Lonzo Ball has reportedly felt some discomfort in his knee while he attempted to ramp up his knee rehab, per Coach Billy Donovan.
There is still a final decision to be made, but there’s less and less optimism that Lonzo Ball will return this season, sources tell ESPN. As Billy Donovan said, there’s a conversation among the Bulls and Ball’s reps in the coming days. https://t.co/24soc5gDpd
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) April 5, 2022
According to NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, the setback has left the Bulls feeling “less and less optimism” for a Ball return during the regular season and maybe even the playoffs. A final decision has yet to be made per Woj, but a decision will reportedly be made by the Bulls and Balls reps soon.
Ball averaged 13.0 points, 5.4 rebounds, 5.1 assists, and 1.8 steals per game before injuring his knee. The Bulls (45-33) play the Bucks (48-30) on Tuesday and will not only be playing without Ball but Zach LaVine as well, who will miss the game with his own knee injury.