Walton may practice next week

The Lakers can definetely use Luke back in the lineup!

Press Enterprise: Luke Walton’s injured back has responded well enough to shooting and rebounding drills the past few weeks that he’s hopeful he can return to practice next week and play again soon afterward.

The reserve forward has missed all but nine games this season as a result of a pinched nerve in his lower back.

“It’s frustrating,” Walton said. “You’ll walk around the house and feel good, but you’ve got to feel a lot better than good to play in this league. To be honest, I could probably go out and play right now, but we’re trying to get it where everything is strong and working together so that once I start playing, I don’t have to deal with any issues.”

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  • gugy

    We need him back.
    Damn, I hope he will play better.

    Sasha, Morrison and Farmar just suck right now.

    I hope Mitch can create magic here and get rid of someone above soon.

  • Brian Shaw

    nice
    our bench needs him back
    he is a key part of their offense with his great passing especially in transition. but still I think it would help us a lot if mitch went after tyrus thomas, kirk hinrich, or even nate robinson who have all been put on the trading block as of late because our bench just does not stack up against boston, cleveland, orlando, and denver.

    • http://lakersnation.com LuisScola4 HOUS.ROCKETS

      I want to trade Sasha, Farmar, Morrison for Tyra Thomas and Nate

  • http://57.amklac Marwan the tard

    another dude to pass the kobe the ball and get the hell out of the way..

    • http://LakersNation PWNED

      another dude in bed with your mom, see, yo momma pinched his back which pinched the nerve, she is such a bitch

      • Chillax

        Haven’t you guys learned that ignoring him and others is the way to go?

        • http://LakersNation PWNED

          aight man

  • Jdawhindahood

    we don’t luke for offense since we already have the weapons, all we need from him is defense looking at what he only practiced…he isn’t gonna help

    • Jdawhindahood

      *need after don’t*

  • LAKERMIKE247

    THIS IS GREAT NEWS.LAKERS COULD USE ALOT OF EASY PLAYS HE MAKES

  • http://lakersnation.com LuisScola4 HOUS.ROCKETS

    THe Rockets has the Best Bench In the NBA, And Laker Fans are all bandwagoners!!!!!!

    • http://LakersNation PWNED

      Im sure the Rocket’s record says that

  • drive-for-16th

    Too bad rockets aren’t playing there best player, you guys arent even good to your best player. what kind of fuked up team is that. No love for T-Mac after all hes done in this league. You guys lost faith in him. Retarded houston rockets.

    LETS GET T-MAC. LOL

    • http://lakersnation.com LuisScola4 HOUS.ROCKETS

      I thought we beat you at staples last month?

      • http://LakersNation PWNED

        And I thought we eliminated you in the playoffs in style with a blowout, and we beat you at your home. So… whos got the advantage there?

  • drive-for-16th

    TRADE THE BENCH FOR T-MAC.

  • Smush Walton

    Hopefully Luke gets well soon. We can’t trade him while he is injured.

    Let’s bundle him with Fartmore and Vujabrick and aquire a decent reserve.

  • lakers0828

    THANK YOU FINALLY NOW MAYBE HE CAN GET SOME ACTULE BENCH PRODUCTION INSTEAD RATHER THEN JUST DRIBBLING THE BALL AND THROWING BRICKS ALL THE TIME

  • http://LakersNation PWNED

    Surprising to say this, but Luke is leading the Lakers in 3P% other than Artest.

  • http://LakersNation Marwan..

    Chris Manning, Kim Pashai, Anna Gonda, any Lakers Nation writers, do you think you can give me one day on this site to update with Lakers information around the hour. I can find out so much and update with information because I come here to find out new information but then I see that its the same thing every time. Please consider this because I can find out new information on the hour and update in a flash. Its confirmed information too, not just rumors and I won’t abuse my power. Plus, I’ve got the hang of reading your articles and I understand the form that the articles are written in. So consider me and I won’t disappoint. One day, if you like my work, you can consider me to stay if you don’t, then I’m out.

  • http://57.amklac Marwan the tard

    Marwan,you need a degree in advanced ebonics to work this site,also a G.E.D IS WAY OVER THE TOP…….IF YOUR WILLING TO UNDERACHIEVE WELCOME TO LAKER NATION….

    • http://LakersNation Marwan..

      Dude, I dont wanna get into that. Just keep my name outta your mouth and leave me alone. I didnt do ish to you and now you coming here talking ish using my name? Talk about no life… Just leaveme

  • http://57.amklac Marwan the tard

    go lakers!

  • laker fan in down ey

    trade farmar sasha and luke mobenga morrisson for
    some quality bench these guys suck all d league players

  • gary_beat_e_z

    white magic will bring the bench back…..White Magic give me some of that dust