“It was just a patch of ice,” Radmanovic said. “I had my hands in the pockets, I didn’t have time to pull them out when I was falling down. So I fell straight on my shoulder.” Lakers coach Phil Jackson was dubious at best of Radmanovic’s report, answering a standard where-do-you-go-from-here question by saying, “After we get Pinkerton on the case, we’ll get back to you on that.” “We have to accept that story and go from there,” Jackson added. “We have to believe that our boys are being honest with us in this situation, right? … It is a situation that’s a curiosity, for sure.” Jackson later described the time Radmanovic will miss as “filling out the term of his sentence.” The eight-week timetable for Radmanovic’s injury would have him returning in mid-April for the final two games of the regular season. “I hope that we’re going to make the playoffs and hopefully I’ll recover sooner than they’re predicting,” Radmanovic said. “I’m not losing my hope. We’ll see how things are progressing.” The Lakers could start either Brian Cook or Maurice Evans in Radmanovic’s place tonight against Portland. They continue to wait for Luke Walton’s return from a sprained ankle. Walton is hopeful he could play Friday; Jackson said it might be a week. Help wanted? Jackson said he hadn’t talked with GM Mitch Kupchak about the possibility of reuniting with 41-year-old Scottie Pippen, who said over the weekend that he would like to come out of retirement and play again. With Radmanovic injured, Jackson did say, “To get through (the season) and get into the playoffs we may need some help.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! EL SEGUNDO – As if Kwame Brown’s cake-throwing incident last month wasn’t absurd enough, the Lakers now have the story of how Vladimir Radmanovic went out for coffee in Park City, Utah, and came back with a separated right shoulder. That was the account offered as the Lakers reassembled following the All-Star break and Radmanovic tried to explain how he slipped on an icy sidewalk Saturday afternoon and wound up with a shoulder injury that will sideline him for eight weeks.