Ball suffered an ankle injury on Monday against the
“Well, he tried to do some stuff in practice yesterday and he couldn’t,” Lakers coach
Walton said it is possible Ball could miss the rest of the preseason. He also did not rule out that Ball could miss the first game of the regular season.
"I assume he will be back by then," Walton said. "If he's not ready to play basketball and really cut and move and do everything that you need that ankle you need it to do for you, we are not going to play him."
The Lakers face the
When Ball missed the Summer League game against Sacramento, Fox tweeted an emoji of a person slapping his forehead with his palm. The Lakers considered Fox out of Kentucky for the second overall pick, before selecting Ball.
The two have a rivalry that goes back to last year's college basketball season. Kentucky played UCLA during the regular season and lost, but when they met in the Sweet 16, Fox had 39 points and helped Kentucky to a win.