Walton Wasn’t on ‘Same Page’ with Brown
The question mark with (Luke) Walton after the trade was the condition of his back. He was limited to nine games this year with the Lakers, but that wasn’t the reason he was out of Lakers coach Mike Brown’s rotation.
We weren’t on the same page,” Walton said. “I felt great and was playing well. Mike said he was going with a certain rotation. With the shortened season and not that many practices, there weren’t many opportunities to earn time.”