LiAngelo Ball update: Which G League team is LaMelo’s elder Ball brother playing for and how is he faring there

2021 NBA G League Winter Showcase - Day Four
LiAngelo Ball, Greensboro Swarm

While Lonzo and LaMelo Ball have managed to find their footing in the NBA, the same cannot be said for LiAngelo Ball. He's had a few chances at making a roster, but continues to fall just short.

As LiAngelo Ball tries to impress a franchise enough to give him a chance, he's been in the G League to hone his skills. Over the past two years, he's been a member of the Greensboro Swarm, the affiliate of the Charlotte Hornets.

Last season, Liangelo Ball appeared in eight games for the Swarm. In that stretch, he averaged 9.1 points while shooting an incredible 53.6% from beyond the arc. So far this year, he is averaging 6.3 ppg and shooting 34.8% from 3-point range.

When did LiAngelo Ball get a chance to make an NBA roster?

LiAngelo Ball's NBA journey started in 2020, when he signed an Exhibit 10 deal with the Detroit Pistons. After just two weeks with the team, he was then waived.

From there, he's been part of the Charlotte Hornets. Whether it's to keep LaMelo Ball happy or not, the organization has given the third Ball brother two opportunities to make the roster.

The most recent chance came this year, when LiAngelo signed a deal during training camp to be on the preseason roster. However, his play was underwhelming. In three games, he averaged 1.0 ppg and shot 0.0% from deep. LiAngelo was then waived on Oct. 15 and rejoined the Swarm in the G League.

Will LiAngelo Ball ever earn an NBA contract?

Before Lonzo Ball was drafted second overall by the LA Lakers in 2017, Lavar Ball proclaimed that all three of his sons would make the NBA. While there is still time, it appears his bold take might fall one short.

At age 24, LiAngleo is still a few years away from what is considered his prime. That being said, the door remains open that he could still get his shot in the league.

For LiAngelo to have a shot at making an NBA roster, he has to become a reliable 3-point shooter. It is the best area of his game, but is still inconsistent. In today's game, teams will always make room on their roster for outside shooting.

One thing that LiAngelo has in his favor is that he appears to have a yearly chance at making a roster. The Hornets continue to give him chances. All he has to do is catch fire at the right time, and it could result in him finally breaking through.

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