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There is an optimism that Lonzo Ball will eventually make a way to be back in the hardwood this upcoming season.

The sidelined Chicago Bulls point man will continue to recover from his knee issues and is expected to miss a few months following another surgery.

Ball created darky clouds above the heads of the die-hard Bulls fans after revealing his discomfort from his injury, noting that he hasn’t been able to run and jump, while going up in the stairs gives a “painful” sensation on his part.

Ball only managed to play in 35 total occasions in his maiden season repping Chicago, as his knee wasn’t able to recover well. He still averaged 13.0 points, 5.4 boards, 5.1 dimes in 42.3 percent shooting.

Ayo Dosunmu, Goran Dragic, Coby White and Alex Caruso will certainly take chunk of ball handling responsibilities in light of Ball’s extended absence.