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Luke Walton | Forward | #4

Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Age / DOB:  (36) / 3/28/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'8' / 235
College: Arizona
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 2 (3) / LAK
Contract: view contract details

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Coach Luke Walton said he will not run the triangle offense next season.
He said the triangle is not the "most appropriate" offense for the players on the roster. Walton will likely try to incorporate more movement and spacing, which could bode well for D'Angelo Russell. Apr 30 - 4:28 PM

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The Lakers hired Luke Walton as their head coach on a multi-year contract.

Well, this helps explain why the Lakers dumped Byron Scott so late. Walton went 39-4 this season, including an NBA record 24-0 start. He was on the 2009 and 2010 Lakers title teams and is a 10-year vet. Walton will finish this season as the assistant to Steve Kerr before he takes over with his new team. This is a marvelous start for the Lakers after a couple down seasons to get the hottest coaching candidate out there. The next big day for the Lakers will be on lottery day because their draft pick is top-three protected (55 percent chance to keep).
Apr 29 - 10:15 PM

Luke Walton is reportedly not interested in taking over as the head coach of the Kings.

The Kings are reportedly interested in interviewing Walton for the job, but with the Lakers, Rockets and Knicks also vying for his services, he has more attractive options out there than the dysfunctional Sacramento franchise.
Apr 28 - 3:58 PM

The Rockets have received permission to interview Luke Walton for their vacant head coach position.

Walton helped lead the Warriors to a hot start this season and has no shortage of suitors heading into the offseason. While he'll also interview with the Lakers, Walton will have his choice of jobs and is all but assured of being a head coach somewhere besides Golden State next season.
Apr 28 - 9:06 AM

The Lakers have received permission to interview Luke Walton for their vacant head coach position.

Walton was promoted to lead assist with Golden State last summer and he helped guide the Warriors to a tremendous start this season, raising his profile around the league. He's already familiar with the Lakers' organization and it will be interesting to see if their interest in Walton is mutual.
Apr 27 - 9:06 PM

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.
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 03:35:00 PM

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

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