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They [Ball and the training staff] did more yesterday than the day before, and he says he feels good today but he is still out, Walton said before the Lakers played the Knicks. … I don’t expect him back [anytime soon]. I haven’t seen him on the court doing anything, but they’re looking at it, still just taking it day by day to see when the knee is feeling better.
When asked if there was a possibility of Ball not traveling with the team on the Lakers’ longest road trip of the season thus far, Walton said he expects Ball to accompany the team but wasn’t sure about when he will suit up.
Whether he plays or not [on the trip], that all depends on the knee, Walton said. We are not going to rush him back from a sore knee. Once that gets better, we will get him back on the court.
When initially asked about the tweet, Kanter playfully said that he wanted to focus on the Lakers game, but when asked about the possibility of being in James’ head, Kanter acknowledged that he has a lot of respect for the former MVP.
He got mad at me, obviously, Kanter said, referring to remarks he made about James in the past. I mess with him a lot, but obviously he’s the best player in the league. I respect the guy a lot. But I think right now they are struggling or whatever. I don’t even think he’s even thinking about what I tweet. I think he’s worried about his team. I don’t even think he’s thinking about what I’m going to tweet or not. Because I think they are struggling right now and the only thing he’s thinking about … just getting his team [on track].