LiAngelo Ball Signs G League Contract To Play In Bubble
LiAngelo Ball Signs G League Contract ... To Play In Bubble
1/7/2021 8:20 AM PT
LiAngelo Ball is getting another shot at his hoops career -- the middle Ball bro has signed to play in the upcoming G League season, according to reports.
The 22-year-old hooper most recently inked a non-guaranteed contract with the Detroit Pistons on Dec. 2 ... but was waived 11 days later after failing to appear in 2 preseason games.
Now, Ball will get to show off his skills when the G League picks back up next month ... in hopes of catching NBA eyes.
The G League is expected to follow the "bubble" format in Orlando that worked so well for the NBA restart in 2020 -- players will begin their season in their respective markets next week for testing before traveling to Florida for the season.
The G League will have a different feel this year ... as teams were given the opportunity to opt-out of the upcoming campaign.
Any player belonging to a team that has opted out will be put into a draft pool to be selected by a participating squad for the season ... although it's unclear if Gelo will have to be "drafted."
Gelo has a little history with the G League -- he signed a contract with the Oklahoma City Blue in 2019 -- but the season was canceled due to COVID-19.