It’s been more than six months now. When was the last time we saw a Lonzo ball on the basketball court? And the wait may still be a bit long.
Speaking on the NBA TV broadcast of his team’s Summer League game against the Toronto Raptors this week. Chicago Bulls executive Arturas Karnisova was asked about veteran guard Ball’s health. Karnisova responded with some seeming remarks.
Asked about the health of the guard ball
“He’s moving forward. That’s as far as I can tell,” Ball’s Karnisova said, according to Julia Poe of the Chicago Tribune. But he’s getting better. Hopefully, he is going to be ready for the training camp. But that’s our only hope.
had meniscus surgery on the knee
Ball, 24, was limited to only 35 games this past season in his first year as the Bulls (the lowest of his career). He underwent meniscus surgery on his left knee in January and missed the last three months of the season, which included a Chicago first-round playoff loss to Milwaukee. A related report about Ball’s progress also surfaced last month.
2nd overall pick Ball already had knee trouble during his youth career
2 overall pick Ball has already suffered knee trouble during his youth career and had prior surgery on his left meniscus in 2018 as a member of the Los Angeles Lakers. The training camp is expected to start around the second half of September. And the Bulls aren’t particularly optimistic that the ball will be ready to rock by then. Chicago may have signed this remarkable free agent earlier in the off-season.