If and when might new normal guidelines be appropriate for Lonzo Ball Chicago Bulls
Ball underwent his third knee surgery in 14 months in March, and a ligament replacement procedure has cast doubt on the 25-year-old point guard’s future on the court.
Bulls Team president Arturas Karnisovas said Ball would miss the entire 2023–24 season to focus on getting his knee back to full strength, adding, “If he comes back, that would be great.
Karnisovas said, “I think he came off the crutches last month. He’s recovering, doing his rehabilitation, everything is going well.” “Going into the offseason, I think our expectation is that he will not be back next season. And he will continue his recovery.”
Ball last played a game in January 2022. He averaged 13.0 points, 5.4 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 1.8 steals in 35 starts in his first season with Chicago in 2021-22.
Bulls Carnisovas is targeting point guards and perimeter shooters in free agency to compensate for a second straight season without the ball, Carnisovas said. Bulls The “disabled player provision” may apply to the NBA to recover a portion of the salary cap space without having to fill a ball jersey or active roster spot. According to Spottrack, he is set to earn $20.5 million in 2023-24
Karnisovas said, “I hope eventually, you will see him on the basketball court.” “But I don’t think he’s going to come back next season.”
Drafted with the No. 2 overall selection by the Los Angeles Lakers in 2017, Ball has averaged 11.9 points, 6.2 assists and 5.7 rebounds in 252 games (239 starts) with the Lakers, New Orleans Pelicans and the Los Angeles Lakers. Bulls
–Field Level Media