LaMelo Ball to be re-evaluated in four weeks

Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball brings the ball upcourt against the Washington Wizards during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Feb. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman)

Charlotte Hornets Rookie of the Year candidate LaMelo Ball will be re-evaluated in four weeks after undergoing successful wrist surgery.

Ball will be sidelined for the next month, with a slim chance to return at the end of the season.

The regular season ends May 16, and the Hornets are currently the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference.

If the Hornets are in the run for playoff contention at the end of the regular season, Ball has a chance to return to help his squad.

It typically takes eight weeks for a full fractured wrist recovery, so Ball’s status for the end of 2021 is up in the air.

LaMelo was averaging 15.9 points, 5.9 rebounds, and 6.1 assists per game across his rookie campaign.

Devonte’ Graham and Malik Monk will continue to play big minutes in Ball’s absence.


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