The Charlotte Hornets announced that point guard LaMelo Ball has cleared COVID-19 protocols and will join their G-League affiliate, the Greensboro Swarm, for conditioning. If all goes well, he could be back with the team on Wednesday when the Hornets travel to San Antonio to take on the Spurs.
OFFICIAL: LaMelo Ball has been cleared from the NBA’s Health and Safety Protocols and has been assigned to the @greensboroswarm for a conditioning and rehab assignment. Ball will join Jalen McDaniels and Mason Plumlee at practice with the Greensboro Swarm today.#AllFly pic.twitter.com/Ojup89lx59— Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) December 14, 2021
Ball last played for the Hornets on Dec. 1 in a 127-125 loss on the road to the Milwaukee Bucks. He’s missed Charlotte’s past five games, and the Hornets went 2-3 in his absence.
This season, Charlotte’s been a very streaky team as its won and lost five straight games. The team is now 15-14 on the year, and it’s seeded eighth in the Eastern Conference. In-season wagers have become quite popular in recent years, so if you like the Hornets to be one of the final eight playoff teams, you can back them to do so at FanDuel Sportsbook with odds at +102. However, if you don’t like their chances, you can look to fade the Hornets at -124 odds.