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Lakers guard Lonzo Ball to undergo surgery on his left knee

Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball (2) drives past Golden State Warriors forward Jordan Bell (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press)
Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball (2) drives past Golden State Warriors forward Jordan Bell (2) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. (Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated Press)

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Lakers guard Lonzo Ball is scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery Tuesday on his left knee.

The team said Friday that it will provide an update on Ball’s condition after the surgery. He has a torn meniscus.

Ball, who was chosen by the Lakers with the second overall pick in last year’s draft, averaged 10.2 points and 7.2 assists during his first NBA season. He started 50 games.

He’s expected to compete with the recently signed Rajon Rondo during training camp this fall to be Los Angeles’ starting point guard. The 32-year-old Rondo agreed to a one-year deal worth $9 million this month to suit up alongside LeBron James.

General manager Rob Pelinka said this week that Ball will be fully healthy for training camp.


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