The Lakers are exploring their buyout options with veteran guard Jose Calderon, Marc Stein of ESPN says. Both the Warriors and Rockets would emerge as the most likely suitors, he adds in a separate tweet.
In 24 games this season, Calderon has played sparingly, averaging just 3.3 points and 2.1 assists per game. Just last season the guard played a prominent role with the Knicks and the 35-year-old guard would be a cheap source of leadership and productivity off the bench for a team with eyes on the NBA title.
Calderon is in the last year of a four-year contract, owed $7.7MM in 2016/17.