|Rights: Be A chi GM||HT: 6-6|
|Jersey: 2||WT: 190|
|DOB: 10/27/1997||Age: 24|
|Sal: $.00M||Inj: GTD - Left Knee Soreness - Game Time Decision|
|Player Avg: FBPPG =17.34 PPG=13.00 APG=5.09 STPG=1.83|
|Contract Status: FA - Free Agent|
|Lonzo Ball: Officially done for 2021-22 season|
Ball (knee) has been ruled out for the remainder of the 2021-22 season, including the playoffs.
The Scoop: On Tuesday afternoon, the Bulls revealed that Ball hit another snag in his recovery from a torn meniscus, and it quickly became clear that his chances to return during the playoffs were slim. The team has now confirmed that Ball will not return at any point this season, regardless of how far Chicago advances through the Eastern Conference bracket. While the injury marks a disappointing end to Ball's first year in Chicago, the UCLA product was an integral contributor throughout his 35 healthy games. In a career-high 34.6 minutes per contest, Ball averaged 13.0 points, 5.4 rebounds, 5.1 assists, 1.8 steals (career high), 0.9 blocks (career high), 3.1 threes (tied career high) and shot career bests from both the field (42.3% FG) and from three (42.3% 3Pt). Injuries have become an unfortunate theme for the early portion of Ball's NBA career, as he's only topped 55 games played once in his first five seasons in the league.
Apr 6 4:53 ET