Walton said Friday that closed-door discussions are not for public consumption, but denied anything has changed this week.
"I'm going to go with Lonzo and LeBron".
Wojnarowski and McMenamin also are reporting that Johnson's aggressive tone in the meeting isn't unfamiliar to many members of the team's front office. He added that he "has a great relationship with management", and that he doesn't "feel like I am going anywhere".
Expectations are obviously sky-high now that LeBron is a Laker, but the team's 3-5 start should not come as a shock.
"Johnson's cutting appraisal elevated an already acute awareness within the Lakers coaching staff that there are intense and immediate pressures on Walton to deliver the franchise a victor in short order", ESPN reported. This is something that we do all the time. "But eventually we are going to get it, and we are going to be a really good team".
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With a three-time National Basketball Association champion, four-time MVP and 14-time All-Star like James on the team's roster and a host of young talent, Johnson expects significant improvements from the Lakers. Johnson puts the ball in Pelinka's hands on roster decisions and most day-to-day personnel matters.
So far, Walton has received nothing but support from James, as Walton attempts to find ways to mix in the veterans with the younger players. ESPN reported the same is true privately.
"I think Luke's trying to figure out what works best", James said.
"We'll get to a point where we know how comfortable we need to be with different lineups".