INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- Luke Walton leaned against a wall, holding a basketball and wearing a wide smile.
He looked ready to play.
Walton is a 31-year old small forward and Laker for life -- until Thursday, when the Lakers shipped him to the Cavaliers as part of the Ramon Sessions trade.
But Walton seemed OK with that, as former Cavs coach Mike Brown really found no use for him in LA. With the Lakers, Walton played in just nine games, averaging 7.2 minutes.
At one time, he was a key part of Phil Jacksons rotation and a major player in the Triangle offense. But for the Lakers, those days are long gone.
We werent on the same page, Walton said from the Cavs practice facility Saturday. I felt great and was playing well. Mike said he was going with a certain rotation. With the shortened season and not that many practices, there werent many opportunities to earn time.
Walton, of course, is the son of legendary NBA center Bill Walton. Like his father, he gained a reputation as a profi...