July 17 1:42 PM PT2:42 PM MT3:42 PM CT4:42 PM ET20:42 GMT4:42 1:42 PM MST3:42 PM EST0:42 UAE (+1)22:4216:42 ET3:42 PM CTNaN:� - Ball will not play in the Las Vegas Summer League championship game. The Lakers announced Monday that Ball suffered a mild calf strain in the third quarter Sunday and will be cautious with the No. 2 overall pick in the draft. Analysis: Ball has averaged 16.3 points, 9.3 assists, 7.7 rebounds and 2.5 steals. He also posted two triple-doubles and four double-digit assist games in being named the league's Most Valuable Player.
July 10 4:39 PM PT5:39 PM MT6:39 PM CT7:39 PM ET23:39 GMT7:39 4:39 PM MST6:39 PM EST3:39 UAE (+1)01:3919:39 ET6:39 PM CTNaN:� - Ball will have to wait for another shot at De'Aaron Fox. Their summer showdown Monday was canceled. The Lakers decided to rest their prized pick because of a groin injury, sitting him out of their NBA Summer League game in Las Vegas against Sacramento and fellow rookie point guard Fox. Analysis: The No. 2 pick already knows there's no use trying to stay with the faster Fox at less than 100 percent. The Lakers said Ball, who struggled in his first game but responded with a triple-double in his second, had a sore right groin.
June 22 4:02 PM PT5:02 PM MT6:02 PM CT7:02 PM ET23:02 GMT7:02 4:02 PM MST6:02 PM EST3:02 UAE (+1)01:0219:02 ET6:02 PM CTNaN:� - The Lakers selected Ball with the second overall pick in the NBA draft Thursday night, staking a big portion of their future on the talented UCLA playmaker. Analysis: Ball receives comparisons to Jason Kidd for his offensive abilities. He led the nation with 7.7 assists per game while quarterbacking the highest-scoring offense in Division I, and he scored consistently despite an unorthodox shot.