The Los Angeles Lakers have made some drastic changes over the last few weeks. Magic Johnson is now the new president of basketball operations, the team has made two trades and is headed in a new direction. Along with all these changes, the Lakers waived Jose Calderon on Monday.
According to The Vertical's Shams Charania, Calderon has been waived by the team. After passing through waivers, the NBA journeyman intends to sign with the Golden State Warriors:
"The Lakers have waived guard Jose Calderon, clearing way for Calderon to sign with Golden State, league source tells @TheVertical."
The veteran guard played in only 24 games for the Lakers this season. The 35-year-old averaged 3.3 points, 2.1 assists, and 1.7 rebounds per game.
With Calderon being waived, the Lakers roster stands at 14 players. Although it was uncertain what the team would do with the roster vacancy, it appears to the team isn't wasting any time and will fill the void left by Calderon's departure with a player from the Los Angeles D-Fenders.
A few hours after the news of Calderon being waived surfaced, the Lakers didn't waste any time filling the roster spot. The team now intends to sign guard David Nwaba, via Charania:
"The Los Angeles Lakers plan to sign guard David Nwaba of the L.A. D-Fenders on a 10-day contract, league sources tell @TheVertical."
Nwaba started 29 of the 38 games he played for the D-Fenders this season. The 24-year-old guard averaged 13.9 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 1.4 steals per game for Los Angeles before getting the call to fill a roster spot for the Lakers on Monday.
The Lakers will face the Charlotte Hornets at the STAPLES Center on Tuesday night. Once officially signed to the 10-day contract, Nwaba will join fellow newcomers Tyler Ennis and Corey Brewer who were acquired before last week's NBA trade deadline.