Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball’s injured left shoulder will be reevaluated on Tuesday while the Lakers take a day off of practice. Ball did not travel with the Lakers for their two-game road trip, a rigorous back-to-back. The Lakers lost to the Houston Rockets in double overtime on Sunday, then flew to Minneapolis and landed about 3 a.m. They played the Timberwolves on Monday night and flew back to Los Angeles that evening. Ball was replaced in both games by Tyler Ennis, a backup point guard who scored a career high 20 points against the Rockets. “Whether he’s making shots or not, the way he plays the game of basketball makes us a better team,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said of Ball after Monday’s game. “Tyler and Josh [Hart] did a great job last night but, yeah, we missed him last night too. “Zo’s someone that we believe makes big plays, makes winning plays, whether it’s a steal or throw ahead to end the run — whatever it is — he’s constantly making those throughout a game.” Although possible, it’s unlikely that Ball will be cleared to play Wednesday against the Oklahoma City Thunder. While his team was away, Ball underwent treatment.
Lonzo Ball’s injured left shoulder to be reevaluated Tuesday
Los Angeles Times | Jan 2