The job of Luke Walton is in peril if the Sacramento Kings continue their slide, sources tell The Athletic. The Kings started the season 5-4 before losing four straight.

The Kings are determined to break their 15-year playoff drought and Walton won't be given the same leeway to turn things around as he was last season.

Walton's approval rating with players and the partnership he created with Monte McNair allowed him to return this season.

Walton has this season and next guaranteed on his contract for a combined $11.5 million.