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2001-02 Los Angeles Lakers: Where are they now?

Modified 21 Feb 2018
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#8 Samaki Walker

Samaki Walker defended by Malik Rose
Samaki Walker #52 looks to drive past Malik Rose

After being selected 9th overall by the Dallas Mavericks in the 1996 NBA draft, Samaki played three seasons with the Mavericks. He then played another two seasons with the San Antonio Spurs before signing in as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2001. He started 63 of the 69 games played in the regular season. He finished with an average of seven rebounds and 1.28 blocks per game. He didn't play much in the NBA Finals with just 24 minutes in four games.

Where is he now: Walker played in China, Syria, and Lebanon after his NBA stint. Walker was arrested at Arizona for possessing performance enhancers in 2011. He then opened a basketball clinic company in Los Angeles in 2014. He has also worked in the NBA Players Association's coaching development program four years.

Published 20 Feb 2018, 21:14 IST
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