Chicago Bulls guard Lonzo Ball (26) is out this season.
On the 22nd (Korean time), the Bulls club announced the news of Ball’s season out in the name of Arturas Canisovas, senior vice president of basketball operations.토토사이트
He said there has been “significant progress” in Ball’s rehabilitation over the past few months, but he continues to have “limited performance due to discomfort in high-level basketball-related activities.”
He then explained that it was impossible to return within this season, considering the time required to recover to a level that would allow him to play the NBA season.
Ball has been sidelined this season with a right knee injury. With this announcement, the season was confirmed.
Ball, who joined Chicago through a sign-and-trade in August 2021, averaged 13.0 points, 5.4 rebounds and 5.1 assists in 35 games last season.
Ball was nominated by the Los Angeles Lakers with the second overall pick in the 2017 draft and stepped on the NBA stage with a lot of interest.
He still hasn’t reached his full potential. He averaged 11.9 points, 5.7 rebounds and 6.2 assists in 252 appearances over five seasons with the Lakers, New Orleans Pelicans and Chicago.
Kanisovas said, “Ball will focus on resolving his uncomfortable physical condition and returning to full fitness for the 2023-24 season,” and said he will commit to the next season.
Traded after signing a four-year, $80 million contract, he is under contract through the 2024-25 season.