Hornets Sign, then Waive, LiAngelo Ball to a Non-Guaranteed Deal—Could Play for Greensboro Swarm

Lonzo Ball and LaMelo Ball have made quite the name for themselves since joining the NBA, but third brother LiAngelo Ball has begun to carve out a name for himself.

On Thursday, the Charlotte Hornets announced that they had officially signed Ball.

Ball made quite the impression during NBA Summer League with the Hornets, playing in five games and averaging 9.6 points and 2.0 rebounds per game.

The contract has now shifted Ball’s plans somewhat. The Athletic’s Shams Charania previously reported that Ball would partaking in the G League Draft, but the signing now “allows the Hornets the acquire his rights.” Ball could play for the Hornets G League affiliate, the Greensboro Swarm.

All Ball needed was an opportunity, and now he’ll have that chance.