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LiAngelo Ball signing G League contract, will be eligible for Oct. 23 draft, per report

CBS Sports 12 October, 2021 - 01:14am

LiAngelo Ball, brother of Lonzo and LaMelo Ball, is signing a G League contract, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. He will be eligible for the Oct. 23 G League Draft, where, according to Charania, he will be a candidate to be selected by the Greensboro Swarm, affiliate of the Charlotte Hornets. LiAngelo played for the Hornets during Summer League, and they employ his younger brother, LaMelo, who just won Rookie of the Year in Charlotte. 

LiAngelo is not as decorated a player as his two brothers, both of whom were top-three picks in the NBA Draft. LiAngelo went undrafted in 2018 and has played in Lithuania and his father LaVar Ball's now-defunct Junior Basketball Association. LiAngelo signed with the G League's Oklahoma City Blue during the 2019-20 season, but did not play before the season was abruptly canceled due to COVID-19. He signed a training camp deal with the Detroit Pistons last season, but did not make the roster.

Ball averaged 9.6 points per game for the Hornets in Summer League, but has still been unable to earn an NBA contract. The G League represents his best chance yet at making it there. It will be his best opportunity yet to prove himself as a player outside of the shadow of his more famous brothers to NBA talent evaluators. 

At 6-5, Ball is a bigger guard like his brothers. He's a strong shooter who doesn't quite have his brothers' remarkable passing instincts. He's not a remarkable athlete or defender, and he'll have to improve on both fronts if he's going to make it to the NBA, but the G League exists to help sand the sharper edges off young players' games. He is entering a developmental infrastructure, and if he improves within it, he'll get another chance to prove he belongs in the NBA. 

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LiAngelo Ball signs contract with NBA G League, eligible for G League Draft

Sporting News 12 October, 2021 - 01:14am

The deal allows Ball to become eligible for the G League Draft – set for Saturday, Oct. 23 – where he can be selected by any affiliate NBA team.

After playing for the Hornets in Summer League, LiAngelo Ball is signing a contract in the NBA G League, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Ball will enter the Oct. 23 Draft, where he could be candidate for Charlotte’s Greensboro affiliate.

Ball's contract with the NBA G League comes on the heels of a decent showing at the 2021 Las Vegas Summer League, where he averaged 9.6 points over five games while shooting 34.5 percent from 3.

He scored double figures in each of his first two games, including a 16-point debut while going 5-for-8 from long range against the Portland Trail Blazers.

LiAngelo's most recent realistic opportunity to reach the NBA came last offseason, where he signed an Exhibit 10 contract to join the Detroit Pistons' training camp roster. After he didn't appear in any of the Pistons' preseason games, the middle Ball brother was released just two weeks after he inked his deal.

The 6-foot-5, 230-pound forward will look to join his older brother Lonzo and younger brother LaMelo in the NBA, taking a different path by way of the NBA's development league for the first time in his career.

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LiAngelo Ball Makes Major Decision Regarding Basketball Future

The Spun 12 October, 2021 - 01:14am

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LiAngelo Ball’s dream of playing in the NBA took another important step on Monday afternoon.

The middle Ball brother, who played for the Charlotte Hornets in the NBA Summer League this year, has signed a contract with the G League, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

As a result, he’s eligible for the upcoming G League draft on October 23. Charania reports that Ball could be a candidate to play for the Hornets’ Greensboro affiliate.

In five Summer League games, Ball averaged 9.6 points in 17.4 minutes per appearance. He even hit a viral buzzer-beater against the San Antonio Spurs.

After playing for the Hornets in Summer League, LiAngelo Ball is signing a contract in the NBA G League, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Ball will enter the Oct. 23 Draft, where he could be candidate for Charlotte’s Greensboro affiliate.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 11, 2021

LiAngelo Ball, who turns 23 in November, briefly spent time with the Oklahoma City Blue of the NBA G League in March 2020. However, he did not appear in a game after COVID-19 halted the season.

Ball was in training camp with the Detroit Pistons in 2020 but was waived without appearing in a preseason game. Prior to that, he played overseas and with the Los Angeles Ballers of the Junior Basketball Association following a short stint at UCLA.

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LiAngelo Ball to sign G League contract, enter October draft

The Athletic 12 October, 2021 - 01:14am

LiAngelo Ball will sign a contract with the G League and enter its Oct. 23 draft, sources told The Athletic on Monday.

After playing for the Hornets in the NBA Summer League, Ball could be a candidate for Charlotte's Greensboro affiliate. Ball averaged 9.6 points in 17.4 minutes per game in five Summer League appearances.

Ball's older brother, Lonzo, has played for the Lakers and Pelicans and was traded this offseason to the Bulls. His younger brother, LaMelo, was drafted No. 3 by the Hornets in 2020 and won 2020-21 NBA Rookie of the Year honors.

The latest talk on trade talk and potential moves from NBA Insider Shams Charania.

The latest talk on trade talk and potential moves from NBA Insider Shams Charania.

LiAngelo Ball Signs New G-League Contract: Details

HotNewHipHop 12 October, 2021 - 01:14am

Since Summer League, Ball has been weighing his options, and now, it appears as though he has found what he wants to do. According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Ball is now signing a deal with the G-League, where he will enter their draft on October 23rd.

The thought is that the Hornets' G-League affiliate in Greensboro will probably pick him up, although there is no guarantee that it will happen. However, Ball is certainly a G-League caliber player, and it would be great to see him compete at a professional level that is just one notch below the NBA. If he makes the most of this opportunity, he could very well find himself called up in no time.

Ball has a lot of fanfare surrounding him, so it should be interesting to see how this all goes down. With that in mind, stay tuned to HNHH for all of the latest updates.

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A month before Summer League, before he had a contract to play in Las Vegas, he was at the Hornets’ facility working out. Charlotte — not so coincidentally where his younger brother LaMelo Ball stars — gave LiAngelo a chance and Summer League, and he was solid. The middle Ball child came off the bench and averaged 10.5 points a game while shooting 41.7% from 3 in Vegas, had a 16-point game in his Summer League debut, and more importantly, he played hard, defending with energy and moving well off the ball on offense.

LiAngelo Ball earned his chance and will head to the G-League this season, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic.

After playing for the Hornets in Summer League, LiAngelo Ball is signing a contract in the NBA G League, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Ball will enter the Oct. 23 Draft, where he could be candidate for Charlotte’s Greensboro affiliate.

— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) October 11, 2021

Charlotte may have their eye on him, but any team can snap him up.

It’s harder to make the NBA out of the G-League now, just because with two-way contracts plus young guys from the 15-man roster being down to get some run, both minutes and touches can be harder to come by. But, it’s a place to both showcase your game and develop it — and teams will see the players who stand out.

We’ll see what he does with it, but LiAngelo Ball is getting his shot.

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