LiAngelo Ball says Nets, Thunder, Heat expressed interest in adding him to 2019 Summer League roster
While Lonzo Ball is starting to have a stable NBA career and LaMelo Ball is projected to become one of the top prospects in next year’s NBA Draft, LiAngelo Ball hasn’t been making any significant progress in his professional basketball career.
However, things could have been different for the swingman.
In a recent episode of “Ball in the Family,” LiAngelo revealed that he received interests from the Brooklyn Nets, Oklahoma City Thunder and Miami Heat for a possible Summer League stint. Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to commit to any of them as he had to undergo surgery to repair some ligaments in his ankle last June.
It is unclear if LiAngelo would’ve done enough to convince NBA scouts that he belongs to the league, but the fact that there were several teams interested in him is an indication that he might still have a chance. After all, he’s just 20 years old and can still improve if given the right amount of focus by any NBA team.
LaVar Ball has done everything he can to tell people that LiAngelo is a great player. Unlike his two siblings, though, he hasn’t shown that on the court. Up to this point, he is known as the least talented among the Ball brothers. Unless he can do something to change that narrative, it will be difficult for him to make it to the NBA.