Scott Fowler: LaMelo Ball likely to miss 43% of season, but there’s no doubt who rookie of the year is

LaMelo Ball’s broken right wrist is a bummer for a lot of reasons. It prematurely ends what was shaping up as one of the greatest and most entertaining rookie seasons in Charlotte pro sports history. It takes away what LaMelo loves most — playing ball. It negatively affects the Charlotte Hornets’ playoff chances (although it doesn’t erase them entirely). And it means that hardly any Hornets fans will get to see the Melo Show in person this season. The team only began selling tickets again to the general public March 13, with a COVID-limited crowd of 3,000. Only a week later, on Saturday night …

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