Lonzo Balltenure with Chicago Bulls It hasn’t gone according to plan. Chicago took the ball to have their guard in the future and elevate their roster to championship contenders. However, persistent knee injuries have killed Chicago’s chances of challenging for a championship with their current core.
In a recent appearance on “From the Dot Podcast” by Terry Young, Ball talked about his mindset when dealing with the injury. During the interview, the 25-year-old guard also confirmed that he will be sidelined for the entire 2023-24 season as he continues his recovery.
“I just feel bad for the GMs,” Ball said. Just because I feel like they’ve built the perfect team around me. This was the most I have ever contributed to an organization. I finally got the perfect team that I felt could match my game, play my way and really just do what I wanted to do. That injury, I’m still going through it, but it messed me up early. “Because I felt like we had an opportunity and we never got to see what it was.”
Ball joined the Bulls in 2021 and played in 35 games before his season is cut short. Since then, Chicago has been waiting for their starting point guard to return to their rotation.
With Ball ruled out for a return next season, he will likely pick up the player option on his current contract. Worth $21.3 million for the 2024-25 seasontrying to prove his health before hitting unrestricted free agency in the summer of 2025.