Highlighted by his epic performance down the stretch against the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday, Luke Walton emerged as a potential candidate to soon enter my personal Hall of Fame for random Cavaliers to go on the most memorable runs in recent history.
Then, following Wednesday’s win over the Toronto Raptors, Walton officially joined that group headlined by the legendary Lester Hudson.
In his last two games, Walton has averaged 6.5 points, six assists and six rebounds in 22.5 minutes per night.
More important than the fact that he's essentially doubled his season long stat-line for each category, however, is that Walton has also helped lead a Kyrie Irving-less Cavaliers team to back-to-back wins in the process.
On Wednesday, Walton played critical minutes to help the Cavs' reserves out-score the Raptors bench 39-8.
His fit with that group, alongside Wayne Ellington, Marreese Speights and C.J. Miles, is the first thing I asked Luke about following the game.
Walton has now made 33 appearances for the Cavaliers this season averaging 16.1 minutes per night. What makes his recent tear most surprising is the fact that last season he played a combined total of only 30 games averaging 7.2 minutes.
All of which led me to my next question for Walton, that I asked just after the local television news cameras dispersed having already acquired the requisite video of Luke Walton talking Cavs that their bosses are most certainly demanding these days.no comments