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Report: Lonzo Ball’s Camp Confident He’ll Be Ready For Start of Season

ESPN’s Jamal Collier offered a glimmer of hope about the point guard’s health.
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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.

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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.