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Sport Charlotte Hornets Announce Decision On LiAngelo Ball

10:25  16 october  2021
10:25  16 october  2021 Source:   thespun.com

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a person holding a basketball: LiAngelo Ball in the NBA Summer League. © Provided by The Spun LiAngelo Ball in the NBA Summer League.

LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball enjoyed a brief reunion in Charlotte when the Hornets signed the elder brother on Thursday. But now less than 24 hours later, that family affair is over.

On Friday afternoon, Hornets president/GM Mitch Kupchak announced that the team waived LiAngelo.

While his time with the NBA squad was limited, his time with the organization may not be over just yet.

As originally reported by The Charlotte Observer on Thursday, LiAngelo was signed yesterday with the full intention of waiving him today — a move made to retain his G-League rights and clear the way for him to potentially play for the Greensboro Swarm.

LiAngelo Ball Makes Major Decision Regarding Basketball Future

  LiAngelo Ball Makes Major Decision Regarding Basketball Future LiAngelo Ball’s dream of playing in the NBA took another important step on Monday afternoon. The middle Ball brother, who played for the Charlotte Hornets in the NBA Summer League this year, has signed a contract with the G League, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. As a result, he’s eligible for the upcoming […] The post LiAngelo Ball Makes Major Decision Regarding Basketball Future appeared first on The Spun.

LiAngelo, the brother of current star point guard LaMelo, suited up for five Summer League games with the Hornets, averaging 9.6 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.6 steals in 17.4 minutes per game. Despite this better-than-expected production, he was not invited to join Charlotte’s 20-player training-camp roster.

While he may not have earned a roster spot, the 22 year old’s Summer League play put him in the good graces of head coach James Borrego.

“I’m comfortable with LiAngelo and how he played,” Borrego said. “I thought he got better during that period but we have to make certain decisions here, and I’m comfortable with where we’re at. … I can only speak for what he did on the floor in Vegas, and I thought he performed well and opened eyes and played at a higher level than I expected.”

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First round, notes from G-League Draft: Lance Stephenson, LiAngelo Ball, more .
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