Lonzo Ball injured his knee two weeks ago, and the latest update on the Los Angeles Lakers star rookie is that he’s still not practicing.
Speaking with media Friday night, head coach Luke Walton revealed Ball has been doing some shooting and dribbling drills on the court with the coaching staff, plus lifting and treadmill work, but he’s still not able to practice with the team, per Lakers reporter Mike Trudell.
The UCLA product hasn’t played much since the turn of the new year. He sprained his shoulder before tweaking his knee, and as such he’s missed 12 games during this campaign. Ball has averaged 10.2 points, 7.1 rebounds, 7.1 assists and just under a block per game thus far as a rookie.
Ball’s injury hasn’t hampered the Lakers, however, who have rattled off four straight wins and have won eight out of their last 10 games. It also hasn’t hampered his off-field presence, which his father, LaVar Ball, continued to plug in a huge way over in Lithuania this week.