LiAngelo Ball has reportedly signed a one-year non-guaranteed contract with the Detroit Pistons.
According to The Athletic, Ball — who is the middle brother of New Orleans Pelicans point guard Lonzo Ball and Charlotte Hornets top 5 draft pick LaMelo Ball — signed the Exhibition 10 deal that can be terminated at any point.
An Exhibition 10 contract is a training camp invitation that guarantees signees between $5,000 and $50,000. Ball’s deal can also be sent to the G League or converted into a two-way contract.
Ball was previously a practice player for the Oklahoma City Thunder’s G League affiliate, the OKC Blue, last season, but never appeared in a game as the coronavirus pandemic hit shortly after.
Upon leaving UCLA during a suspension he received during a collegiate game, Ball played in the pros for Prienai in the Lithuanian Basketball League and averaged 12.6 points and 2.9 rebounds in 21.7 minutes over 14 games. Injury would curtail the rest of his season.
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