In an odd confluence of events, Jose Calderon was signed by the Golden State Warriors, and then two hours later waived by the team. The Warriors thanked him for his time and cut him a check for $415K.
The team needed to make an immediate adjustment in their plans, following the MRI results on Kevin Durant’s knee. The Warriors’ star forward injured his knee after Zaza Pachulia fell on it. Kevin is expected to miss at least four weeks of action due to a sprained MCL and a tibial bone bruise. Golden State waived Calderon to make room on their roster to sign Matt Barnes.
Jose left over $400,000 on the table when he parted ways with the Los Angeles Lakers because he had an agreement in place with the Warriors that they would sign him for the remainder of the season. The team still honored the agreement and paid him the $415,000 Calderon would have made playing for them for the rest of the season.
While Calderon technically was not paid said amount for literally two hours of tenure, the organization did show a touch of class in honoring their deal. And of course, receiving the full amount promised to him must have been a good thing. All in all, it was two hours well spent for Jose.