Luke Walton played for the Lakers from 2003-2012 and is currently an assistant coach with the Warriors.
Paul Pierce's PER dropped from 15.1 with the Wizards to 8.2 with the Clippers and his minutes fell to under 20 per game.
The Lakers had plans to interview Ettore Messina at some point next week but they were canceled after meeting with Luke Walton.
The Cavs and Tyronn Lue's representatives came to a verbal agreement on a new deal that would pay him $3 million prorated for 2015-16 and $3 million next season, with a team option for a third year.
Nate Duncan and Danny Leroux break down Friday's games (MIA/CHA, LAC/POR, TOR/IND), preview Spurs/Thunder and Blazers/Warriors and analyze Luke Walton getting hired by the Lakers.
Stephen Curry has a sprained MCL in his right knee and was originally going to be re-evaluated in two weeks.
Williams agreed to a buyout of the final two seasons of his contract with the Brooklyn Nets last July and signed with the Mavericks, averaging 14.1 points, 5.8 rebounds and 2.9 rebounds per game this season.
Tyler Johnson had surgery to repair the rotator cuff in his left shoulder on February 3 and has not played in a game since January 26.
The Rockets never were able to come together as Daryl Morey expected this season.
Daryl Morey defended the Rockets' season from criticism and also accused other teams of planting or influencing stories about the team.