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Lakers’ Jose Calderon out 2-4 weeks with hamstring strain

December 5, 2016
Los Angeles Lakers guard Jose Calderon (5) shoots against Memphis Grizzlies forward Troy Williams (10) in the first half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Lakers guard Jose Calderon will be sidelined for at least two weeks with a strained right hamstring.

The Lakers announced their latest injury problem Monday before hosting Utah in their 11th game in 18 days.

The Lakers also recalled rookie center Ivica Zubac from their D-League affiliate.

Calderon is averaging 4.7 points and 2.6 assists in his first season with the Lakers. The veteran Spanish point guard became a starter last month when D’Angelo Russell was sidelined with a sore left knee.

Calderon, Russell and Nick Young are all out for the Lakers (10-12). They have been among the NBA’s pleasant surprises, but injuries and a brutal schedule are conspiring against them.

Larry Nance Jr. sat out Saturday in Memphis, while Julius Randle missed games last month.

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