Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball can be held out of the workforce’s NBA Summer time League championship sport in opposition to the Portland Path Blazers Monday evening due to a strained calf.
Ball had 16 factors, 10 assists and four rebounds in Sunday’s 108-98 semifinal victory over Dallas, however left the sport with 6:26 left within the third quarter because of tightness in his proper calf and didn’t return.
“It’s the primary time my calf (was) that tight so it was simply being cautious,” Ball mentioned after the sport. “I needed to get again on the market however the coaching employees took care of me and I can be with them tonight and tomorrow and hopefully I’ll be on the market tomorrow.”
In six summer time league appearances, the Lakers’ high draft alternative and former UCLA star averaged 16.three factors, 7.7 rebounds, 2.5 steals and one block per sport, whereas additionally main all gamers with 9.three assists per sport. After dropping their first two video games of pool play, the Lakers have received 5 in a row to succeed in Monday evening’s ultimate.