Inside The Lakers: Luke Walton won’t start at small forward tonight against the Cleveland Cavaliers, but he will be available to play for the first time since suffering debilitating pain in the ball of his right foot in the Lakers’ victory Jan. 2 over the Utah Jazz. He sat out eight games because of sesamoiditis. Vladimir Radmanovic is expected to start again.
Backup shooting guard Sasha Vujacic said his back is 100 percent again after he suffered spasms that sidelined him for two games last week. Vujacic played in the Lakers’ loss Friday to the Orlando Magic, but was scoreless in 13 minutes.
Jordan Farmar, a backup point guard, is now the lone injured Laker. He underwent left knee surgery Dec. 24 and isn’t expected back until the All-Star break next month.