|2003 NBA Draft||NBA||Drafted 32nd overall by L.A. Lakers.|
|8th July, 2003||NBA||Signed a partially guaranteed two year minimum salary contract with L.A. Lakers.|
|8th August, 2005||NBA||Re-signed by L.A. Lakers to a two year, $2.5 million contract.|
|12th July, 2007||NBA||Re-signed by L.A. Lakers to a six year, $30 million contract.|
|15th March, 2012||NBA||Traded 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.|
|1999 - 2003||Arizona (NCAA)|
|June 2003 - March 2012||L.A. Lakers (NBA)|
|March 2012 - June 2013||Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA)|
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.
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.