Report: ‘Growing buzz’ Lonzo Ball will try to play next season

According to KC Johnson of NBC Sports Chicago, there is a “growing buzz” that Lonzo Ball will try to play next season. The Chicago Bulls brought Lonzo Ball on board in the summer of 2021, but after an injury in early 2022 took him out, he hasn’t been back on the court since. It’s been over two years of him being sidelined.

This year, there have been a few positive updates regarding his injury recovery process, but still no signs of him making a return. Now, it’s looking like the Bulls could potentially get him back on the court next year. The real question is, will he look like a shell of his former self?

When Ball was healthy at the start of the 2021-22 season, the Bulls were one of the most surprising teams in the league. They made the playoffs that year as the sixth seed and took a game off the Milwaukee Bucks in the first round.

Since then, Chicago has been stuck in the middle of the pack in the East. Getting Ball back should help, but he likely won’t be the same player he was pre-injury. At least, not right away.

Story originally appeared on Lonzo Wire