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Jose Calderon | Guard | #81

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (36) / 9/28/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 200
College: None
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Jose Calderon moved back into the starting lineup on Monday and hit 4-of-5 shots, 2-of-2 3-pointers and 4-of-4 free throws for season highs of 14 points, four rebounds, two assists and a steal in 28 minutes of a blowout win over the Pistons.
Calderon's stats on the entire season coming into this one were seven points, five assists, four rebounds and one steal in 47 minutes, so he pretty much blew all of that out of the water with tonight's performance. Unless you're in a 30-team league, you want nothing to do with Calderon, despite tonight's miracle. Nov 20 - 9:26 PM

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Jose Calderon will start on Monday vs. the Pistons.

Iman Shumpert (knee) is out for about a week and Derrick Rose (ankle) is at least two weeks away, but Calderon is only worth a look in deeper leagues at this point in his career. LeBron James is going to run the offense even more than usual, and Dwyane Wade should play some point as well.
Nov 19 - 1:39 PM

Jose Calderon was scoreless in 10 minutes off the bench in Friday's overtime loss against the Clippers.

Calderon actually started the third quarter with Iman Shumpert nursing a sore knee, but he was unable to seize the opportunity. Instead, it was Dwyane Wade and Kyle Korver stepping up and filling the void. Calderon continues to remain a non-factor for most fantasy owners.
Nov 17 - 10:57 PM

Jose Calderon played two scoreless minutes off the bench on Sunday.

Calderon filled in at PG while Derrick Rose (ankle) was out, but he was little more than a placeholder while LeBron James ran the offense.
Oct 29 - 10:51 PM

Jose Calderon made the start Saturday against the Magic, finishing with two points, two rebounds, two assists and two turnovers.

Calderon was subbing for the injured Derrick Rose, who rolled an ankle Friday in Milwaukee. The veteran will continue to see a fair amount of minutes until Isaiah Thomas (hip) is ready to return, but his fantasy appeal is rather minimal, even if he draws an occasional start.
Oct 21 - 10:56 PM

Jose Calderon played 30 minutes with 18 points, one rebound, five assists, one steal and four 3-pointers on Friday.

Another season, another year a team has to cut a point guard because of Jose Calderon. Kay Felder is gone, but Calderon should get minutes while Isaiah Thomas (hip) is on the shelf. He's not a fantasy option, though.
Oct 13 - 9:57 PM

Jose Calderon agreed to a one-year deal with the Cavs for the veteran's minimum.

This isn't exactly the big fish the Cavs were hoping for, but it's a start. Calderon does fit with the Cavs as a backup because he's a terrific spot-up shooter, but of course there are the defensive liabilities. Calderon is 35 years old and he probably tops out at just 16 minutes per game.
Jul 1 - 8:51 PM

According to Cleveland reporter Jason Lloyd, the Cavs are targeting Jose Calderon to be their backup point guard.

This is a surprising development, as it was assumed the Cavs were looking to improve their defense by getting younger and more athletic on the perimeter. Calderon averaged just 3.4 points and 2.1 assists in 13.1 minutes over 41 games last season. His shooting percentages also dipped. He shot a career-worst 41.0 percent from the floor and 31.3 percent from downtown.
Jul 1 - 9:06 AM

Jose Calderon said he has no plans to retire and would like to continue playing in the NBA.

Calderon ended up playing more minutes than expected for the Hawks in the 2017 postseason, averaging 4.3 points 2.2 assists in 12.5 minutes. "I think I showed out there that I can play a little bit. I think I can be helpful for a lot of teams. We’ll see where is the next chapter," said Calderon. A respected veteran and locker room leader, Calderon will likely land a one-year deal this summer, but he should be avoided in nearly all fantasy formats next season.
May 6 - 1:07 PM

Jose Calderon made a rare start for the short-handed Hawks on Wednesday, posting 12 points, five assists, two 3-pointers and two rebounds in 30 minutes of action.

The veteran was promoted with Dennis Schroder getting the night off for rest. He'll be an unrestricted FA this summer and will likely be trying to latch onto a contending team as backcourt depth. He's still a capable playmaker, but his defensive flaws aren't getting better at age 35.
Apr 12 - 11:43 PM

Jose Calderon logged just 12 minutes off the bench with Dennis Schroder (knee) back in action on Sunday, finishing with just two points, three boards, three assists and nothing else.

As long as Schroder is healthy and active, Calderon won't receive enough minutes to justify a roster spot in any setting.
Apr 9 - 7:24 PM

Jose Calderon scored seven points in a start for Dennis Schroder (foot) on Friday, adding four rebounds, seven assists and one 3-pointer in 25 minutes.

That'll work. Schroder was briefly in the starting lineup today, so chances are it's just a one-game thing. Calderon was also outplayed by Malcolm Delaney, so he may not get 25 minutes again even if Schroder is out.
Apr 7 - 10:34 PM

Jose Calderon will start for Friday against the Cavs.

Dennis Schroder is not going to play and Malcolm Delaney is coming off an injury, so potentially Calderon could get some good minutes. There's still plenty of risky of using a guy who isn't really capable of playing big minutes anymore, so using Calderon in DFS isn't a sure-fire punt move.
Apr 7 - 6:50 PM

Jose Calderon is struggling mightily in his role as backup point guard for the Hawks.

"When I came here, I was trying to make shots for this team," Calderon said. "That is not working so I’m trying to do everything I can on the court. The ball is not falling in the basket. Why? I’m not sure. I’ve never missed so many shots in my life." Over his last five games, Calderon is 1-for-10 from the floor and averaging 0.6 points and 2.0 assists. He belongs on waivers in all fantasy leagues.
Mar 28 - 11:14 AM

Jose Calderon scored one points with three rebounds, two assists and one steal in 21 minutes against the Nets on Sunday.

Yeah, the Hawks probably shouldn't be rolling with two-PG lineups of Calderon and Dennis Schroder. Calderon will lose minutes once the Hawks get a starter back.
Mar 26 - 4:38 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Derrick Rose
2Jose Calderon
3Isaiah Thomas
4London Perrantes
SG1J.R. Smith
2Dwyane Wade
3Kyle Korver
4Iman Shumpert
SF1LeBron James
2Jeff Green
3Cedi Osman
PF1Jae Crowder
2Channing Frye
C1Kevin Love
2Tristan Thompson
3Ante Zizic