CHICAGO (CBS) – Lonzo Ball from the Bulls has returned to increasing rehabilitation with the opportunity to play.
It occurs after a 10-day break due to pain in his surgically repaired knee.
But the Bulls don’t have a return schedule for Bol, and the postseason starts in less than two weeks.
The ball was trained on an elliptical Thursday in the Bulls short-wound. Bulls executive vice president of basketball Arturas Karnishovas certainly hopes to bring back one of his off-season pickups at some point.
But Ball is still not working or cutting it, and it seems head coach Billy Donavan isn’t sure Ball will be back in time to help the Bulls in the playoffs.
“He’s the driver behind a lot of it. He really wants to play. He wants to get back into the game. But obviously he’s also going to be smart in terms of how he feels and he’s going to be a realist and the doctors will put their heads together.” said Donavan. “But of course, with each passing day and time, you’re getting closer and closer to the end of the season. They’ll do their best to try to get it back.”
The Bulls were scheduled to meet the Los Angeles Clippers on Thursday night.