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Luke Walton

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Cavaliers

Biography

Background

DRAFTED:
Selected in the second round (32nd overall pick) of the 2003 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers.

HOW ACQUIRED:
Acquired in a trade from the Los Angeles Lakers on March 15, 2012 along with Jason Kapono and the Lakers 2012 first-round draft pick and the rights to swap the Cavs least favorable first round pick in the 2013 NBA Draft with the Lakers and cash considerations. In exchange, the Cavaliers sent guard Ramon Sessions and guard/forward Christian Eyenga to the Lakers.

2011-12 SEASON:
Played in 30 games (zero starts) with Cleveland and the Los Angeles Lakers…averaged 1.8 points on .361 shooting, 1.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 12.1 minutes per game…for the Cavs, played in 21 games (zero starts) and averaged 2.0 points on .369 shooting, 1.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 14.2 minutes per game…played in nine games with the Los Angeles Lakers, averaging 1.3 points on .429 shooting, 1.6 rebounds and 0.6 assists in 7.1 minutes per game…scored six points to go along with a season-high eight rebounds and three assists in 26 minutes vs. Phoenix on Jan. 10…scored a season-high eight points and added three rebounds in 24 minutes at Indiana on April 13…dished out a season-high five assists against San Antonio on April 13…led or tied for the team lead in assists twice and steals once…missed game on Mar. 13 with Gastroenteritis…was DNP-CD 37 times and NWT once on the year…was placed on the Inactive List nine times for the year.

PROFESSIONAL CAREER:
Played in 54 games during the 2010-11 season for the Los Angeles Lakers…averaged 1.7 points on .328 shooting, 1.2 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 9.0 minutes per game…led team in assists once, in steals once and blocks once… tallied a season-high tying nine points on 2-4 (.500) shooting, three rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in 14 minutes on Dec. 19 at Toronto…posted five points, a season-high tying four rebounds and one steal in 17 minutes vs. Cleveland on Jan. 11 … tallied two points, a season-high tying four rebounds, two assists and one steal in 11 minutes Jan. 17 vs. Oklahoma City … Totaled a season-high tying 9 points on 4-4 shooting and three assists in 17 minutes Jan. 25 vs. Utah…recorded eight points, three rebounds and a season-high four assists in 18 minutes on Feb. 11 at New York … Totaled two points, a season-high tying four rebounds and two assists in 13 minutes at Minnesota on Mar. 1… Missed five games (Oct. 26 – Nov. 3) due to a strained right hamstring…played in 29 games for the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2009-10 season…averaged 2.4 points, 1.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists in 9.4 minutes per game…scored in double-figures once…led team in assists three times, in steals twice and in blocks once … posted five points and season-highs in rebounds (seven) and assists (seven) in 19 minutes on Nov. 6 vs. Memphis …scored a season-high 11 points on 4-7 (.571) shooting, including 3-5 (.600) shooting from three-point range in 21 minutes vs. New Orleans on Nov. 8 ... missed 28 games from Nov. 15-Jan. 10 and 22 games from Feb. 16-Apr. 2 with a pinched nerve (back)…appeared in 65 games (34 starts) for the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2008-09 season…averaged 5.0 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 17.9 minutes per game …scored in double-figures seven times…led team in assists seven times and in steals five times … missed one game with upper respiratory infection (Dec. 7)...scored a season-high tying 14 points on 5-11 (.455) shooting, to go along with five rebounds and two assists in 22 minutes Dec. 16 vs. New York… Scored his 2,000th career point Dec. 25 vs. Boston…missed eight games with sesamoiditis (right foot) Jan. 4 – Jan. 16… posted a season-high tying 14 points on 5-6 (.714) shooting and a season-high eight rebounds in 34 minutes vs. New Orleans on Feb. 20… totaled 11 points on 3-4 (.750) shooting and a season-high nine assists in 24 minutes Apr. 7 at Sacramento…handed out 1,000th career assist Apr. 10 at Portland ... …played in 74 games (31 starts) for the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2007-08 season…averaged 7.2 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 23.4 minutes ... scored in double-figures 20 times… posted two 10+ rebound games… led team in scoring once and in assists 10 times … Scored 15 points on 6-6 shooting, including 3-3 on three-pointers, to go along with four rebounds and two assists in 26 minutes Dec. 16 vs. L.A. Clippers… posted 10 points and a season-high seven assists in 30 minutes Jan. 6 vs. Indiana … Grabbed 1,000th career rebound Feb. 24 at Seattle…pulled down a season-high 11 rebounds in 31 minutes Feb. 28 vs. Miami…scored 17 points (all in 4th on 8-8 shooting in the quarter) in 23 minutes Mar. 21 vs. Seattle … scored a season-high 19 points on 7-8 (.875) shooting Mar. 30 in 26 minutes vs. Washington … Scored 18 points on 7-12 (.583) shooting, including a career-high four three-point field goals, in 24 minutes Apr. 10 at LA Clippers…played in 60 games (60 starts) for the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2006-07 season…averaged 11.4 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 1.0 steals in 33.0 minutes per game ...posted five double-doubles…scored 20+ points four times … led team in scoring twice, in rebounds five times and in assists 18 times… scored 20 points on 7-10 (.700) shooting, to go along with eight rebounds and five assists Nov. 3 vs. Seattle…scored 22 points Nov. 8 at Portland on 8-16 (.500) shooting in 37 minutes…scored a career-high 25 points on 10-13 (.769) in 34 minutes Dec. 8 vs. Atlanta … tallied 15 points, a career-high tying 11 assists and eight rebounds in 43 minutes Dec. 17 vs. Washington … tallied 14 points, a season-high 11 rebounds and a career-high five steals in 50 minutes Dec. 29 at Charlotte…scored 21 points on 8-14 (.571) shooting in 39 minutes Jan. 7 vs. Dallas …recorded 10 points and 10 rebounds Jan. 15 vs. Miami in 35 minutes…in 36 minutes, recorded 10 points, eight rebounds and a career-high 11 assists Mar. 18 vs. Minnesota ...tallied 10 points and season-high 11 rebounds in 30 minutes Apr. 18 at Sacramento…missed 22 games with a moderately sprained right ankle...played in 69 games (6 starts) for the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2005-06 season… averaged 5.0 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 19.3 minutes per game... led team in rebounds twice and in assists nine times ...handed out a season-high seven assists in 26 minutes Dec. 9 at Chicago … posted 2nd career double-double with 13 points and a season-high 10 rebounds in 30 minutes Mar. 10 at San Antonio…scored a season-high 17 points on 7-7 shooting, including 3-3 on three-pointers, in 21 minutes Mar. 12 vs. Seattle … missed seven games (Nov. 2-Nov. 14) with a severe hamstring strain and four games (Nov. 16-Nov. 24) with a hip flexor strain...played in 61 games (five starts) in 2004-05 season for the Los Angeles Lakers… averaged 3.2 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 12.6 minutes per game... scored in double-figures five times ... led team in scoring once, in rebounds once and in assists five times...scored a season-high 19 points on 6-7 (.857) shooting in 19 minutes Jan. 25 vs. Seattle…tallied 17 points and six rebounds in 30 minutes Feb. 9 at New Jersey …notched nine points, five rebounds and seven assists in 36 minutes Feb. 22 vs. Boston …Recorded 10 points and season-highs in rebounds (12) and assists (9) Apr. 15 vs. Sacramento for 1st career double-double in 35 minutes…scored 12 points on 5-7 (.714) shooting in 21 minutes Apr. 17 vs. Dallas…played in 72 games (2 starts) for the Los Angeles Lakers during the 2003-04 season… averaged 2.4 points, 1.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 10.1 minutes per game ...scored five points and grabbed two rebounds in seven minutes in NBA debut Oct. 28 vs. Dallas...In first career start, pulled down a team-high seven rebounds in 23 minutes Jan. 22 at Dallas ...in 24 minutes, scored a season-high tying nine points while blocking a season-high two shots Feb. 2 at Indiana ...handed out a season-high tying seven assists in 17 minutes Feb. 8 at Orlando ... tallied a season-high four steals, to go along with five rebounds and five assists in 16 minutes Feb. 25 at Denver...pulled down a season-high nine rebounds in 17 minutes Mar. 5 vs. Seattle ... tallied seven points and five rebounds in a season-high 38 minutes Mar. 8 at Utah ... led team in rebounds twice and in assists on three occasions.

