The Lakers Guard in Los Angeles Lonzo Ball has a muscle tear in his left knee, League sources told Yahoo Sports.
Ball was diagnosed with injury at the end of the season, and recovery options were selected to treat the minor injury and find the best route for his long-term future, League sources said. Ball is expected to be ready for the start of the season, it said from the league.
Ball had a positive meeting with Lakers president of basketball team Magic Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka at the end of the season and has shown a commitment to their direction this offseason. Ball worked at the Lakers facility this summer and had film sessions with Johnson, continuing to be the linchpin of the franchise.
Ball, the # 2 draft in 2017, played 52 games for the Lakers with an average of 10.2 points, 7.2 assists and 6.9 rebounds.
He missed a total of 30 games in his rookie season of a sprained MCL and bruise in his left knee.
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