Luke Walton: Legendary "Appreciation" Thread

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Postby davriver290 on Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:40 pm

still no minutes for him yet
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Re: Luke Walton: Legendary "Appreciation" Thread

Postby Kobe Bryant 8 on Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:46 pm

Hah, I'm refreshing the boxscore too.
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Re: Luke Walton: Legendary "Appreciation" Thread

Postby CaCHooKa Man on Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:54 pm

Kapono waived. Luke still playing. 2012.
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Re: Luke Walton: Legendary "Appreciation" Thread

Postby DJ-RaZ-Q#24 on Sun Mar 18, 2012 1:23 pm

CaCHooKa Man wrote:Kapono waived. Luke still playing. 2012.


He's got to now something that could change the whole NBA ... otherwise I can't explain that anymore :man10:
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Re: Luke Walton: Legendary "Appreciation" Thread

Postby davriver290 on Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:22 pm

DNP :bang: lol
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Re: Luke Walton: Legendary "Appreciation" Thread

Postby KB24 on Sun Mar 18, 2012 2:24 pm

Dammit...who would have thought...

Hawks upset Luke, Cavs in debut. :man4:
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Re: Luke Walton: Legendary "Appreciation" Thread

Postby Helljumper on Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:58 pm

Does anyone know if there is an official picture of Luke in a Cavs jersey yet?
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Re: Luke Walton: Legendary "Appreciation" Thread

Postby GoldHammish on Sun Mar 18, 2012 4:05 pm

Helljumper wrote:Does anyone know if there is an official picture of Luke in a Cavs jersey yet?

This is the closest I could find
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Re: Luke Walton: Legendary "Appreciation" Thread

Postby lakersyunowin on Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:25 pm

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Re: Luke Walton: Legendary "Appreciation" Thread

Postby Balance&Options24 on Sun Mar 18, 2012 6:28 pm

Luke will soon make the Cavs forget Lebron James
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Re: Luke Walton: Legendary "Appreciation" Thread

Postby LakerBoyz24 on Sun Mar 18, 2012 7:52 pm

I wouldn't be surprised if Luke Walton ends up being a good coach(heard he was aiming to be a NBA coach in the future). He always had great court vision/passing and very high basketball iq, and most of the good NBA coaches were not great players(too many examples here, but a certain head coach who led us and the Bulls to many championships obviously comes to mind).

And he was sitting on the bench reviewing Jackson/other head coaches and assistant coaches coach for the last decade. Wouldn't be surprised if Jackson mentored him quite a bit, they did seem to have a good and weird relationship lol.

And until the lockout ended, Luke Walton took a job as a assistant coach at the University of Memphis. Hope things go well for this guy in all seriousness.
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Re: Luke Walton: Legendary "Appreciation" Thread

Postby Doc Brown on Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:30 pm

Can we change the thread title to....Luke Walton: Depreciation Thread....because it's not going to get any better.
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Re: Luke Walton: Legendary "Appreciation" Thread

Postby jimbo327 on Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:40 pm

LakerBoyz24 wrote:And until the lockout ended, Luke Walton took a job as a assistant coach at the University of Memphis. Hope things go well for this guy in all seriousness.


That's my problem with him when he was here. Guys are honing their skills and working out to prepare for the season, you know, their real job. Luke is playing assistant coach. WTF! Come on, man! He wasn't serious about playing ball and contributing off the bench. He never was in game shape.
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Re: Luke Walton: Legendary "Appreciation" Thread

Postby lakersyunowin on Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:29 pm

Luke Walton was in uniform for the Cavs on Sunday but didn’t play.


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Re: Luke Walton: Legendary "Appreciation" Thread

Postby V.V.V.V.V. on Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:34 am

Luke was in shape for most of his career, he just fell apart the few years due to back injury.

