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Report: Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball shut down for the rest of the season

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Lonzo Ball (NBA Getty Images)

Lonzo Ball's season is reportedly over.

According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Los Angeles Lakers guard has been shut down for the team's remaining 17 games after he was re-evaluated by doctors on Saturday.

Ball suffered a Grade 3 ankle sprain in the Lakers' loss to the Houston Rockets on Jan. 19.

Without him in the lineup, Los Angeles has fallen apart defensively and lost 13 of its last 18 games. The Lakers now trail the San Antonio Spurs in eighth place in the Western Conference standings by 6.5 games.

Lakers head coach Luke Walton indicated on Friday that Ball wouldn't likely return this season, telling media that he was "not close" to practicing.

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Ball averaged 9.9 points, 5.4 assists, 5.3 rebounds and 1.5 steals in the 47 games he appeared in this season. He shot 40.6 percent from the field and 32.9 percent from the perimeter.

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