LaMelo Ball scored seven points (3-7 FG, 0-2 3PT, 1-1 FT) with one rebound, two assists, two steals and five turnovers across 17 minutes off the bench in a 123-110 loss to the Chicago Bulls on Friday.
Ball was the victim of great play from starting point guard Devonte' Graham on Friday, as the rookie was limited to just 17 minutes and was unable to generate much production against the Bulls in a blowout loss. Despite a poor outing, fantasy managers should not be concerned and will want to continue rostering Ball in nearly all scoring formats. However, it may be wise to pivot off of Ball in starting lineups as he could see reduced minutes if Graham continues to shoot efficiently as the starting point guard. The Hornets will look to end their four-game losing streak when they travel to play the Orlando Magic on Sunday.