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. Draft pick coming to the lakers?

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  3. 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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  4. Jeremy

    I like the move he a soild vet who can reach Russell

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  5. 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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    • aarongill

      Lakers have 22 mill. He easily fits in.

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    • Thronson5

      They still have plenty of money and no way would they include Russell lol

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  6. Yamsi12

    D’angelo should go in the trade.

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    • Thronson5

      Ignorance

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    • I thought they were shipping ingram straight up for him.

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  7. Matthew

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

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    • Yamsi12

      Lakers gettin it DONE!

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  8. Erik in Oki

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

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  9. CodyGadbois

    Goodbye calbron

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