Lakers Acquire Jose Calderon

JULY 7th, 8:07pm: The trade is official, the Bulls announced via press release.

JULY 6th, 9:22pm: The Lakers and Bulls have agreed to a trade that will send Jose Calderon to Los Angeles, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports (Twitter link). It’s unknown what Chicago is receiving in return, though with the team looking to clear cap room, it’s not likely to be a player.

Chicago had acquired Calderon as part of the Derrick Rose trade with New York and needed to clear his cap hit in order to ink Dwyane Wade, who has reportedly agreed to a deal with the team. Also being shipped out of Chicago tonight is Mike Dunleavy. The Nets were close to acquiring Calderon before Los Angeles swooped in, Marc Stein of ESPN.com tweets.

Calderon appeared in 72 games for the Knicks this past season and averaged 7.6 points, 3.2 rebounds and 4.1 assists in 28.1 minutes per outing. His slash line was .459/.414/.875.

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15 thoughts on “Lakers Acquire Jose Calderon

  1. Thronson5

    Lol I told my buddy the Lakers would end up trading for this guy to clear space for the Bulls. They should pull their qualifying offer for Huertes though or however it’s spelled. I’m ok with then taking him on as a back up guard who is a veteran.

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  2. bowserhound

    Kupchak has gained veterans…that’s about it this year. Not inspiring at all.

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    • Jeremy

      It better then doing nothing. They have a good young core added with good vets

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  3. Steve in Chicago

    Not sure how this trade works, do Lakers have enough cap room to just take him with no one in return? Doesn’t work in trade machine, but sending back Russell does. 8))

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  4. Matthew

    WOW, Calderon, Dunleavy, and Medagovic? Watch out Warriors! lol

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  5. Erik in Oki

    Lakers are gonna be terrible this year(again). Should’ve drafted Porzingis.

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