The Detroit Pistons will sign LiAngelo Ball to a one-year, non-guaranteed deal, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports. Ball, the middle brother between Lonzo Ball and LaMelo Ball, could make his NBA debut with the franchise.
While Ball would still need to make the Pistons’ team out of training camp, he put in work with the Oklahoma City Thunder’s G League affiliate last season. He was a practice player with that squad before the league got cancelled due to COVID-19.
Pistons general manager Troy Weaver, of course, came from the Thunder organization before he took the Detroit gig. He’s brought several former OKC players over to his new franchise since, including Jerami Grant and Justin Patton.
Ball’s non-guaranteed deal will be an exhibit 10 deal, which means that the Pistons will keep Ball’s G League rights in the event that he doesn’t make the big league team out of camp.
The middle Ball brother went undrafted but worked out with the Lakers once.