Vujacic In, Walton Out

After this morning’s shootaround, it appeared that both Sasha Vujacic and Luke Walton would play this evening.

As it turns out, Vujacic is on the active roster, while Walton will spend another game in street clothes.

In his regular pregame media session, Phil Jackson explained that although Walton could play if he had to, the Lakers would like to go through a full practice as he’s been out for the past two weeks.

In the locker room, Walton said that he’s finally pain free (clearly good news), and is targeting Monday’s game against Cleveland for his return.

Jackson added that he’s not sure how many Vujacic will play against Orlando, but intimated that it’s more likely for him to stay on the court for stretches of time (rather than going in and out) in order to keep his back loose.