The Lakers free Calderon who points to the Warriors
The Los Angeles Lakers have ‘cut’ Jose Manuel Calderon. In an agreed move, the Californian franchise has dispensed with to allow him to look for a team with greater aspirations from here to end of season. Calderon had a contract until June, but the Lakers have the third-worst NBA record 19-41 young bases to develop and an important incentive to keep losing games retain their draft pick.
From Wednesday night, you will be free to choose destination. The NBA market has particularities. For the first 48 hours since the Lakers made their exit official, any team with salary space can claim Calderon. In that case, the target team takes over their full salary ($ 7.7 million this season). After those first 48 hours, the player is free to sign with anyone who wants for any amount.
The destination team would only pay the agreed amount and the Lakers would take care of the rest of the guaranteed salary. That limit of 48 hours is the important one: once franqueado, Jose Manuel Calderon would be free to sign with any equipment. According to ESPN, two of the main stakeholders would be the Golden State Warriors, big favorites to the ring.
The Warriors have already let Briante Weber leave, a base they had under a 10-day temporary contract and the Rockets have two free places on the squad. This type of movement is common in veterans who, like Calderon, are in the final year of contract with teams that no longer have options to enter the playoffs. If the player is free before March 1, he can play the playoffs with his new team.
These days for example, the Dallas Mavericks have done the same with Deron Williams three-time all star and double olympic gold, and Andrew Bogut, champion with the Warriors two years ago. In principle, both will sign for the Cleveland Cavaliers that before Williams was free they had shown interest in Calderon.