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Eastern Southeast Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
32-25 8-2 W4
32-26 7-3 L1
25-32 5-5 W1
15-42 5-5 W1
9-48 0-10 L11

2023 Stats

STATS MPG
Minutes Per Game
PPG
Points Per Game
FG%
Field Goal Percentage
RPG
Rebounds Per Game
APG
Assists Per Game
Regular Season 32.3 23.9 43.3 5.1 8.0

Top LaMelo Ball News

  • Hornets' LaMelo Ball: Won't play Tuesday

    Ball (ankle) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Bucks.

    Despite returning to practice last week, Ball will miss a 15th straight game. The Hornets aren't a contender this season, so they'll presumably take a cautious approach with their star point guard. Ball's next chance to suit up will come Thursday in a rematch against the Bucks in Charlotte, while Tre Mann should continue to start at point guard in Ball's absence.

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  • Hornets' LaMelo Ball: Remains out Sunday

    Ball (ankle) won't play Sunday against Portland.

    Ball returned to practice Wednesday, but he'll end up missing his 14th game in a row Sunday. Considering the Hornets' status as a non-contender in addition to Ball's history of ankle issues, the franchise may be inclined to take a cautious approach with easing him back into game action. Ball should be considered questionable -- at best -- for Tuesday's game against the Bucks.

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  • Hornets' LaMelo Ball: Remains out Friday

    Ball (ankle) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Warriors.

    Ball returned to practice Wednesday, but it's still unclear when he'll be able to suit up again. He'll miss a 13th straight game Friday, and his next chance to suit up will come Sunday in Portland. While Ball remains sidelined, Tre Mann should continue to play a significant role for the Hornets.

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  • Hornets' LaMelo Ball: Returns to practice, still out

    Ball (ankle) participated in Wednesday's practice and is progressing in his recovery but won't play in Thursday's game versus the Jazz, Roderick Boone of The Charlotte Observer reports.

    Ball will miss his 12th straight game Thursday due to a right ankle injury. However, the star guard's return to practice and participation in on-court activities is a good sign that he will retake the floor soon. Ball's next chance to suit up is Friday's matchup with Golden State.

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  • Hornets' LaMelo Ball: Out through All-Star break

    Ball (ankle) won't play in Wednesday's game versus the Hawks.

    Ball's absence streak will extend to 11 games Wednesday due to right ankle tendinopathy. The 22-year-old guard will have extra time to recover, as Charlotte's next contest doesn't come until after the All-Star break on Feb. 22 against Utah.

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  • Hornets' LaMelo Ball: Won't play Monday

    Ball (ankle) is out for Monday's game against Indiana.

    Ball hasn't played since Jan. 26 due to right ankle tendinitis. Charlotte will likely continue being extremely cautious with Ball's health, and though he continues to be evaluated on a game-by-game basis, he's not expected to return to action Wednesday versus the Hawks in the Hornets' final game before the All-Star break.

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  • Hornets' LaMelo Ball: Still out

    Ball (ankle) won't play in Saturday's game versus the Grizzlies.

    Ball will miss his ninth straight game Friday while dealing with right ankle tendinopathy. Ball's next chance to suit up is Monday's matchup with Indiana.

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  • Hornets' LaMelo Ball: Another absence coming

    Ball (ankle) is out for Friday's game versus the Bucks.

    Ball's absence streak will extend to eight games Friday due to right ankle tendinopathy. The Hornets have provided little clarity with regard to where Ball stands in his recovery from the injury, so he'll presumably remain sidelined for Saturday's game against the Grizzlies.

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  • Hornets' LaMelo Ball: Will remain out Wednesday

    Ball (ankle) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Raptors.

    Per Nick Carboni of WCNC Charlotte, coach Steve Clifford said Monday Ball is still experiencing "a lot of pain" in his right ankle and "doesn't feel comfortable," so it's not surprising to see him ruled out for a seventh straight game. The Hornets continue to update the point guard's status game-by-game, but he may be sidelined through the All-Star break given Carboni's report.

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  • Hornets' LaMelo Ball: Won't play Monday

    Ball (ankle) has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Lakers.

    Ball will miss a sixth straight game and doesn't have a timeline for a return, with head coach telling Nick Carboni of WCNC Charlotte prior to Wednesday's contest that the point guard "doesn't feel comfortable" and "has a lot of pain" in his right ankle. Ball is content taking his time recovering from the injury so that he can play at an All-Star level when he's back on the court, per Roderick Boone of The Charlotte Observer. The Hornets are continuing to evaluate Ball's status on a game-by-game basis, but based on Clifford's comments, the 22-year-old can be viewed as doubtful to play Wednesday versus the Raptors.

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  • Hornets' LaMelo Ball: Won't go vs. Pacers

    Ball (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against Indiana, Roderick Boone of The Charlotte Observer reports.

    Ball remains without a firm timetable for a return and is set to miss his fifth consecutive matchup while dealing with a right ankle injury. His next opportunity to suit up will arrive Monday against the Lakers.

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  • Hornets' LaMelo Ball: Remains out Friday

    Ball (ankle) has been ruled out for Friday's game against the Thunder.

    As expected, Ball has been downgraded from doubtful to out and will miss a fourth straight game. There's no timetable for Ball's return, but he's content taking his time so he can play at an All-Star level when he's back on the court, Roderick Boone of The Charlotte Observer reports.

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  • Hornets' LaMelo Ball: Doubtful for Friday

    Ball (ankle) is doubtful for Friday's matchup with the Thunder.

    It appears Ball is on track to sit out his fourth straight game, which means we'll continue to see Miles Bridges and Cody Martin help facilitate the offense with Brandon Miller getting an uptick in usage. Ball's fantasy managers can expect to get official word on his status closer to Friday's tipoff.

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  • Hornets' LaMelo Ball: Downgraded to out

    Ball (ankle) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Bulls.

    As expected, Ball has been downgraded from doubtful to out and will miss a third straight game due to right ankle soreness. The Hornets are expected to be cautious with their superstar point guard given their place in the standings, and Ball, who's dealt with chronic ankle issues early in his NBA career, is content on taking his time so he can play at an All-Star level when he's back on the court, per Roderick Boone of The Charlotte Observer.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-7, 180 lbs
Birthplace: Chino Hills, CA
Age: 22
Experience: 3