EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) -The Los Angeles Lakers re-signed Luke Walton to a multiyear contract Thursday.
The 27-year-old Walton, who has played all of his four NBA seasons with the Lakers, had become an unrestricted free agent and received a six-year deal, reportedly worth $30 million, to remain with the team.
That would more than triple the $1.4 million salary he received last season.
The 6-foot-8 Walton averaged career highs of 11.4 points, five rebounds and 4.3 assists in 60 games last season, all starts. He played 33 minutes a game, led the team in scoring twice, five times in rebounds and 18 times in assists.
He scored 20 or more points four times, including a career-high 25 on Dec. 8 against Atlanta, when he went 10-of-18 from the floor.
``This is where I wanted to be when the whole free agency started, and the fact that we could agree on a six-year, long-term deal is very exciting to me,'' Walton said Thursday at a news conference at the Lakers' training facility.
``I'm looking forward to helping this team and getting back to the playoffs and eventually bringing some more championships back to Los Angeles, where the trophies belong.''
Walton, the son of NBA Hall of Fame member Bill Walton, was taken out of the University of Arizona by the Lakers with the third selection in the second round (32nd overall) in the 2003 NBA draft. He has averaged 10.6 points, 5.1 rebounds and 4.1 assists in 73 career starts with the Lakers.
Overall, he has averaged 5.3 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 262 career games.

Top NBA Public Bets

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Thunder vs. Warriors Game 7 Pick What will be the story from Game 7 of the Western Conference Finals when the Golden State Warriors host the Oklahoma City Thunder at 9PM...
Thumbnail Warriors vs. Thunder Game 6 Pick Will it be another offensive showcase in Game 6 between the Golden State Warriors and the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight at...
Thumbnail Cavaliers vs. Raptors Prediction With an opportunity for the Cavaliers to knock off the Raptors, will Game 6 tonight at 8:30PM ET be low-scoring?
Thumbnail Thunder vs. Warriors Game 5 Pick Will the Oklahoma City Thunder close out Western Conference Finals tonight when they face the Golden State...
Thumbnail Raptors vs. Cavaliers Game 5 Pick The Toronto Raptors and Cleveland Cavaliers meet up in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals tonight....
More inNBA Articles  

NBA Team Pages