The Los Angeles Lakers have missed having their starting point guard for several weeks.

Lonzo Ball will make his return to the lineup on Friday when the Lakers host the Dallas Mavericks. On Friday, head coach Luke Walton announced that Ball won't playing in back-to-back games, which means he is ruled out for Saturday's game against the Sacramento Kings.

Ball has dealt with an MCL injury that has kept him out of the lineup for the past 15 games. The former UCLA Bruin last played on Jan. 13 when he had 9 points, 7 rebounds, and 7 assists against the Mavericks ironically.