Final grade: Walton

Luke Walton, backup forward:
He sat quietly on the bench, healthy for the first time in several seasons but unable to play because of a logjam ahead of him. After the season, he went to retiring Lakers coach Phil Jackson and expressed his displeasure over his reduced role. He was not an impact player when he did play, however, and Jackson was right to keep him on the bench behind Ron Artest and Matt Barnes. It’s unclear what’s next for Walton, although he will get a chance to prove himself under new coach Mike Brown next season. He has two more seasons on his contract, and the Lakers probably wish they could trade him.

Stats: 54 games, 1.7 points, 1.2 rebounds and 1.1 assists.

Grade: D.

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