Hornets’ James Borrego Talks Decision Not To Invite LiAngelo Ball To Camp

Guard/forward LiAngelo Ball was considered a fan favorite with the Hornets’ summer league team, but did not receive an invite to training camp.LiAngelo Ball

Ball is the younger brother of Bulls point guard Lonzo Ball and the older brother of LaMelo Ball.

“LiAngelo did a good job in summer league, I can say that,” Hornets coach James Borrego told reporters. “As a basketball coach, I think he did a heck of a job in the time we had him there. What happens now in the future with LiAngelo, I don’t have that answer; I’ll leave that to (general manager) Mitch (Kupchak) to discuss and describe as we go. I like our roster. We have a full 20-man roster ready to go.”

LiAngelo Ball averaged 9.6 points and 2.0 rebounds in five games with the Hornets at the Las Vegas Summer League.

He attended training camp with the Pistons in 2020, but waived before the start of the season.

“I’m comfortable with LiAngelo and how he played,” Borrego said. “I thought he got better during that period but we have to make certain decisions here, and I’m comfortable with where we’re at. I think that’s more of a question for Mitch to answer.

“I can only speak for what he did on the floor in Vegas, and I thought he performed well and opened eyes and played at a higher level than I expected.”

Charlotte tips off training camp Tuesday.

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