The ‘crazy’ thing about LaMelo Ball isn’t just passing, says Hornets teammate

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — That rookie guard LaMelo Ball would immediately be a great passer in the NBA was a given. That he’d score and grab steals at a high clip, likely. That Ball would lead the Charlotte Hornets in rebounding? That’s quite a surprise. Ball’s 7-rebound average over his first 11 games tops the averages of Charlotte big men Bismack Biyombo (6.7) and P.J. Washington (6.1). He leads all rookies in rebounds, after a career-high 14 boards against the New York Knicks on Monday. “(As a guard), you’ve got to go help the bigs,” teammate Terry Rozier said. “But the level he rebounds at is craz…

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