PLAYOFFS:
Has averaged 4.3 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 14.5 minutes per game in 88 career playoff games (12 starts)…appeared in 16 playoff games, averaging 1.1 points, 0.5 rebounds and 0.9 assists in 6.0 minutes in the 2010 Playoffs…in 21 playoff games, averaged 3.8 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 15.8 minutes in the 2009 playoffs...posted a playoff career-high three steals, to go along with five rebounds and nine points on 3-6 (.500) shooting in 18 minutes on Apr. 25 at Utah … scored a playoff-high 10 points on 5-7 (.714) shooting in 25 minutes May 29 at Denver…in 21 playoff games, averaged 6.0 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 16.8 minutes in the 2008 playoffs... had a playoff-high 18 points, seven rebounds and five assists in 29 minutes Apr. 23 vs. Denver… in five games during the 2007 playoffs, averaged 7.2 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.4 steals in 25.6 minutes… started all seven games during the 2006 playoffs, averaging 12.1 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.0 steals in 33.6 minutes ...tallied a playoff career-high 19 points on 9-16 (.563) shooting in 35 minutes Apr. 23 at Phoenix …posted 17 points and playoff career-highs in rebounds (10) and minutes (40) Apr. 28 vs. Phoenix.

NOTABLES:
Has posted seven career double-doubles (5 points/rebounds, 2 points/assists), seven career 10+ rebound games, two 10+ assist games and four career 20+ point games.

PERSONAL:
(Along with his father Bill) One of three father/son combinations to win an NBA Championship (Rick and Brent Barry, Matt and Matt Jr. Guokas)…

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