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LiAngelo Ball Was Reportedly Not Invited to Join Lakers' Summer League Team

23 June 2018

Maybe it was when he shot 24.3 percent from three-point range in Lithuania and left the team earlier than expected. Maybe it was when he worked out for only the Los Angeles Lakers and the Golden State Warriors in the pre-draft process.

The Lakers informed LiAngelo Ball he will not be on their summer league team Thursday night after he went undrafted at the National Basketball Association draft, reports ESPN's Ramona Shelburne. Speaking with TMZ Sports at his JBA season opener on Thursday afternoon, the older Ball doesn't look concerned whether the Lakers move his son to the Spurs or not.

According to Shelburne, the team wanted to make it a purely basketball decision, but the decision was more personal. The only problem is there's no guarantee LiAngelo will be able to find a Summer League opportunity.

Throughout the process, the Lakers told Ball this would be "a merit-based system", as one source put it, and that Ball's workout with the team could have earned him a spot if he had impressed.

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It wasn't the best plan, especially considering the Lakers have control of Lonzo for at least three more years.

Your guess at what the "LaVar effect" is probably a good one.

Could the Lakers still be interested?

"It just show you that Lavar don't have that magic ball like he thought he had". Since then, the team has had to deal with a considerate amount of drama involving the Ball family patriarch, who has publicly bashed head coach Luke Walton for the way he handled the team.

LiAngelo Ball Was Reportedly Not Invited to Join Lakers' Summer League Team