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Old 07-13-05, 05:57 PM
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Walton agrees to two-year deal to stay with Lakers

Walton agrees to two-year deal to stay with Lakers news services

Los Angeles Lakers: Free agent Luke Walton has agreed to terms with the Lakers on a two-year deal, his agent, Lon Babby told ESPN Insider Chad Ford on Wednesday.

Walton played sparingly for the Lakers last season, but he's a favorite of head coach Phil Jackson because of his passing ability and understanding of the triangle offense.

With the Lakers talking trade with the Wizards concerning a Caron Butler for Kwame Brown swap, there might be more time opening up at the small forward position for Walton next season.
"We would have two less championships here if it wasn't for Manu Ginobili," Popovich said. "In my book, Manu Ginobili is the stud of the world.
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