The Bulls are having a fantastic season, but they could soon face a temporary setback. Via the ESPN.com:
Chicago Bulls guard Lonzo Ball may need arthroscopic surgery on his left knee for a meniscus tear, and a decision on the procedure is expected to come this week, sources told ESPN on Thursday.
The scope would sideline Ball for four to six weeks, sources said.
The Bulls and Ball’s agent — Klutch Sports CEO Rich Paul — are discussing options with doctors, but the procedure looms if a recent change in nonsurgical treatment won’t allow Ball to play through what’s described as a slight meniscus tear, sources said.
The Bulls are 28-15 this season, which is the best record in the Eastern conference.
Their leading scorers so far in 2021-22 are DeMar DeRozan at 25.7 ppg, Zach LaVine at 24.9 ppg, and Nikola Vucevic at 16.3 ppg.
Ball this season is averaging 13.0 ppg, 5.4 rpg and 5.1 apg.