Luke Walton Under Fire from Lakers GM Magic Johnson

Can we blow somebody out please?’ Lakers show growing pains in close win

"What we discuss in our meetings is between us, but. we have been saying since the beginning, we're going to be patient", Walton said. Then when the shots stop falling like in the last four minutes of this game, this team loses it's rhythm and gets in real trouble. "We need to figure out how we can string together some great games or even good games and bring our win total from where it is now". He is going to struggle because there are so many new moving parts.

"We had some bad moments down the stretch but this is the best way to teach them", James said of his young team.

The Los Angeles Lakers had lost 16 straight games to the Portland Trail Blazers, but a huge bench effort led by Rajon Rondo, and a lot of LeBron James late, propelled them to a 114-110 victory at the Moda Center.

Walton reiterated to his team Friday to block out the outside noise, a message he has driven home since the start of the camp. We knew we were going to have a lineup change there. This is something that we do all the time. Clearly, they are looking for better things.

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Walton has spent the season trying to find the right rotations, using 104 lineups in their eight games, second only to the rebuilding Hawks' 140, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

The Los Angeles Lakers have not gotten off to the start they had hoped for when they signed LeBron James over the summer, and it sounds like president of basketball operations Magic Johnson is already losing his patience. "I think I'm actually at the two [shooting guard], but I just try to come in and try to play wherever the coach wants me".

"It's hard to get a handle around the league where defence is", Stotts said.

Following the Lakers' recent two-game road trip, in which they suffered losses to the Spurs and Timberwolves, Magic reportedly held a meeting in which he made it clear that "there are intense and immediate pressures on Walton to deliver the franchise a victor in short order".

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