Agents Rumors

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Calderon’s agent Mark Bartelstein said he and his client feel “very appreciative of the Lakers doing this,” while also crediting Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson. Though Calderon averaged a career-low 3.3 points on 41.6 percent shooting in 12.2 minutes through 24 games and 11 starts, the Lakers valued Calderon for mentoring the team’s younger players.
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Mark Bartelstein: “They liked having Jose around and thought he had a good influence in the locker room with the young guys. Magic wanted to keep him around for the season. Jose’s got a lot of basketball left in him and can play at a high level. But with the Lakers being in a rebuilding state, it didn’t make sense from a playing perspective.”
Storyline: Jose Manuel Calderon Free Agency
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The ex-Pistons point guard was waived by the New York Knicks on Monday, a transaction Jennings reportedly asked for, and is likely to wind up elsewhere. And that’s straight from the mouth of Jeff Schwartz, Jennings’ agent who contacted Pistons president-coach Stan Van Gundy. “He’s going to go to Charlotte,” Van Gundy told a group of Detroit reporters Monday afternoon. “I wasn’t surprised because I heard about it this morning. His agent contacted me and told me what was going on, so I guess I wasn’t surprised.
He has worked out for months, mostly in Miami, with trainer Stan Remy, best known for his work with Phoenix Suns guard Brandon Knight. He has a new agent, Washington-based Joel Bell. He’d like to hook on with a team immediately and start to learn its terminologies and such, but understands that some may need convincing, or may want to wait until the summer.