Ball (ankle) has been upgraded to questionable ahead of Saturday's matchup with the Heat, Rod Boone of The Charlotte Observer reports.

Ball looks like he could make his season debut Saturday after being sidelined for approximately one month with a Grade 2 left ankle sprain. The Hornets have been quiet about his timetable to return, so the news that Ball may play Saturday comes as a relative surprising. Still, confirmation of his status will depend on how he feels closer to the game's 8 p.m. ET tipoff, and Ball will likely be facing a minutes restriction should he ultimately get the green light to play.

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