Sport Lakers' Lonzo Ball to miss Summer League finale with calf strain

00:46  18 july  2017
00:46  18 july  2017 Source:

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INJURY UPDATE: Lonzo Ball will NOT play tonight due to a mild calf strain in his right leg. Additionally, Kyle Kuzma, who is the leading Summer League scorer for the Lakers will need to have a good game for the Lakers to come out on top.

Ball missed the Lakers ’ game against the Sacramento Kings due to a nagging groin strain , but now it’s his calf that’s bothering him for the first time. Lonzo noted his calf was still tight following the win, but hopes he’ll be able to help lead the Lakers in the final game of summer league .

The Lakers will be without Lonzo Ball as they close their Summer League play.

The Los Angeles rookie sensation will miss Monday's championship game against the Trail Blazers in Las Vegas with a mild calf strain in his right leg, the team announced.

Ball initially suffered the injury in the Lakers' Summer League Tournament semifinal win over the Mavericks on Sunday, which was the team's fifth game in six nights. He left during the third quarter and did not return to the court.

Lonzo Ball © (Getty Images) Lonzo Ball

The team was optimistic Ball would be able to play in Monday's finale, but were also expected to proceed with caution.

Ball, 19, leads the Summer League in assists (9.3) and ranks third in steals (2.5). The former UCLA standout and No. 2 overall pick in this year's draft is also averaging 16.3 points and 7.7 rebounds per game.

Lonzo Ball's Summer League passing highlight reel will make any Lakers fan swoon .
Watch every pass Lonzo Ball made that gave his team an advantage, thanks to Laker Film Room.In the minds of many, the Lakers rookie point guard and son of Big Baller Brand head honcho LaVar is destined to become the next Magic Johnson or at least Jason Kidd — or the biggest bust since Greg Oden. There's simply no gray area.


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