Sport LaMelo Ball expected to return Saturday after missing month with fractured wrist
Another day, another LaMelo Ball touchdown pass for a bucket (VIDEO)
A few more passes like that and LaMelo Ball might have gone in the first round of the NFL draft. Your browser does not support this video The day after LaMelo threw an underhand length-of-the-court pass for an assist, he beat the buzzer against Miami with a more traditional touchdown pass to Terry Rozier for a bucket. LaMelo with the full-court assist at the buzzer ???? pic.twitter.com/9IMPUVEBGW — NBA TV (@NBATV) May 3, 2021 LaMelo just has “it” — you can’t take your eyes off him. Two games back from a fractured wrist and he is making highlight play after highlight play.
The Charlotte Hornets will reportedly get a huge boost to their lineup Saturday. Standout rookie LaMelo Ball has recovered from his fractured wrist, and isto the Hornets for Saturday's game against the Detroit Pistons, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Ball missed just over a month after injuring his wrist during a March 20 game against the Los Angeles Clippers. Ball managed to return to that game. Following the contest, it was determined Ball fractured his wrist and would miss at least four weeks.
Ball — the third overall pick in the 2020 NBA draft — looked like the rookie of the year favorite through his first 41 games in the NBA. He is averaging 15.9 points, 6.1 assists and 5.9 rebounds during his rookie season.
LaMelo Ball to Return From Wrist Injury Saturday vs. Pistons
Ball hasn't played since March 20 after suffering a fractured wrist. View the original article to see embedded media.LaMelo Ball is making his return to the court on Saturday.The Hornets star is expected to play against Detroit after fracturing his wrist on March 20 against the Clippers, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania. Ball was cleared on April 19 to resume basketball activity after undergoing wrist surgery on March 23. Through Ball's first 41 games, he averaged 15.9 points, 5.9 rebounds and 6.1 assists. The Rookie of the Year candidate was also shooting 45.1% from the field and 37.
The Hornets treaded water without Ball, going 10-11 with the talented rookie. The team has 20-21 when Ball first got injured, and now sits at 30-32. The Hornets are fighting for a playoff spot, and are currently the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference.
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