When the injury first happened, Lonzo Ball assumed his sprained left ankle was no big deal.
But on Oct. 3, he awoke to swelling that told him otherwise.
“It got fat and that is what set me back a little bit,” Ball said.
Ball is questionable for the Lakers’ preseason finale against the Clippers on Friday. He went through practice on Thursday, doing the most extensive work he had done since suffering the injury.
“A lot of it will depend on how he feels when he wakes up,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said. “I’m sure he’s going to be sore later today. We’ll see if there’s any swelling in the morning. … He looked early on like he was favoring it a little bit and then as...