Very good news. Luke will help the bench out a lot.
ESPN: “Walton I think will start practicing next week,” coach Phil Jackson told reporters before the Lakers’ game at New Orleans on Monday. “He may even get on the court Thursday when we get back and get in a practice before the Utah game.”
“I haven’t put any timetable on Andrew at all,” Jackson said. “We were hoping it would be a couple of weeks, but right now we’ll just let that one go. When he’s ready to go, we’ll notify you. He just started walking without discomfort about two days ago. He feels free enough to walk without the boot on.”