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Lonzo Ball | Guard | #2

Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Age / DOB:  (20) / 10/27/1997
Ht / Wt:  6'6' / 190
College: UCLA
Drafted: 2017 / Rd. 1 (2) / LAK
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Magic Johnson said that Lonzo Ball and Kyle Kuzma will not play in the Las Vegas Summer League.
This is disappointing news for fans of Summer League action, as we won't get to watch two of 2017-18's exciting rookies this July. It's also somewhat surprising considering that Ball said he would play if asked, and that he could use plenty of reps to improve his shooting. Lonzo did say that he didn't plan on making any changes to his jumper during the offseason. Apr 13 - 2:03 PM

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If the Lakers want him to, Lonzo Ball said he'll play in summer league.

Ball also said he's not planning to change his shot and he'll continue to get reps up. He added he'll try to get stronger and work on scoring as a whole. After a stat-stuffing month before he got hurt, Ball could become a top-30 pick in standard leagues.
Apr 12 - 7:19 PM

Lonzo Ball (left knee contusion) is out for Wednesday against the Clippers, per the game notes.

He did do some shooting drills on Saturday, but the Lakers sound like they'll be holding him out. We'll save most of the offseason talk for another day regarding Lonzo, who is a heavy favorite to start on a better roster. With him out, that should get Alex Caruso and Tyler Ennis minutes at the point.
Source: NBA.com
Apr 11 - 4:58 PM

Lonzo Ball (knee) and Kyle Kuzma (ankle) will not suit up for Tuesday's game against the Rockets.

It's the first game of a back-to-back set, so it's not surprising to see both these guys on the sidelines, but there's also a chance they'll sit out Wednesday's regular-season finale as well. Alex Caruso and Josh Hart will continue to start with both these guys out, with Tyler Ennis seeing some extended run with the second unit.

Lonzo Ball (left knee contusion) is questionable for Tuesday's game vs. the Rockets.

The Lakers have two games left and it's a back-to-back set, so the goal might be for Ball to play in one of them. All we have to work with is a questionable tag and it's not clear if Ball was able to practice on Monday. If he continues to sit, Tyler Ennis and Alex Caruso will continue to soak up the PG minutes.
Apr 9 - 5:56 PM

Lonzo Ball (left knee contusion) will not play on Sunday vs. the Jazz.

Ball has just two chances to return this season on Tuesday vs. the Rockets or Wednesday vs. the Clippers, but it's a safe bet that he'll sit out at least one of those. He was able to go through some drills on Saturday, so it will be interesting to see if he returns to full practice on Monday. Alex Caruso and Tyler Ennis will hold down the fort once again.
Apr 8 - 4:21 PM

Lonzo Ball (left knee contusion) was able to go through some drills on Saturday.

This explains why the Lakers upgraded him to questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Jazz. The Lakers will see how Ball is feeling before making the call, but it's unclear if they will make it during shootaround or warmups. If Ball is able to play, Alex Caruso and Tyler Ennis will lose their streaming appeal.
Apr 8 - 10:29 AM

Lonzo Ball (left knee contusion) and Kyle Kuzma (sprained left ankle) are both considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Jazz.

That's great news on Ball, and perhaps he has been going through some work with the team. The Lakers will want him 100 percent, so he'll have to jump through some hoops to play on Sunday night.
Apr 7 - 6:13 PM

Lonzo Ball (knee) will not play on Friday against the Wolves.

Coach Luke Walton said on Thursday that Ball was not likely to play at practice earlier today, so this isn't much of an update. Alex Caruso is playing in a G League game today, so that could set up Tyler Ennis even more for Friday.
Apr 5 - 9:01 PM

Lonzo Ball (knee) and Brandon Ingram (concussion) are not expected to play against the Wolves on Friday.

The Lakers have been conservative with Ball all year and he'll have to be 100 percent to suit up for a game. He only has a knee contusion, but there's no reason to put him on the court with two left knee injuries in 2018. Tyler Ennis has really played well lately and is worth a look in DFS or as a streaming option.
Apr 5 - 3:15 PM

Lonzo Ball (knee) is listed as out for Wednesday against the Spurs.

The Lakers want him to be 100 percent and not have any soreness before putting him back out there. With Ball out, Alex Caruso should get another start while Josh Hart gets heavy minutes.
Source: NBA.com
Apr 4 - 5:50 PM

Lonzo Ball (left knee) has been ruled out of Tuesday's game vs. the Jazz and is unlikely to play Wednesday vs. the Spurs.

Coach Luke Walton said that Ball's knee is still bothering him and that "with so few games left in the season, he won’t play until it doesn’t hurt." The Lakers will continue to err on the side of caution with their prized rookie point guard. After Wednesday, L.A. will have just four games left this season. It's possible we've seen the last of Ball in 2017-18. Alex Caruso and Josh Hart will continue to split minutes at PG.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: Alex Caruso is still with the team and will more than likely draw the start at point guard once again after logging at least 29 minutes in each of the last two games, though he's yet to flash much fantasy upside on either occasion. With Brandon Ingram still sidelined, Kyle Kuzma should continue to start at small forward, and he's logged 39 minutes or more in all but one of the last six games, raising his floor and ceiling on a nightly basis.
Apr 3 - 12:54 PM

Lonzo Ball (left knee) is being listed as doubtful for Tuesday's game in Utah.

He did travel with the team, which is a positive, but it sounds like he's headed for his third straight stint on the sidelines. If he sits, Alex Caruso could be looking at another start and there will be plenty of minutes available for Josh Hart. The Lakers have four games this week, so owners might want to hang on until Wednesday before deciding if it's worth cutting him.
Apr 2 - 6:16 PM

Lonzo Ball (knee) is out for Sunday's game against the visiting Kings.

Ball was previously listed as doubtful. Alex Caruso sticks around with the big club and avoids a trip down to the G League for now. Josh Hart will be the biggest beneficiary, however, as he will likely see all the minutes he can handle. He said he was exhausted after playing 35 minutes Friday against the Bucks in his return from a fractured left hand, but hopefully he did some cardio since then. He is in for another night of heavy lifting.
Apr 1 - 7:59 PM

Lonzo Ball (knee) is doubtful for Sunday night against the Kings.

This is the expected news on Ball after the Lakers decided to keep Alex Caruso with the big club and not send him to the G League. According to the Lakers broadcast last night, the Lakers will be conservative on Lonzo, and he won't be playing until he's not feeling any soreness. Josh Hart needs to be added everywhere while a Caruso double-double with dimes isn't an outlandish prediction, especially with Brandon Ingram out.
Mar 31 - 6:39 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Lonzo Ball
2Isaiah Thomas
3Tyler Ennis
4Gary Payton II
5Andre Ingram
SG1Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
2Josh Hart
3Alex Caruso
SF1Brandon Ingram
2Luol Deng
PF1Julius Randle
2Kyle Kuzma
3Travis Wear
C1Brook Lopez
2Channing Frye
3Ivica Zubac
4Thomas Bryant