Charlotte Hornets LaMelo Ball likely to miss remainder season with fractured wrist

Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball is expected to miss the rest of the season due to a fractured right wrist,. Ball injured his wrist in Saturday’s loss to the Clippers. He did not return to the game.

After being selected with the No. 3 pick in the 2020 NBA draft, Ball is averaging 15.9 points and 6.1 assists per game in 2020-21, shooting 37.5 from three in the process. 

The Hornets entered Monday night sitting No. 7 in the Eastern Conference at 20–21. They are seeking their first postseason berth since 2016.

LaMelo Ball suffers right wrist fracture