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 last eight games – and nine of the last 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 on Nov. 23 and 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.
Beyond Huertas, Walton does have…