Walton to do color commentary

Updated: December 8, 2009, 8:11 PM ET
Associated Press

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- Injured forward Luke Walton is trading his Los Angeles Lakers jersey for a seat behind the microphone.

Walton will fill in for radio color commentator Mychal Thompson when the Lakers play Friday against Minnesota and Saturday at Utah. Thompson will miss those games because of a death in his family, the team said Tuesday.

Television color commentator Stu Lantz will miss six Lakers' games from Dec. 11-20 while his wife recovers from surgery. "Hot" Rod Hundley, a ...

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