Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball continues to make progress with his sprained left MCL, but his return remains uncertain. The No. 2 overall draft pick will miss his eighth straight game when the Lakers play the Orlando Magic on Wednesday night.
“When he gets cleared by the training staff he will play,” Lakers head coach Luke Walton said as Ball launched 3-pointers at the end of Tuesday’s practice. “If that is this trip, it will be this trip. If not, hopefully when we go back home.”
Source: Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN
Sources: Nikola Mirotic Out Two-to-Four Weeks with Left Thumb Fracture
Bucks forward Nikola Mirotic has suffered a slight fracture of his left thumb and will miss at least two-to-four weeks, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 20, 2019
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
Sources: Suns to Meet with Jimmer Fredette
The Phoenix Suns will meet with former BYU star and Sacramento Kings first-round pick Jimmer Fredette on Thursday, according to 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s John Gambadoro.
Gambadoro reports the Suns could sign Fredette through the rest of the season. The Suns currently have an open roster spot.
The 30-year-old guard is currently playing for the Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association. On Tuesday, the Sharks were eliminated from the postseason. Fredette averaged 36.9 points per game for Shanghai, the league’s top mark.