Lakers say Lonzo Ball out for remainder of road trip
NBA.com Global on Feb 02, 2018 07:38 AM
FILE - ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 30: Lonzo Ball #2 of the Los Angeles Lakers handles the ball during the preseason game on September 30, 2017 at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Rookie point guard Lonzo Ball is working his way back from a left knee sprain suffered on Jan. 13 (Jan. 14, PHL time). While there were hopes he would return to the Los Angeles Lakers' lineup during the team's road trip, that is no longer the case.
The Lakers announced Thursday (Friday, PHL time) that Ball will miss the remainder of the trip to continue rehabbing his sprained MCL. He did not practice with the team on Thursday (Friday, PHL time) and was ruled out of the rest of the trip. The Lakers visit the Brooklyn Nets tomorrow night (Saturday, PHL time) and the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday afternoon (early Monday, PHL time).
Lonzo Ball did not participate in today's practice in Brooklyn and has been ruled out for the rest of the road trip by head coach Luke Walton.— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) February 1, 2018
🎥 Head coach Luke Walton gives an injury update on Lonzo Ball and talks about what the team needs to clean up heading into the game against the Nets. pic.twitter.com/Hj57kVHjpi— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) February 1, 2018
Ball is averaging 10.2 points, 7.1 assists and 7.1 rebounds per game this season.