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Luke Walton | Forward

Team: Golden State Warriors
Age / DOB:  (35) / 3/28/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 235
College: Arizona
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Luke Walton will be promoted to a lead assistant role with the Warriors.
Walton was at Las Vegas and helped coach the Summer League team. He will replace Alvin Gentry and will likely be more involved on the offensive side of things. Jul 29 - 3:35 PM

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Luke Walton told reporters that he was brought on to Steve Kerr's staff to help implement the triangle offense.

"We are gonna run parts of the triangle offense," said Walton. "And I know that thing front and back so he’s counting on me to be able to help out a lot in that area." Walton spent most of his career on the Lakers running Phil Jackson's triangle offense, and he will now help educate the Warriors, alongside Kerr, on how to properly run that system.
Source: NBC Sports
Fri, Jul 4, 2014 09:19:00 AM

Luke Walton is about to be hired as an assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors.

He'll jon Steve Kerr's staff and won a championship with the Lakers. He also has a pretty famous dad.
Tue, Jul 1, 2014 07:39:00 PM

Steve Kerr is in talks with Luke Walton to bring him on as an assistant coach, according to sources.

Luke Walton won championships with the Lakers, and he is proficient in the triangle offense. His name has also been linked to a possible assistant coaching gig in New York under Derek Fisher.
Mon, Jun 30, 2014 06:05:00 PM

Luke Walton has not been in contact with Phil Jackson since Steve Kerr turned down the offer to be the Knicks next head coach.

"[Phil asked me] if I'd be interested in moving out to New York... but I think that was before Steve Kerr got the job in Golden State," said Walton. "I haven't talked to Phil since all of that happened." While Jackson had reached out to Walton and Kurt Rambis, it is believed that he views those guys more as potential assistant coaches according to sources close to the situation.
Sun, Jun 8, 2014 11:06:00 AM

Luke Walton isn't ready to announce his retirement from the NBA.

"I want to play still," Walton said. "I've trained all summer as if I was going to get a call. The call never came ... If nothing happens this year, then I'll probably admit that it's officially over." Walton had solid 3-point range and admirable versatility in his prime, but injuries have taken a heavy toll throughout his 10-year career. He recently explored a player development job in the D-League and he's dabbled in announcing games for the Lakers.
Source: ESPN
Mon, Oct 21, 2013 12:06:00 PM

Luke Walton (ankle) is out again on Monday vs. Miami.

Walton's season could be over, but he's not a fantasy option anyway.
Mon, Apr 15, 2013 11:14:00 AM

Luke Walton (ankle) will not play again on Friday against New York.

Walton isn't a fantasy option, so his absence shouldn't impact any league.
Fri, Apr 12, 2013 11:24:00 AM

Luke Walton (right ankle sprain) won't travel with the Cavaliers for Tuesday's game vs. the Pacers.

Walton's absence is a blow for the Cavaliers' thin bench, but it doesn't have any fantasy repercussions.
Mon, Apr 8, 2013 02:14:00 PM

Luke Walton (right ankle sprain) sat out Sunday's game vs. Orlando, but X-rays taken were negative and he's day-to-day.

The Cavaliers won despite not having Walton, Daniel Gibson (elbow), Dion Waiters (knee) and of course Anderson Varejao (knee surgery). Injuries notwithstanding, head coach Byron Scott is on the hot seat after the Cavs' late-season swoon, and Kyrie Irving seemed lukewarm when asked this weekend about the Cavs' firing Scott: "Until that time comes, I'm not really worried about it ... To even imagine that, I'm not going down that road."
Source: News-Herald
Sun, Apr 7, 2013 09:45:00 PM

Luke Walton (ankle) will not return to Friday's game against the Celtics after spraining his ankle in the first quarter.

He's scoring just 3.5 points per game for the Cavs this season and has rarely been called upon while the Cavs are healthy, playing just 17.4 minutes per game. He has no fantasy value while Tristan Thompson is having a field day against Boston in Friday's game.
Fri, Apr 5, 2013 09:01:00 PM

Luke Walton left Friday's game due to an ankle injury and his return is questionable.

Walton has surprised every now and again with decent low-end numbers, but never put together anything consistent. Any injury issue here will have practically no impact on fantasy leagues.
Fri, Apr 5, 2013 08:25:00 PM

Luke Walton is adjusting to playing with a clear mask that protects his broken nose.

Walton said the first time he played with the mask he couldn't see. "I'm good [looking] straight but as soon as I try to go to the side it gets blurry," Walton said. The former Laker will likely have to deal with the mask for most of the rest of the season. He has no fantasy value.
Sat, Mar 23, 2013 11:19:00 AM

Luke Walton will play on Monday despite fracturing his nose vs. the Spurs on Saturday.

This shouldn't impact Walton's role off the bench, where his ball-movement and basketball IQ make him invaluable for Cleveland but useless in average fantasy leagues. He'll wear a mask for four weeks.
Mon, Mar 18, 2013 05:18:00 PM

Luke Walton scored nine points on 3-of-6 shooting (including three treys) with three rebounds, five assists and two steals in 19 minutes off the bench on Friday.

Walton's game lends itself to some versatile lines, but he's way too inconsistent for use in most formats.
Sat, Mar 16, 2013 12:05:00 AM

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