Hornets Coach Explains LiAngelo Ball Not Making the Roster

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After a pretty solid Summer League showing, LiAngelo Ball seem poised to make the Hornets roster. But today it was revealed he didn’t make the cut. LiAngelo was not one of the 20 on the Hornets roster. LiAngelo Ball became a Charlotte Hornets’ fan favorite during NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.

The Hornets released their 20-man training camp roster, LiAngelo Ball was noticeably absent.

Hornets head coach James Borrego talked about LiAngelo not making the squad:

“LiAngelo did a good job in summer league, I can say that,” Hornets coach James Borrego said Monday. “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.”

“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.”


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During five games in Las Vegas, LiAngelo Ball averaged 9.6 points and 2 rebounds on 37.5% shooting while playing 17.4 minutes. The middle Ball  brotehr was fifth on the team in scoring.

He was clearly a fan favorite.

Looks as if LaMelo isn’t making roster moves quite yet…


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