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#1 Guest_Chicano_*

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Posted April 28, 2009 - 02:10 PM

http://sports.yahoo....?urn=nba,159483

Lakers' Walton has partially torn ankle ligament

Los Angeles Lakers' forward Luke Walton is out indefinitely because of a partially torn ligament in his left ankle, but vowed to return by the next round of playoffs, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Walton was hurt after stopping to pivot on a third-quarter play Saturday in Game 4 against the Utah Jazz. An MRI exam Monday morning showed the extent of the damage to Walton's deltoid ligament

Walton said he would "absolutely" be back for the next round of the playoffs,
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It also says he might miss the first game of the next round though.

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Posted April 28, 2009 - 02:27 PM

Good News
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Posted April 28, 2009 - 02:29 PM

Good news.

The 2nd team needs him back ASAP.

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Posted April 28, 2009 - 02:30 PM

It would have been better if a doctor vowed that Luke would return rather than Walton MD doing it. But atleast hes confident.

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Posted April 28, 2009 - 02:33 PM

ah man! I was hoping he'd be out for the entire post season.

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Posted April 28, 2009 - 02:50 PM

Good news.

The 2nd team needs him back ASAP.

Yeah, they could use him I think too. He would definitely help cut down on some of the stupid possessions and decisions we make when blowing leads. He keeps us stable with his high iq play sometimes. Yes, even he's capable of making some bonehead plays from time to time, like that throw away inbound pass in game 4 that gave Deron Williams a 3pt play and the Jazz momentum heading into halftime down only by 7 then, but overall, for the most part, he usually makes good decisions.

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Posted April 28, 2009 - 04:14 PM

Take your time Luke, take your time.

The second unit doesn't need him....they'll be getting Lamar back.

People overrating Luke always puzzle me.

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Posted April 28, 2009 - 04:17 PM

^ I think we can all agree though he did help us quite a bit in that crucial game 4 win of ours at Utah.

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Posted April 28, 2009 - 04:28 PM

Take your time Luke, take your time.

The second unit doesn't need him....they'll be getting Lamar back.

People overrating Luke always puzzle me.

The team does need him.

Re-watch the game from last night... no ball movement during the 4th quarter, when the Jazz made their run. I'd rather have Luke playing, instead of Sasha.

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Posted April 28, 2009 - 04:31 PM

He did okay in Game 4, but also came up committing the most boneheaded play of the game right before halftime.

When you factor in the good (making some nifty passes, being at the right place and the right time for some steals and hitting a rare three), with the bad (throwing the ball away, missing point blank and wide open looks)....Luke still underachieves.

But doing something good makes him look way better than he really is.
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Posted April 28, 2009 - 04:36 PM

The late run we gave up yesterday was totally on Phil altering the rotation and changing Kobe's minutes. They kept things afloat for a fair while, but Phil kept tempting fate by leaving them out there while trying to buy more rest for the rest of the first unit.

When he finally subbed....he pulled Kobe with the second unit, and put the starters sans Kobe out there.
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Posted April 28, 2009 - 05:00 PM

Take your time Luke, take your time.

The second unit doesn't need him....they'll be getting Lamar back.

People overrating Luke always puzzle me.


As much as I hate Luke Walton on the defensive end, or as much as I cringe when he takes a jumpshot, he's definitely valuable to our team. He's one of those guys that won't wow you with athleticism, speed, or deadeye shooting, but he's a glue guy. Every championship team needs glue guys that can hold the team together when they play.

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Posted April 28, 2009 - 05:07 PM

Good news.

The 2nd team needs him back ASAP.

Amen. Guys, he runs the offense for the 2nd unit, and his size and rebounding really comes in handy.

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Posted April 28, 2009 - 05:14 PM

Take your time, Luke... He is terrible unless he is 100% healthy, we have seen this before...

He is not Lamar or Kobe who can play while injured...
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Posted April 28, 2009 - 06:03 PM

Good news, his playmaking abilities will help us next round.

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Posted April 28, 2009 - 07:41 PM

I don't expect him to be the spark, but he does provide stability off the bench. It definitely wouldn't hurt having him back so hope he gets well soon.

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Posted April 28, 2009 - 09:17 PM

I don't want him on the court unless he's 100%. Last year taught me well that unless he's 100% the results aren't pretty.

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Posted April 28, 2009 - 11:26 PM

That's good news.
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Posted April 29, 2009 - 09:49 AM

ah man! I was hoping he'd be out for the entire post season.

Oh brother... <_<

Good news on Luke. I hope he comes back soon so he can stabilize that 2nd unit.


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