Also, as relayed by Rod Boone of the Charlotte Observer, Ball has been upgraded to questionable and will return “barring an unforeseen snag” during pregame warmups.
So far, Ball has appeared in just three games because of a left ankle sprain. He missed the first month of the season with the injury, then re-injured it during a game when he stepped on the foot of a courtside fan.
More specifically, Ball was out for the season’s first three games, returned for two-and-a-half, then missed the previous 11.
With Ball back in the lineup, Hornets coach Steve Clifford will be able to move Terry Rozier back to his shooting guard spot, as Boone relayed. Rozier has been handling point guard duties in Ball’s absence.
And man, the Hornets could really use Ball. While it’s still early, they currently sit at a majorly disappointing 7-20 and in 14th place in the Eastern Conference.