FantasySP / NBA / Lonzo Ball FantasySP / NBA / Lonzo Ball Copyright 2018 5142359 <![CDATA[WATCH: Lakers' Lonzo Ball talks Lavar Ball, Isaiah Thomas, NBA's best rappers]]> Lonzo Ball released a rap album but did not play in the Rising Stars Challenge due to an injury. What did he have to say to the media?]]> 5142359 Sat, 17 Feb 2018 7:12:01 EDT <![CDATA[How Far Would Lonzo Ball Fall if We Had a Do-Over on the 2017 NBA Draft?]]> Lonzo Ball fall in a re-draft? ]]> 5141861 Fri, 16 Feb 2018 9:42:21 EDT <![CDATA[LaVar vs. the Lakers -- but where does Lonzo end up?]]> Lonzo Ball -- and all that came with him, including his outspoken father, LaVar. Now, with Lonzo sidelined and LaVar across the globe, the Lakers are finding their way on the court, with or without them.]]> 5141237 Thu, 15 Feb 2018 11:00:02 EDT <![CDATA[Ball (knee) expects to return right after break]]> Lonzo Ball (sprained left MCL) will miss his 14th consecutive game on Wednesday but he expects to return in the Lakers' first game after the All-Star break.]]> 5140660 Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:48:01 EDT <![CDATA[Lonzo Ball (knee) said he feels "good enough to play,"]]> Lonzo Ball (knee) said he feels "good enough to play," but will sit out through the All-Star break and is planning on returning Feb. 23 vs. Dallas. [...]]]> 5140542 Wed, 14 Feb 2018 12:30:08 EDT <![CDATA[Magic Johnson Should Consider a Lonzo Ball-for-Devin Booker Trade if LaVar Ball Keeps Up This Nonsense]]> Lonzo Ball trade ideas. ]]> 5140182 Tue, 13 Feb 2018 20:09:36 EDT <![CDATA[Lonzo (knee) practices, but out until after ASG]]> Lonzo Ball took part in his first contact practice since spraining his MCL, but there is still no set timetable for his return to the Lakers' lineup.]]> 5140045 Tue, 13 Feb 2018 16:36:01 EDT <![CDATA[Lonzo Ball (knee) will not return for the Lakers until after]]> Lonzo Ball (knee) will not return for the Lakers until after the All-Star break. Ball went through part of Tuesday's practice and "looked good," but L. [...]]]> 5139992 Tue, 13 Feb 2018 15:36:09 EDT <![CDATA[Ruled out through All-Star break]]> Ball (knee) participated in Tuesday's practice but will not play until after the All-Star break, Mike Trudell of the Lakers' official site rpeorts.

Ball is reportedly still dealing with some discomfort in his left knee, so instead of rushing the rookie back this week, the Lakers will elect to exercise caution. With Ball out at least the next two games, both Isaiah Thomas and Josh Hart should be in line for extended minutes in the backcourt both Wednesday and Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Lonzo Ball (knee) was a limited participant in Monday's practice.]]> Lonzo Ball (knee) was a limited participant in Monday's practice. This is another step in the right direction for Ball, as he did everything in practice except the contact portion. [...]]]> 5139436 Mon, 12 Feb 2018 16:24:10 EDT <![CDATA[Lonzo Ball to Drop First Album, 'Born 2 Ball'. Will You Listen?]]> Lonzo Ball to drop first album, ‘Born 2 Ball’. ]]> 5138248 Sat, 10 Feb 2018 14:36:16 EDT <![CDATA[Progresses to full-speed drills]]> Ball (knee) -- who is out for Saturday's game against Dallas -- has progressed to doing drills at full speed, with the next step being taking some light contact from an assistant coach, Mike Trudell of reports.

Ball has missed 12 straight games while recovering from a left knee sprain, though he's making good progress. When he does return to the court, he'll have a new backcourt partner, as Isaiah Thomas was traded to the team from Cleveland at Thursday's trade deadline. Thomas is being eased into the rotation, beginning with coming off the bench for his debut Saturday against the Mavericks, but there's a strong implication that he'll eventually be a starter. It seems doubtful that will come at the expense of Ball's starting spot, so Kentavious Caldwell-Pope could be the one who ends up shifting to the pine.

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<![CDATA[Lonzo Ball (knee) has been ruled out of Saturday's game vs.]]> Lonzo Ball (knee) has been ruled out of Saturday's game vs. the Mavericks. Lonzo will reportedly travel to Dallas with the team for Saturday's game; however, with the Lakers not practicing on the travel day, Ball is unable to get a practice in. [...]]]> 5137472 Fri, 09 Feb 2018 9:36:09 EDT <![CDATA[Lakers' Ball to test knee; return date unknown]]> Lonzo Ball planned to test his injured left knee on Wednesday, the rookie said he isn't sure when he'll be able to return from a sprained MCL suffered on Jan. 13.]]> 5136395 Wed, 07 Feb 2018 18:48:07 EDT <![CDATA[Lonzo Ball (knee) will not play vs. the Thunder on Thursday.]]> Lonzo Ball (knee) will not play vs. the Thunder on Thursday. He's almost certainly not going to make it back before the All-Star break as he recovers from an MCL sprain. [...]]]> 5136249 Wed, 07 Feb 2018 15:12:24 EDT