NBA rumors: No. 3 NBA Draft pick LaMelo Ball’s brother LiAngelo Ball joins the Detroit Pistons
NBA trade: After working his way to a G League roster spot last season, LiAngelo Ball will have another chance at making the…
NBA trade: After working his way to a G League roster spot last season, LiAngelo Ball will have another chance at making the NBA. Per Shams Charania of The Athletic, LiAngelo Ball will sign a one-year, non-guaranteed deal with the Detroit Pistons. The deal will be an Exhibit 10 deal, Charania later clarified.
He gets a minimum, non-guaranteed contract that comes with a financial incentive if the player signs with the franchise’s G League team.
That bonus can be anywhere between $5,000 to $50,000 and is paid out to the player after he spends 60 days with the G League team.
Last season, Ball earned a spot on the OKC Blue G League team as a practice player before eventually working his way to a G League contract. Unfortunately, Ball’s first game with the OKC Blue coincided with the final day of the NBA and G League’s season before the season came to a halt.
LiAngelo Ball, the brother of Pelicans guard Lonzo Ball (No. 2 overall pick in 2017) and Hornets No. 3 pick LaMelo Ball, is signing an Exhibit 10 deal, sources said. The Ball brothers are now all signed to NBA contracts. https://t.co/o0daB2O2z2
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) December 2, 2020
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How good is LiAngelo Ball?
The 19-year-old was in the NBL Australia and played for Illawarra, with his brother. He made 75 of 200 field goals attempted in 12 games.
The G League season, unlike the NBA, did not restart last year. The current plan for the 2020-21 G League season remains up in the air and may include a bubble-like format at some point during the year.
For this season, the Pistons will have the Grand Rapids Drive as the team’s G League affiliate. Presently, the Pistons do have an open two-way contract slot available should Ball impress in training camp.