Update 4: Johnson:
That about settles it. A second-rounder or two is fine for the Lakers, but it’s nothing to get excited about.
Update 3: Bresnahan:
With conflicting information, we’ll have to wait and see.
Update 2: K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune:
That’s even less.
What are you doing, Lakers?
Update: Mike Bresnahan of Time Warner Cable SportsNet:
That isn’t much.
Now, Jose Calderon is headed to the Lakers.
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports:
Presumably, the Lakers get an asset — likely a draft pick — for taking Calderon.
Calderon is on an expiring contract that will pay him $7,708,427 next season. So, he won’t cut into the Lakers’ flexibility in future years. They also needed another point guard with D'Angelo Russell, and the free-agent market has dried up quickly at the position. Calderon, who turns 35 before the season, is a shell of himself, but he can still play a little.
Those are small bonuses, though. The main reason to make this trade is for the positive asset attached to Calderon.