Charlotte’s LaMelo Ball breaks ankle, done for the season

Charlotte’s LaMelo Ball breaks ankle, done for the season

Charlotte star guard LaMelo Ball broke his right ankle in the third quarter of last night’s home win over the Detroit Pistons, the team announced after the game.

The 21-year-old Ball has sprained his left ankle three times this year, limiting him to 36 games. He’s been outstanding when healthy, though, averaging career-highs in both scoring (23.3 points per game) and assists (8.4 APG). The third-year point guard is also averaging 6.4 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game.

In only 21 minutes last night, Ball buried 6-of-7 launches from 3-point land and finished with 18 points, six rebounds and five assists.

Charlotte (20-43 straight up, 28-32-3 against the spread) won its fifth straight game both SU and ATS with last night’s 117-106 win over Detroit as a seven-point home favorite. However, the Hornets are in 14th place in the Eastern Conference, 9.5 games back of Washington for the final spot in the play-in tournament.

Therefore, Charlotte isn’t going to rush Ball back and it’s more than fair to assume he’s done for the season.

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