Charlotte Hornets rookie star LaMelo Ball is expected to return Saturday against the Detroit Pistons after missing over one month with a fractured wrist.
Source: Shams Charania/The Athletic
ANALYSIS: Ball has not played since March 20, when he injured his wrist against the Los Angeles Clippers. The third overall pick in 2020 was averaging 15.9 points, 5.9 assists and 6.1 rebounds prior to his injury. Ball's return gives a huge boost to Charlotte as they look to finish strong in a hotly-contested postseason race.