LiAngelo Ball Signs G League Contract


Not as talented as his NBA brothers, LiAngelo Ball has signed a G League contract, and will be eligible for the league's draft on Oct. 23. 

LiAngelo played with the Charlotte Hornets' Summer League team, where he  averaged 9.6 points, and shot 34.5% from three-point range.

It wasn't enough though, as the Hornets eventually released him. 

He'll now, it appears, get a chance in the G League to prove to NBA scouts that he can hang with his more accomplished siblings.  

At 6-foot-5, LiAngelo is a good size for a point guard, but he doesn't quite have the elite passing abilities of his brothers LaMelo or Lonzo, who were each top three picks in the NBA Draft. 

Shams Charania reports that the Hornets' G League affiliate, the Greensboro Swarm, could indeed select him in the Oct. 23rd draft, keeping him in the same organization as bro LeMelo, the reigning NBA Rookie of the Year. 

After going unselected in his 2018 draft year, LiAngelo went overseas to play a season in Lithuania. He actually had signed a G League contract back in the 2019-20 season with the Oklahoma City Blue, but never got to suit up, due to the cancellation of the season after the pandemic hit. 

The 22-year-old LiAngelo tried to catch on at training camp last season with the Detroit Pistons, but didn't make the team. 

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