LaMelo Ball has yet to play this season after getting injured in the preseason. But it looks like Ball's debut for the Charlotte Hornets is on tap, possibly as soon as Saturday night.

Ball will reportedly be upgraded to questionable status for the Hornets game on Saturday at the Miami Heat. But that might be just a technicality, as Ball appears poised to make his return.

Ball suffered a severely sprained ankle in the preseason. That injury has cost ball the Hornets first 13 games of the season. Without Ball, and several other rotation players, Charlotte has stumbled to a 3-10 start to the campaign.