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Jose Calderon is ‘expected’ to sign with the Warriors in free agency once the Lakers buy him out

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It sounds like the veteran will go from the lottery to ring chasing.

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The Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly talking about buying out little-used reserve Jose Calderon. It sounds like that is pretty much a done deal, because Anthony Slater of the San Jose Mercury News reports that the “Warriors are expected to sign Jose Calderon once he works out a buyout with the Lakers.”

Calderon has by all accounts been a solid mentor for the younger Lakers, and has never groused about his playing time coming and going based on injuries elsewhere in the rotation.

Calderon is averaging career-lows in points (3.3) and assists (2.1) per game, but the 11-year veteran is still knocking down 35.3 percent of his 3-pointers. The Warriors most likely believe that he’ll look better surrounded by the copious amounts of talent that Golden State possesses than he does helping the Lakers’ young core run an offense.

Harrison Faigen is co-host of the Locked on Lakers podcast (subscribe here), and you can follow him on Twitter at @hmfaigen.