Ball (knee) is out for Thursday's game against the Kings, Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times reports.
There was some optimism that Ball might be able to play limited minutes Thursday, but that idea was short-lived. Instead, he will be re-evaluated with his next chance to take the court arriving Saturday against the Clippers.
Ball (knee) has been ruled out for Tuesday's preseason game against the Nuggets, Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN reports.
Ball continues to progress in his recovery and was able to go through four-on-four scrimmaging during Monday's practice without issue. However, the Lakers are no hurry to rush Ball back, so he'll miss a second straight exhibition Tuesday. At this point, it's unclear when Ball will be given the go ahead to take the court, but his next two opportunities will come Thursday against Sacramento and Saturday against the Clippers. Look for Rajon Rondo to remain the starting point guard for the foreseeable future.
Ball is completely healthy and apparently has looked really good in practice, but the Lakers are going to continue to ease him into action after dealing with a knee injury since the end of last season. It wouldn't be surprising if Ball missed at least another game or two following Sunday's contest, but his next shot to make his preseason debut will come on Tuesday against the Nuggets. Ball is in no danger of missing any regular season action at this point in time.
Ball (knee), as expected, is being held out of contact drills to begin training camp, Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN.com reports.
Though Ball is medically cleared, the coaching staff will play it conservatively with the young point guard, especially when Rajon Rondo is available. According to coach Luke Walton, Ball is still a few steps away from five-on-five scrimmaging, but there's no indication he will be unavailable for the preseason. He will also come off the bench to begin the campaign.
This isn't exactly breaking news, as Ball was technically cleared by the team's medical staff last week, but he reiterated Monday that his knee feels great with training camp set to open. All indications are that Ball will need to work his way back to full-court, 5-on-5, but he should have no trouble being ready to go for opening night on October 18 in Portland.
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