Lakers guard Jose Calderon (hamstring) out 2-4 weeks

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Beyond Huertas, Walton does have options at point guard. However, elevating Lou Williams or Jordan Clarkson to the starting lineup would mean breaking up the successful second unit, which leads the NBA in bench scoring.After jumping out to one of the NBA’s most surprising starts, the Lakers have recently struggled to stay healthy. Starting guard Nick Young is out two to four weeks due to a strained Achilles tendon. Forward Larry Nance Jr. missed Saturday’s game against the Grizzlies with a knee contusion. The Lakers are suddenly thin at point guard after the Lakers announced Monday veteran Jose Calderon will join D’Angelo Russell on the sidelines and will miss two to four weeks with a strained right hamstring.Calderon, 35, started the past eight games — and nine of the past 10 — while Russell sat with knee pain. The Lakers (10-12) are 3-6 with Calderon in the starting lineup. He averaged 6 points and 3.7 assists as a starter in 17.2 minutes per game.Russell received a platelet-rich plasma injection, a minimally invasive procedure, on his knee Nov. 23. At the time the Lakers said he would miss a minimum of two weeks. The second-year guard averaged 16.1 points, 4.8 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game.Calderon left Saturday’s loss at Memphis due to the hamstring strain. Marcelo Huertas started the second half in his place.last_img

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