Lonzo Ball to play vs. Dallas Mavericks, will be on minutes restriction

Dennis Smith Jr

Lonzo Ball to play vs. Dallas Mavericks, will be on minutes restriction

Ball has gone more than 40 days between games, so the Lakers will understandably ease him back into action, and coach Luke Walton said he's still deciding whether or not the rookie will immediately return to the starting five.

"Kuzma did not meet with reporters today but Ball had this to say when asked how his teammate was dealing with the report, per NBC LA, "(Kuzma)'s in the National Basketball Association now. "Lakers' next back-to-back isn't until March 13-14".

Ball does not have the most handsome scoreline and will not light teams up for 40 points like other point guards in the league.

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Ball missed the Lakers' last 15 games before NBA All-Star Weekend while recovering a sprained MCL in his left knee-an injury he suffered against the Mavs on January 23.

"That's why I think it's going to be fun".

They are both the type of point guards who need the ball in their hands, so if they are on the court at the same time, it will be important to watch who is the one running the show. Despite all of the headaches that are caused by his father, LaVar, Ball has been very productive and has had a direct impact on the Los Angeles Lakers in year one.

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