NBA coaching camp begins later this month (Sept 28), and LiAngelo Ball nonetheless stays a free agent.
Ball is 22 years outdated and went undrafted within the 2018 NBA Draft.
This summer time, he performed for the Charlotte Hornets in NBA Summer time League and performed properly.
Ball averaged 9.6 factors, 2.0 rebounds and 1.6 steals per sport in simply 17.4 minutes per sport.
Some highlights from his time in Las Vegas, Nevada, could be seen in Tweets beneath.
Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium reported on September 5 that Ball “probably indicators an Exhibit 10”.
The video from Stadium of Charania’s reporting speaking about Ball could be seen in a Tweet that’s embedded beneath from Stadium.
Ball continues to be a free agent, and whereas there has not been any reported curiosity from these groups, I consider these three franchises are making a mistake not bringing him into coaching camp.
The Indiana Pacers, New York Knicks or Brooklyn Nets ought to be giving him a chance in coaching camp.
An Exhibit 10 contract is a no-risk transfer for any workforce within the NBA to get an opportunity to guage a participant of their constructing.
Why these three groups?
For starters, the Pacers proper now are a workforce that has good gamers, however does probably not have any relevance across the NBA.
Ball would immediately put them on the map with the informal fan, and he might really assist them.
He made two photographs from three-point vary per sport in Summer time League, and he is an efficient defender.
The Pacers have been depressing on protection final season.
If he didn’t work out in camp, they may waive him and put him within the G-League, however it’s value a shot.
Low threat, high-reward.
The Nets are one other workforce that’s making a mistake as a result of they’re anticipated to compete for a championship, however with such a high-priced roster, they should discover hidden gems on minimal or two-way contracts.
Ball could be excellent for that if he earned his spot in coaching camp and the pre-season.
He can shoot three-pointers and he can defend.
These are the 2 issues that championship-caliber groups want off the bench for affordable.
Lastly, the Knicks are a younger playoff workforce that’s on the rise.
They made the NBA Playoffs final season for the primary time in almost a decade and are nonetheless a younger workforce with gamers like Immanuel Quickley, Julius Randle and R.J. Barrett.
Ball might match right into a younger workforce that’s attempting to develop whereas additionally being aggressive.
To not point out Madison Sq. Backyard would love him.