LiAngelo Ball, Pistons Reportedly Agree to Non-Guaranteed 1-Year Contract

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistDecember 2, 2020

LiAngelo Ball participates in a pre-draft workout at the Los Angeles Lakers' NBA basketball facility in El Segundo, Calif., Tuesday, May 29, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
Reed Saxon/Associated Press

The Detroit Pistons have continued their busy offseason, reportedly agreeing to a deal with LiAngelo Ball

Per Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium, Ball will sign a one-year, non-guaranteed contract with the Pistons. Charania added Ball agreed to an Exhibit 10 deal.

Older brother Lonzo Ball of the New Orleans Pelicans borrowed a catchphrase from another organization to congratulate the 22-year-old on Twitter:

Lonzo Ball @ZO2_

Trust the process! S/O @JoelEmbiid https://t.co/LCovru5F49

LaVar Ball, LiAngelo's father, noted he was "proud" to have all three sons in the NBA:

Lavar Ball @Lavarbigballer

PROUD‼️ We’re just getting started. https://t.co/WmcCOAsUot

After not being selected in the 2018 NBA draft, Ball has spent time playing in different leagues in the United States. He played with the Los Angeles Ballers in the Junior Basketball Association, the league started by his father, LaVar Ball. 

LiAngelo spent most of last season as a practice player with the Oklahoma City Blue of the G League. The 6'5" wing didn't appear in a game with the team before the season was canceled because of the pandemic. 

The Pistons are an ideal landing spot for Ball because the front office is in the midst of trying to rebuild the organization. They are coming off a 20-46 record last season and have missed the playoffs nine times in the past 11 years. 


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