During the 2018-19 NBA season, Lonzo Ball suffered ankle Grade 3 ankle against Houston rockets on January 19 when he was playing the best basketball of his life.
While Ball's original return time was 4-6 weeks, another examination showed that he also suffered a bone bruise.
Although the Ball Lakers did not officially shut down his sophomore season, he played only 47 games, which were five less than his rookie season.
Amid Johnson's resignation, he has now been told that the Lakers prevented the ball from ankle unauthorized surgery, according to Charania Shams the Athletic:
In what could be a disaster, the Lakers wanted to prevent a guards point Lonzo Ball from undergoing possible unauthorized surgery on his left ankle which was planned by former colleague Alan Foster and with LaVar Ball knowledge. , multi-team and Athletic league sources.
If the surgery was carried out on a Ball, the Lakers could quash his contract, according to Charania:
The Lakers found out about a Member's case when Lonzo Ball called the General Manager Rob Pelinka, and the organization informed him that he would not let him and that his contract could be annulled if he went the procedure. , said sources.
When the situation could not be worse, the disconnect between Member and Lakers representatives is a cause for concern. Around this time, the name of Ball was mentioned in Anthony Davis' discussions where his camp wanted him to play elsewhere if he was traded.
And the Lakers and the main coach Luke Walton are separating in ways, it will be interesting to see what further changes they make.