Luke Walton Rumors
Part of the reason Walton is okay waiting a while to get back to contention is less pragmatic though. It sounds like part of it is that he’s having a blast working with the Lakers’ young players. “It’s a lot of fun, it really is. There’s obviously a lot of stress and frustration that can come with losing when you’re caught up in the moment, but we have a great group of young players, and I don’t just mean that as a great group of talented players,” Walton said during an appearance on “The Full 48” with Howard Beck. “I mean like actual people, and who they are and the way they work makes coaching so much fun, because they’re coming in. We still have the playoffs going on and we’ve had six or seven guys in here pretty much every day, Monday through Friday from May 15 until right now.
“That’s not mandatory. The off-season is optional. We told them that’d we’d be around, and if they wanted to work to let us know, and they’ve reached out. They’ve come in every day depending on if we have draft workouts,” Walton continued. “They’re starting their morning at 8 a.m. here getting breakfast. If we have draft workouts, they start their morning around 9:40 or 10 in the weight room and then come out to the court when we’re done with our draft workouts.”
Mike Bresnahan: Laker meetings with Lonzo Ball have started. Team execs Magic and Pelinka plus Coach Luke Walton just dined with Ball at Scopa in Venice.
Lakers head coach Luke Walton joined the Jim Rome Show on Tuesday ahead of the Lonzo workout. He said that while LaVar won’t be allowed at the workout, he’s welcomed to attend the Tuesday night dinner.