Sport Hornets' LaMelo Ball immediately records outrageous full court assist in return from wrist injury

05:40  02 may  2021
05:40  02 may  2021 Source:   msn.com

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NBA Rumor: LaMelo Ball Injury . 28 rumors in this storyline. LaMelo Ball 's wrist is healed, could return in 7-10 days. Shams Charania: Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball is feared to have a fractured right wrist , source tells @TheAthletic @Stadium. Ball is receiving second opinions on his wrist for next steps.

LaMelo Ball had surgery on March 23 and will provide a boost to the Hornets , who currently sit 8th in the East. Charlotte point guard LaMelo Ball is back in action, reclaiming his customary starting spot Saturday against Detroit after missing 21 games with a fractured wrist . The Hornets currently sit eighth in the Eastern Conference and have gone 10-11 in the rookie’s absence. Before injuring the wrist , Ball was a leading candidate for Kia Rookie of the Year, averaging 15.9 points (2nd among rookies), 5.9 rebounds (2nd) and 6.1 assists (1st) in 41 games.

After over a month on the sidelines due to a wrist injury, LaMelo Ball returned to action on Saturday night for the Charlotte Hornets' matchup with the Detroit Pistons. It didn't take him long to remind everyone why he was the most exciting rookie in the league this season.

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Less than five minutes into the first quarter, the Hornets forced a turnover, but since it took a few seconds for them to corral the loose ball, it seemed like their chance for a quick fastbreak the other way was gone. And really it should have been except for the brilliance of Ball.

He took one dribble, looked up and tossed an underhand lob the length of the court. It floated over the Pistons' entire defense and landed right in the hands of Miles Bridges, who converted the easy layup as the Hornets' announcer lost his mind.

Another day, another LaMelo Ball touchdown pass for a bucket (VIDEO)

  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.

LaMelo Ball has missed the past 21 games since fracturing his right wrist against the Clippers on March 20. The Hornets have hung in there at 10-11 without him and with Gordon Hayward (right foot sprain) also out long term. Ball , 19, was the clear front-runner to win the Rookie of the Year Award this season before he fractured his wrist , averaging 15.9 points, 6.1 assists , 5.9 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game, shooting 45.1 percent from the field and 37.5 percent from three. Perhaps he'll still win the award, though missing such a large chunk of the season could hurt his cases with voters.

The Charlotte Hornets are expected to have star rookie point guard LaMelo Ball back in the lineup for Saturday's game against the Detroit Pistons, The Athletic's Shams Charania reports. Ball has been sidelined for over a month after suffering a fractured wrist against the Los Angeles Clippers on March 20. At the time of the injury , Ball was a leading candidate for Rookie of the Year with averages of 15.9 points, 6.1 assists , and 5.9 rebounds in 41 games. His return comes at an ideal time for the Hornets , who currently hold the Eastern Conference's eighth seed with a 30-32 record .

This alternate angle from the baseline camera gives a really cool view of how Ball flung the pass.

This is just unbelievable. The vision to see Bridges running out ahead, the bravery to actually throw the pass, the touch to drop it perfectly into his teammate's stride, all of it is a perfect example of Ball's elite playmaking ability. He might still be a rookie, but there are very few players in the league who could pull this off regardless of age.

Everyone was excited about Ball's return, and we knew we were going to get some highlights sooner or later. But no one could have expected something like this.

Hornets' LaMelo Ball immediately records outrageous full court assist in return from wrist injury .
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