What to expect out of Lonzo Ball's return on Friday

Tyler Owen
February 24, 2018

Playing for the first time since January 13, Ball looked fresh and had nine points, seven rebounds and six assists to go with two turnovers in 17 minutes as the Lakers snapped a three-game slide with a 124-102 rout of the Dallas Mavericks. Thomas is averaging 19.4 points and 6.6 assists in seven career games against the Kings, the team for which he played three seasons after being drafted by them in 2011.

Prior to the Mavs game, Ball had missed 15 straight games because of a knee injury. That was when Ball drew the delay of game whistle.

Guard Isaiah Thomas finished with 17 points and four assists against the Mavericks in his first home game since being acquired from Cleveland on February 8. Ball had spring to his step after the long layoff and his jumper didn't show much rust.

Ball said he didn't accept any money while playing in college.

Johnson has said that Ball is the team's starting point guard.

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We got Devean at LAX on Monday. and the 3-time National Basketball Association champ wasn't ready to close the book on the Zo-I.T. era just yet.

Numerous young Lakers had never experienced a trade deadline deal that cost them not only two of the key components to the marginal success they have had this season, but also two well-liked personalities in the locker room. They play their next two and seven of their next eight at home. From the outside looking in, watching the Lakers play, he is very good and goes at his own pace, which is a strength to have at a young age.

"We are both basketball players and know how to play with different types of guys", Thomas said.

That said, D.G. told us the Lakers should look at other free agents before paying Isaiah a dime.

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