Windhorst: Lakers don't support Walton, could be eyeing David Fizdale

Lloyd Doyle
January 14, 2018

In the case of Luke Walton, that argument tends to come from frustration stemming from the young core still not quite where we all want them to be. Los Angeles had lost nine straight before its current surge.

"Tonight he had moments where he was great at it and there were moments where he over-penetrated and we got in trouble", Walton said.

What to do the next time they lose two in a row and LaVar sees guys aren't high-fiving each other coming out of the game? "He makes winning plays for us". On Thursday night, Lonzo finished with 18 points, 10 rebounds, and six assists, and the story was about basketball again. "I've got my little man here, got my wife here, my family". The San Antonio Spurs were hampered with injuries from Kawhi Leonard, Danny Green, and Tony Parker.

"That was some cheap bulls-t", Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy said of the interview with Ball, per Rod Beard of the Detroit News. LaVar is more like Faye Dunaway playing Joan Crawford in the 1981 film, using her children as extras, ordering them to call her "Mommy Dearest" and visiting her hysteria on them as her movie queen status fades. Their desire was at a totally different level than ours was. I would usually be all over the Spurs in this matchup, but I actually think this a good spot for the Lakers to get the cover at home while the Spurs are so shorthanded.

The Los Angeles Lakers knew what they were getting in LaVar Ball when they drafted his son Lonzo. Sacramento started the second half with a 14-3 surge to take an eight-point lead before Lopez hit three 3-pointers. Bryn Forbes also had one of his best games of the season with 18 points on 58.3 percent shooting. Stalwart forward LeMarcus Aldridge scored 20 points and former Laker Pau Gasol led with 12 rebounds.

Past indications have been that Walton's job was not in jeopardy, with a Lakers source telling Shelburne on Sunday that Walton's job status is "not even a conversation".

After their nine-game losing streak, which included a team meeting for players to air out their frustrations, the Lakers (15-27) have not dropped a game since LaVar Ball's comments, beating, San Antonio and now Dallas. I'll pack your bags.

"He helped me a lot with development, with my whole game", Dorsey said.

Stephen Curry returned from a two-game absence to score 24 points, Klay Thompson had 26 and the Golden State Warriors blew almost all of a 27-point lead before beating the Toronto Raptors 127-125 on Saturday night.

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