The Atlanta Hawks are looking to add another point guard to the mix and are reportedly considering veteran Jose Calderon according to a report by ESPN.com’s Marc Stein.
The Hawks are looking at a number of PGs in search of backcourt depth, according to league sources, with Jose Calderon prime among them.— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) March 1, 2017
Calderon recently received a buyout from the Los Angeles Lakers and intended to join the Golden State Warriors. However, the Kevin Durant’s knee injury changed that plan. According to Stein, the Warriors will indeed sign Calderon as promised but will then waive him so that they can sign forward Matt Barnes.
Atlanta has navigated the entire season with just two true point guards in Dennis Schröder and Malcolm Delaney on the roster. Atlanta opened up a roster spot last week when Lamar Patterson was unexpectedly waived so that he could deal with a personal matter.
Calderon is a 12-year veteran having spent time in Toronto, Detroit, Dallas, New York and with the Lakers. He is a career 41 percent shooter from three-point range and has career averages of 9.3 points and 6.3 assists.