While speculation about Lonzo Ball’s health has run amok, the Chicago Bulls' point guard’s camp is confident he’ll be ready for the start of the 2022-2023 NBA season.
The update came from former Chicago Tribune Bulls' reporter and current ESPN NBA reporter Jamal Collier.
Ball, who, coincidentally, came to the Chicago Bulls in a sign-and-trade deal a year ago Monday, underwent surgery to repair a meniscus tear in his left knee in January. But fits and starts during his recovery forced him to miss all but 35 games last season.
Reports that Lonzo Ball’s progress was continuing to go slower than planned this offseason, coupled with the additions of Goran Dragic and 18th-overall pick Dalen Terry, cast a shadow of doubt over the 24-year-old’s immediate future.
This news, while short on guarantees, is at least cause for optimism.