There have been no internal discussions about Lakers coach Luke Walton’s job status in the wake of the team’s loss to the lowly Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night, according to people with knowledge of the situation not authorized to speak publicly on the sensitive matter.
Walton “will definitely finish the season” and has the full support of the Lakers’ front office, one person said.
Lakers owner Jeanie Buss, president of basketball operations Magic Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka are all on the same page regarding Walton being the coach for the rest of the season, the people said.
Buss especially wants to give Walton every opportunity to succeed, one person said.
Report: D’Angelo Russell Out Two Weeks with Right Thumb Sprain
Warriors guard D’Angelo Russell, who suffered a sprained right thumb during last night’s game against the Boston Celtics at Chase Center, underwent an MRI last night. The MRI confirmed the sprain. Russell will be re-evaluated in two (2) weeks and will not travel with the team on its upcoming four-game road trip to New Orleans, Memphis, Dallas and Utah.
Source: Golden State Warriors
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Report: Kevin Huerter Out Two Weeks with Left Rotator Cuff Strain
Atlanta Hawks guard Kevin Huerter underwent a medical examination and an assessment of his MRI today at the Emory Sports Medicine Complex in Atlanta. He has been diagnosed with a left rotator cuff strain with an associated shoulder capsule strain. He will enter a period of rehabilitation and treatment, and will be re-examined in two weeks.
Source: Atlanta Hawks