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Lonzo Ball
Position: G
Born: 10/27/97
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:190 lbs. / 86.2 kg.
Salary: $11,003,782

Lonzo Ball day-to-day with knee injury

The New Orleans Pelicans could be without their two starting guards for Wednesday night’s matchup against the Los Angeles Clippers. On Tuesday night’s injury report, the Pelicans listed Lonzo Ball as out with bilateral knee tendinopathy and Eric Bledsoe as questionable with right eye irritation. A source said the team is treating Ball’s injury as day-to-day.
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LaVar Ball: Lonzo and LaMelo won't be unlocked until all three brothers are playing together

But after the Charlotte Hornets’ 118-110 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans, LaVar was less than pleased with what had transpired. First of all, he lamented the fact that LaMelo, whom the Hornets selected as the No. 3 pick in the NBA draft in November, didn’t start for the first time Friday considering all of the hype surrounding the sibling matchup. “Tell me, have you ever seen a marquee guy, a marquee guy that you promoting in all of this ‘brothers going up against each other’ and he don’t start?” LaVar said in an exclusive interview with FOX Sports just minutes after the game. “I never seen that before in my life. That’s like telling Michael Jackson, ‘Hey man, you coming on second.’
Second of all, LaVar said neither of his sons are being used to their full potential. He said they’re stuck playing half-court basketball instead of getting to run and showcase what they can do in the open court. “As they say when you get to the NBA, the speed of the game changes,” LaVar said. “Well, my boys is the only ones who got to slow down when they get to the NBA.”
According to their father, they both should be averaging closer to 30-plus points, 15 assists and 19 rebounds a night. “Their performances, it’s not going to be up to my standard on the fact that they’re not playing the style I taught them, which is that up-and-down pace, getting that ball in and out and just playing balls out,” LaVar said. You can’t do that with these guys [their teammates]. These guys don’t have the confidence in that.”
LaVar said the only way to get the best out of his sons would be to have them play together, alongside their 22-year-old brother LiAngelo Ball, who signed a contract Thursday to play in the G League bubble. “You’re not going to unlock my boys until all three of them are on the same team and they’re just running,” LaVar said. “Nobody will be able to catch them.”
After the years of work Lonzo and LaMelo put in together and the countless numbers of hours they’ve spent communicating over the phone while LaMelo’s been across the globe preparing for his NBA arrival, they’ve developed an extremely close bond. “It’s all love. That’s my brother,” LaMelo said. “We grew up together. You know our pops has us real close. We spent every day together. Pretty much talk to each other all the time now.” However, when speaking about what Friday night will mean to them, Lonzo and LaMelo maintain the laid-back demeanor they’ve always portrayed in public.