LaMelo Ball Cleared to Resume Basketball Activity After Wrist Surgery

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Hornets guard LaMelo Ball has been cleared to resume basketball activities after undergoing wrist surgery, the team announced Monday.

Ball could return to Charlotte's lineup in just over a week, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

The Hornets' rookie suffered a fractured right wrist in a loss against the Clippers on March 20. He shined in his first 41 games with Charlotte, averaging 15.9 points, 5.9 rebounds and 6.1 assists per game. The No. 3 pick in the 2020 NBA draft is currently shooting 45.1 percent from the field and 37.5 percent from three. 

Ball will return to Charlotte's lineup as the Hornets battle for a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. The Hornets enter Monday night sitting No. 8 in the East at 28–28, currently slated to face the Pacers in the play-in tournament. 

Charlotte is seeking its first playoff appearance since 2016. 

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