Walton under intense pressure, closer to Lakers exit

Luke Walton (Right) who has come under a whole lot of pressure could lose his managerial position at the Los Angeles Lakers if results fail to improve

The Los Angeles Lakers chief coach, Luke Walton who is under intense pressure is very much closer to an exit.

He has come under massive pressure this season as his team have made a terrible start to the 2018/19 campaign.

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The Lakers have won only four of their first nine games despite the purchase of Lebron James earlier this summer.

Magic Johnson convinced the forward to put pen-to-paper on a four-year contract after making his departure from the Cleveland Cavaliers.

But his arrival which was supposed to help the Lakers’ youngsters grow into a play-off contending side has not helped.

However, if Walton suffers a dismissal, then 2011 NBA champion, Jason Kidd is in line to take over as boss.

Kidd has most recently been in charge of Milwaukee Bucks and James is reportedly an admirer of the 10-time All-Star.

“LeBron James always wanted to play with J-Kidd,” an NBA league source made the disclosure to Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson.

“This would probably be the next best thing to that and anything is possible in this league,” the source concluded.

Lakers’ coach still likely to get the boot

Los Angeles Lakers coach, Luke Walton is soon likely to get the boot despite the team’s securing their first win.

Walton is the likeliest manager in the NBA to first earn a dismissal this season, that is as per oddsmakers.

But Tom Thibodeau (Wolves) and Fred Hoiberg (Bulls) both come after the tactician whose new-look Lakers have started off 1-3.

The new-look Lakers have gotten off to a very diffcult start so far this term, their first with LeBron James.

Meanwhile, all their three defeats have come against tough Western Conference competition which are the Trail Blazers, Rockets and Spurs.

And those are the type of matches the team needs to win as they aim to return to the playoffs.

Along with the losses, the Lakers have also had a direct involvement in a massive brawl.

Brandon Ingram (four games) and Rajon Rondo (three games) landed respective bans for their roles in the incident.

And that very same incident actually saw a whole lot of punches landing from both sides.

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