Andrew Bogut, Jose Calderon Finalize Buyouts

Andrew Bogut and Jose Calderon have completed their buyouts, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical (Twitter links). Per Marc Stein of ESPN, neither player can sign with a team until clearing waivers Wednesday. While Bogut is likely to join the Cavs, he will hold talks with the Spurs, Rockets, and Celtics before reaching a decision (Twitter links).

Both the Lakers and Sixers have announced the transactions via press release. Now presumed to join the Warriors, Calderon and his agent released a statement commending the Lakers’ accommodation.

“I’m very appreciative of the Lakers doing this,” Mark Bartelstein told Mark Medina of the L.A. Daily News. “This is something we had gone to them and talked about since Jose wasn’t playing much…I’m very appreciative of Magic [Johnson] doing this. Jose’s got a lot of basketball left in him and can play at a high level. But with the Lakers being in a rebuilding state, it didn’t make sense from a playing perspective.”

Joe Vardon of discussed obstacles in Bogut’s path to Cleveland, noting Houston’s interest in the Australian big man. Following their signing of Isaiah Taylor, the Rockets should have more than $3MM of cap space to offer Bogut.

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11 thoughts on “Andrew Bogut, Jose Calderon Finalize Buyouts

    • Jose Calderon to Warriors. We’ve known that for two days. The Classy organization that the Warriors are have already released Weber so he can sign with a new team asap and perhaps be eligible for the playoff run. I believe Weber went to Charlotte.

    • ScruffyTheJanitor

      Heard it here first? Those rumors have been floating around since the trade deadline.

  1. beany_boy

    Sam Amico‏ @AmicoHoops

    Deron Williams on Andrew Bogut: We’ve been in contact. That’s all I’ll say. #Cavs

  2. TooSmart4DaBS

    Bogut would be an absolute fool to sigh with the Cavs, after J.R. Smith purposely caved into his knee last season in the Finals, which ultimately led to Bogut’s season being ended and the Warriors not winning as defending champs.

    • Pihc123

      Omg. That scenario is almost as bad as the oscars getting best movie announced wrong. I say Bogut would have incentive to get back at the warriors for dumping his D (that got the warriors a championship in ’15.) by going to the team that could way lay that thought.

    • Bogut is hardly the reason why the Warriors blew a 3-1 lead. If so, you’re basically saying that Bogut played a bigger role in the Warriors success than Curry, Klay, or Draymond.

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