Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball gets knee treatment, now healthy
NBA.com Global on Jun 12, 2018 11:43 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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Lonzo Ball, who played in just 52 games during his rookie season, is back on the court and "100 percent" following a knee procedure according to a report by ESPN.
The former No. 2 overall pick received a platelet-rich plasma shot for the ailing left knee that kept him out of the final portion of the regular season.
"I just got back [on the court]," Ball told ESPN at the Big Baller Brand Junior Basketball Association media day at Citizens Business Bank Arena, where he joined his father and brothers. "But I have been lifting weights. Nothing stopped me from doing that. I just got back on the court though, but everything is feeling good."
Ball averaged 10.2 points, 7.2 assists and 6.9 rebounds per contest while shooting 36.0 percent en route to earning NBA All-Rookie Second Team honors.