NBA.com News Flash
Jul 1, 2007 8:21pm ET
Report: Luke Walton Staying With the Lakers
Chris Sheridan of the ESPN.com writes, "Luke Walton reached agreement Sunday with the Los Angeles Lakers on a six-year, $30 million contract after general manager Mitch Kupchak placed a call one minute after midnight to express the team's interest in retaining its best unrestricted free agent. 'They called at the earliest possible moment, and we worked on it all day," agent Lon Babby said. "They wanted him back, and Luke wanted to be there. We wanted to make every effort to get an agreement before we went out and looked at any other teams.'"