He was a solid player, with great passing skills ansd court vision, and really high IQ for the game. He actually was fundamentally sound, and had quite a few moves. The problem was he played at 75% speed in the NBA, so he was late to defend, and most of his moves were too slow to work. That's the difference between some of the great college players, and the great NBA players. Some of the great college players are too slow to play in the NBA, no matter how fundamentally sound and consistent they are. Luke, Laettner, Cherokee Parks, and Greg Ostertag all come to mind.
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Re: Luke Walton: Legendary "Appreciation" Thread

Postby Chopper on Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:08 pm

Wait, if Luke only played in garbage time for the Lakers, shouldn't be be playing ALL the time for the Cavs, who live in garbage time?

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Re: Luke Walton: Legendary "Appreciation" Thread

Postby puffyusaf#2 on Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:47 pm

V.V.V.V.V. wrote:Luke was in shape for most of his career, he just fell apart the few years due to back injury.

He was a solid player, with great passing skills ansd court vision, and really high IQ for the game. He actually was fundamentally sound, and had quite a few moves. The problem was he played at 75% speed in the NBA, so he was late to defend, and most of his moves were too slow to work. That's the difference between some of the great college players, and the great NBA players. Some of the great college players are too slow to play in the NBA, no matter how fundamentally sound and consistent they are. Luke, Laettner, Cherokee Parks, and Greg Ostertag all come to mind.


Its good to see a post that actually says something. I agree.

I have never understood the constant hate. I mean the dude is gone and yet there is still a great deal of hate. Was he the greatest player? No. But he did what was asked of him on the team. He was never a cancer in the locker room and a great teammate. It isn't his fault he got paid what he did by the orginization. Like someone said earlier the back issue prevented him from being in game shape but up until then he was always ready to play. Oh well, I know this will fall on def ears because it is more fun to hate the dude even when he is no longer on our team.
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Re: Luke Walton: Legendary "Appreciation" Thread

Postby Kobe Bryant 8 on Mon Mar 19, 2012 5:38 pm

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Re: Luke Walton: Legendary "Appreciation" Thread

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Re: Luke Walton: Legendary "Appreciation" Thread

Postby gcclaker on Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:36 pm

V.V.V.V.V. wrote:Luke was in shape for most of his career, he just fell apart the few years due to back injury.

He was a solid player, with great passing skills ansd court vision, and really high IQ for the game. He actually was fundamentally sound, and had quite a few moves. The problem was he played at 75% speed in the NBA, so he was late to defend, and most of his moves were too slow to work. That's the difference between some of the great college players, and the great NBA players. Some of the great college players are too slow to play in the NBA, no matter how fundamentally sound and consistent they are. Luke, Laettner, Cherokee Parks, and Greg Ostertag all come to mind.

Yes... He was just to immobile the last few seasons to be on the floor. To see Walton try to change ends looked laborious. When he was healthy, Jackson had no qualms running the offense through him on the elbows while his teammates cut and dove. He was stocky enough to defend one on one against grinders as big or slightly bigger than he was. My only gripe against Walton was that he never worked on his perimeter game to improve it.
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Re: Luke Walton: Legendary "Appreciation" Thread

Postby LTLakerFan on Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:13 pm

Darth took Luke's special shooting ball away....game over
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Re: Luke Walton: Legendary "Appreciation" Thread

Postby XXIV on Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:21 pm

V.V.V.V.V. wrote:Luke was in shape for most of his career, he just fell apart the few years due to back injury.

He was a solid player, with great passing skills ansd court vision, and really high IQ for the game. He actually was fundamentally sound, and had quite a few moves. The problem was he played at 75% speed in the NBA, so he was late to defend, and most of his moves were too slow to work. That's the difference between some of the great college players, and the great NBA players. Some of the great college players are too slow to play in the NBA, no matter how fundamentally sound and consistent they are. Luke, Laettner, Cherokee Parks, and Greg Ostertag all come to mind.


Great, great post.
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Re: Luke Walton: Legendary "Appreciation" Thread

Postby Balance&Options24 on Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:04 pm

Cavs forwards Luke Walton and Omri Casspi are candidates to be bought out of their contracts this summer. Walton might be reluctant to take anything less than the $6.1 million he’s owed because he’s a minimum player — at best — at this stage of his career. Casspi is owed $2.3 million next year. He could return to Europe, which might be his best option. Morning Journal
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