|Rights: Be A chi GM||HT: 6-6|
|Jersey: 2||WT: 190|
|DOB: 10/27/1997||Age: 25|
|Sal: $19.53M||Inj: GTD - Left Knee Soreness - Game Time Decision|
|Player Avg: FBPPG =0.00 PPG=0.00 APG=0.00 STPG=0.00|
|Contract Status: YBC - Year Based Contract|
|Lonzo Ball: Hope for playing in 2022-23 waning|
Ball said Monday that he's still experiencing some discomfort in his surgically repaired left knee and acknowledged the possibility that he might not be able to play during the 2022-23 season, K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reports.
The Scoop: While joining the Bulls in Paris ahead of their upcoming game in Paris on Thursday, Ball told reporters that he's remained mentally strong in his year-long absence from the left knee injury that he's addressed through a pair of arthroscopic procedures, the second of which he had in late September. Though Ball is doing light running again and taking part in some on-court work, he likely won't be cleared to ramp up to full-speed, full-contact practice until the discomfort in his knee completely subsides. At this stage, Ball appears safe to rule out through the All-Star break, and his comments Monday suggest that the 25-year-old isn't entirely confident he'll be ready to play before the Bulls wrap up their regular-season slate April 9. Given his lack of a return timeline -- if he suits up at all in 2022-23 -- Ball is tough to justify holding in most redraft leagues with limited injured-list spots.
Jan 16 4:48 ET