Lonzo Ball leaves Summer League game with “calf tightness,” does not return
Sunday the Lakers played their fifth Summer League game in seven days, and this was the second night of a back-to-back.
So if Lonzo Ball was cramping up and the Lakers were cautious and rested him, it’s hard to blame him or them.
Ball left in the third quarter of the Lakers semi-final win over Dallas (he had 16 points and 10 assists). He had played efficiently, but with his legs tightening up he went back to the locker room, then returned to the bench, but never re-entered the game.
Lonzo has calf tightness. He’s technically available to return. Don’t be surprised if LAL play it safe and keep him out. 78-61, 2:42 in 3rd.— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) July 17, 2017
It’s unclear if he will play in the Summer League championship game Monday, although I would be surprised if he suits up.
No early word on if Ball can play tomorrow with the calf tightness. “His health comes first,” said Buechler. We’ll see how he feels in a.m.— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) July 17, 2017
Lonzo, with ice on his calf, said he’s hopeful he’ll be able to play tomorrow, but will see what the training staff thinks in the morning.— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) July 17, 2017