2 points, 7.3 rebounds, 7.5 assists, 1.7 steals, 1.3 3-pointers, and just 1.8 turnovers. And he's only going to get better. He's the 41st Most Valuable Fantasy Player this season right now. And the only thing holding him back is his 72% free throw shooting. Not bad for a player who was probably taken in round eight of your draft, or so, and a player who is just scratching the surface of what he's really capable of doing. It's going to be a fun ride with LeMelo and he's quickly become must-see TV despite playing in just 10 NBA games.