After a rough and oft-clowned start to his career, Lonzo Ball was settling in as a pretty good NBA player.
Then injury struck midway through the 2021-2022 season. He missed the rest of that year and the entire 22-23 season.
Last night, the Bulls announced that they don’t expect the 25-year-old to play in 23-24.
Arutras Karnišovas on Lonzo Ball: “Going into the offseason, our expectations is that he’s not coming back next season.”
— Darnell Mayberry (@DarnellMayberry) June 23, 2023
Earlier this year, Ball underwent a third surgery on his left knee, this one cartilage transplant seen as a last-ditch effort to save his career.
It wasn’t enough to save the upcoming season.