SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH - FEBRUARY 22: LaMelo Ball #2 of the Charlotte Hornets celebrates a play during a game against the Utah Jazz at Vivint Smart Home Arena on February 22, 2021 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

LaMelo Ball is ready to make his return after entering the health and safety protocols and missing the last six games of his team. The Hornets went on a 3-3 record during this stint.

Charlotte announced Ball could be available to play on Friday night against the Portland Trail Blazers. He will join his team for the six-game road trip.

Ball has been working out with G League’s Greensboro Swarm to improve his conditioning while preparing for his return. The team officially recalled the guard from the Swarm on Thursday night.