LiAngelo Ball has recently signed a non-guaranteed contract with the Charlotte Hornets, but he hasn’t seen much playing time in the Hornets’ preseason games. So, we now wonder, will LiAngelo make the Hornets’ final roster?
LiAngelo Ball signed a non-guaranteed contract with the Hornets on October 14, 2021, but he was waived the next day. He signed another non-guaranteed contract with the Hornets on September 26, 2022.
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Will LiAngelo make the Hornets’ final roster?
LiAngelo Ball hasn’t seen much playing time in the Hornets’ first three preseason games. In fact, LiAngelo didn’t see any playing time in the Hornets’ third game on Friday against the Boston Celtics.
LiAngelo played in the Hornets’ first two preseason games, but he didn’t see much time on the floor. In the first game, against the Celtics, LiAngelo only saw 3:55 minutes. In their second game, against the Indiana Pacers, LiAngelo played in 5:44 minutes.
So, what does this mean? Is LiAngelo’s limited minutes in the first two games, followed by his DNP by a coaching decision going to doom his hopes of making Charlotte’s final roster?
The preseason is the time when role players and young players get the chance to shine by playing larger minutes. The fact that LiAngelo has played less than nine minutes doesn’t look good for his NBA future.
LiAngelo could still make the final roster as a role player or even a practice player, but we won’t know until the start of the regular season. For LiAngelo’s sake, we hope he is on the team when the season opens, and maybe he can find a way to help the Hornets and brother LaMelo reach the playoffs.