The Los Angeles Lakers face one of the most important off-seasons in the history of the franchise.
However, it is expected that one of their key players in the team will miss a significant amount of time. According to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports, Point Ward Lonzo Ball diagnosed a left meniscal tear.
Lakers Guard in Los Angeles Lonzo Ball has a meniscal tear in his left knee, say league sources Yahoo. The ball will be ready for the training camp next season.
̵1; Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 29, 2018
Charania also reported that Ball should be ready at the start of the training camp.
Ball put together a solid rookie season, though he had a rocky start and shot at the basketball. The former UCLA Bruin brought together 10.2 points, 7.2 assists, 6.9 rebounds and 1.7 steals and shot 36.0 percent out of the field. Ball also led the team in both assists and steals, though he missed 30 games while finishing with a knee injury.
The Lakers Point Guard was part of a massive loot in the 2017 NBA Draft. In addition to Landing Ball, Los Angeles also landed Kyle Kuzma with the No. 27 Pick after a trade with the Brooklyn Nets and Josh Hart with the No. 30 pick after a trade with Utah Jazz. The young duo have been the subject of numerous trade rumors, with the Lakers keen to become all-star strikers Kawhi Leonard .
Ball also missed the last eight games of the 2017/18 season during a knee injury. Although he had missed 30 games and had played very much up and down, Ball was still included in the all-rookie second team of the NBA for the season he put together.
It will certainly be interesting to see what the Lakers Roster has got. This is what it will look like when Ball is able to return to the field at the beginning of the training camp. The Lakers are very interested in Leonard and hoped to make a deal before the free agency starts on July 1st. Considering that it's Sunday, it can not come to fruition with the kind of timing the team wanted. If Leonard was a Laker before launching the freelance agency, the organization hoped that LeBron James would help make Los Angeles the right place for him.
James made his intentions clear on Friday when he told the Cleveland Cavaliers that he did not intend to exercise his $ 35.6 million player option. Now James will examine his options and the Lakers should be one of the teams that could be in for James & # 39; services in the race.
Given the amount of success Ball had as a playmaker during his rookie season, the Lakers had a good chance of landing several star players. If he is healthy, he can be a tremendous facilitator for the team.