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NBA trends: Luke Walton's stock is rising as Warriors' shots keep falling

NBA trends: Luke Walton's stock is rising as Warriors' shots keep falling

News and notes from around the NBA:

Winning, not whining

The NBA reaffirmed that Luke Walton, serving as interim head coach of the Golden State Warriors, will not be credited with any of the Warriors' wins on his individual coaching record. Instead, all the team's wins will be credited to Coach Steve Kerr, who has been sidelined since before the start of the season while recovering from back surgery. There is no date for Kerr's return.

But on Tuesday the league honored Walton by naming him Western Conference coach of the month. Given how well Walton has guided his team without Kerr, look for the former Lakers forward to find many suitors this...

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