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Luke Walton
SF - 6'8, 235lbs - 44 years old - 10 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2014 season
  • Birthdate: 03/28/1980
  • Drafted (NBA): 32nd pick, 2003
  • Pre-draft team: Arizona
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
2003 NBA DraftNBADrafted 32nd overall by L.A. Lakers.
8th July, 2003NBASigned a partially guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with L.A. Lakers.
8th August, 2005NBARe-signed by L.A. Lakers to a two year, $2.5 million contract.
12th July, 2007NBARe-signed by L.A. Lakers to a six year, $30 million contract.
15th March, 2012NBATraded by L.A. Lakers, along with Jason Kapono, a 2012 first round pick (#24, Jared Cunningham and the right to swap 2013 first round picks (exercised; Cleveland moved from #30 and Nemanja Nedovic to #19 and Sergey Karasev), to Cleveland in exchange for Ramon Sessions and Christian Eyenga.
Career Moves
1999 - 2003Arizona (NCAA)
June 2003 - March 2012L.A. Lakers (NBA)
March 2012 - June 2013Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA)
Articles about Luke Walton

December 13, 2013

Luke Walton - Last season, Walton got some decent run for the first time in a few years, and averaged the unlikely but pleasant statline of 3 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists per game. However, his passing and headiness are all he has left, at 33, with little offensive talent, and a litany of injuries. Walton insists he has not yet retired, but he was hired last month as a player development coach for the L.A. D-Fenders of the D-League, which sure seems like a transitional move.

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June 9, 2011

[T]he amnesty clause (that we're having to pretend will exist here, but which almost certainly will exist in some form) will further expand the range of available talents. A lot of decent players are going to become available, not because they can't play the game, but because they can't justify their contract. A lot of the candidates are obvious and inevitable, some perhaps less so. Here's a potential list:

- L.A. Lakers: Luke Walton - Probably needs no explanation. Walton is not a member of the rotation, even when he is healthy, and such health is increasingly hard to come by.

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