What has been a great summer league for Lonzo Ball could end on a down note. Ball left the Lakers semi-final matchup with the Mavericks in the third quarter with an injury.
According to ESPN, Ball was experiencing tightness in his calf, and will not return to action. No word yet on his status for the championship game if the Lakers advance as it appears they will.
Cameras caught Ball trying to get loose in the tunnel, but he appeared to be moving with a limp. Overall, it is nothing for Lakers fans to worry about as the injury does not appear serious. Ball returned to the Lakers bench, but it does put his status for Monday’s game in doubt.
It was a highly anticipated matchup with two point guards who were top ten picks. Dennis Smith Jr. has been one of the best players in summer league causing many to call him the steal of the draft. Ball and Smith Jr. battled until Ball’s calf flared up.