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Team W-L L10 STRK
15-5 6-4 W3
14-8 6-4 W1
12-9 7-3 L1
9-12 4-6 L1
5-18 2-8 L3

Top Lonzo Ball News

  • Bulls' Lonzo Ball: Positive progress in rehab

    Bulls coach Billy Donovan is "very optimistic" about Ball's recovery from knee surgery but has not given a timetable for his return, K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

    Ball has started running in water but hasn't begun basketball activities yet. It doesn't appear that Ball is ready to return anytime soon, but there is good reason to expect he won't miss the entire season. Ayo Dosunmu, Goran Dragic and Alex Caruso should continue to receive the majority of the backcourt minutes with Ball and Coby White (quadriceps) out.

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  • Bulls' Lonzo Ball: Doing well after surgery per HC

    Bulls head coach Billy Donovan said Monday that Ball (knee) is doing well following his surgery, Julia Poe of the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Ball underwent surgery last Wednesday and is still on crutches, but Donovan said the team feels optimistic about the procedure. Per Poe, Ball will need more time to recover before the medical staff can clear him to begin rehab, but the Bulls are still giving the guard a chance to return this season.

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  • Bulls' Lonzo Ball: Out at least a few months

    Ball (knee) is slated to miss at least a few months after undergoing his second procedure Wednesday, but he should return in 2022-23, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

    Ball's absence for a large chunk of the season will leave a major void on the ball to open the 2022-23 campaign, which will likely be primarily filled by the combination of Ayo Dosunmu and Goran Dragic. There's no specific date or month listed for Ball's return, but "at least a few months" would suggest around the turn of the calendar to 2023 may be the best-case scenario.

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  • Bulls' Lonzo Ball: Undergoing another procedure

    Ball (knee) is set for another procedure Wednesday after indicating that he can't run or jump yet after undergoing a knee surgery eight months ago, K.C. Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago reports. He will be re-evaluated in 6-to-8 weeks.

    The Bulls' starting point guard is slated to miss a sizable chunk to open the 2022-23 campaign. We likely won't get a more specific timetable until late October or early No,vember when his evaluation is scheduled. In the meantime, Chicago will turn to its wealth of reserve guards to fill the void. Ayo Dosunmu and Alex Caruso should see the most minutes, while Goran Dragic and Coby White should fill in behind.

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  • Bulls' Lonzo Ball: Undergoing surgery next week

    Ball will undergo surgery on his left knee on Wednesday, Sept. 28, and will be re-evaluated four-to-six weeks later, Darnell Mayberry of The Athletic reports.

    Ball had surgery on his knee in January and will undergo an arthroscopic debridement to fix any remaining issues. Ball averaged 13.0 points, 5.4 rebounds, 5.1 rebounds, 1.8 steals and 0.9 blocks in 35 games last season. He also proved to be an elite outside shooter, shooting 42.3 percent on 7.4 three-point attempts. With Ball likely to miss the beginning of the season, the Bulls will have to turn to a combination of Goran Dragic, Ayo Dosunmu, Alex Caruso and Coby White to play point guard.

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  • Bulls' Lonzo Ball: Doubtful for start of season

    Ball is expected to miss all of training camp and is doubtful (knee) for the start of the season, Jamal Collier and Ramona Shelburne of ESPN report.

    Ball is experiencing lingering pain and discomfort following meniscus surgery on his left knee in January. The Bulls were not the same team after Ball's injury last year, going sub-.500 the rest of the way. His perimeter defense, passing, and outside shooting will be missed early on in 2022-23, with the Bulls likely relying on a platoon of Goran Dragic, Ayo Dosunmu, Alex Caruso and Coby White until his return.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-6, 190 lbs
Birthplace: Anaheim, CA
Age: 25
School: UCLA
Experience: 5