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Jose Calderon | Guard | #5

Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Age / DOB:  (35) / 9/28/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 200
College: None
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Lakers coach Luke Walton said he has found it "tricky" to integrate Jose Calderon into the lineup.
The 32-year-old veteran is healthy again after recovering from a hamstring injury, but he hasn't played since Dec. 3 and Walton doesn't want to disrupt the chemistry between Lou Williams and Jordan Clarkson off the bench. "We’d love to find opportunities to get Jose out there," Walton said. "If it comes, we’ll give it to him." With the Lakers sliding fast in the standings, we'd be surprised if Calderon's role grew significantly in the new year. Jan 2 - 9:41 AM

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Jose Calderon (right hamstring strain) is listed as probable for Tuesday's game vs. the Jazz.

Calderon was active on Sunday vs. the Clippers but did not enter the game. He should be left on the waiver wire.
Source: NBA.com
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 12:29:00 PM

Jose Calderon (hamstring) was active on Christmas Day vs. the Clippers.

We're taking the veteran point guard off of the injury report.
Mon, Dec 26, 2016 03:12:00 PM

Jose Calderon (hamstring) and Tarik Black (ankle) both feel "great" and may play vs. the Clippers on Sunday.

Both guys sound closer to 'probable' tonight, but we'll have confirmation closer to tip-off.
Sun, Dec 25, 2016 08:54:00 PM

Jose Calderon (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Clippers.

The oft-injured guard has been out since Dec. 5, but he wasn't in the rotation at times once the Lakers were healthy. In the last three with D'Angelo Russell back, Russell has locked up the starting point guard minutes with Lou Williams and Jordan Clarkson securing most of the backup guard minutes, so Calderon isn't really needed anyway.
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 03:42:00 PM

Jose Calderon (hamstring) was doing some pre-game work with assistant coaches on Friday.

Hey, at least it's progress. Calderon is still expected to be out for the rest of December. He may not even be in the rotation upon his return.
Fri, Dec 23, 2016 05:10:00 PM

Jose Calderon (hamstring) will not play Tuesday vs. the Hornets.

Calderon was hit with a 2-4 week timetable on Dec. 5, and given that he tends to be a slow healer, there's no reason to expect him back any time soon. He belongs on the waiver wire everywhere.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 04:52:00 PM

Jose Calderon (right hamstring strain) will not play on Wednesday vs. the Nets but could return to practice on Thursday.

He was given a 2-4 week timetable on Dec. 5, so he will be way ahead of schedule if he practices Thursday. However, he may not be in the rotation when he returns with D'Angelo Russell back from his knee injury. Leave Calderon on the wire.
Wed, Dec 14, 2016 12:09:00 PM

Jose Calderon (right hamstring strain) is expected to be sidelined for 2-4 weeks.

An MRI confirmed the diagnosis as the bad luck continues to pile up on the Lakers. Marcelo Huertas could end up moving into the starting lineup until D'Angelo Russell (knee) is able to return, as coach Luke Walton prefers to keep Lou Williams and Jordan Clarkson with the second unit. Brandon Ingram should also have the ball in his hands a bit more moving forward.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 12:55:00 PM

Jose Calderon (right hamstring strain) has been ruled out for Monday’s game against the Jazz.

With Calderon, Nick Young (Achilles), D’Angelo Russell (knee) all set to spend Monday night on the sidelines, the Lakers could go with a starting backcourt of Jordan Clarkson and Marcelo Huertas, with Clarkson being the preferable fantasy target. Lou Williams, who is coming off a 40-point game, will also see some increased opportunity on Monday night, as would Brandon Ingram.

Jose Calderon (right hamstring) will not return to Saturday's game.

He was feeling a lot of discomfort, was checked out near the bench for a couple minutes and the training staff took him to the locker room. Calderon has dealt with hamstring strains throughout his career, so he's almost certainly going to miss time. With D'Angelo Russell (knee) also out, there will be plenty of minutes going to Marcelo Huertas now while Jordan Clarkson and Lou Williams may pick up a little more work.
Sat, Dec 3, 2016 08:42:00 PM

Jose Calderon hit 1-of-5 shots for two points and six assists in 16 minutes against the Pelicans on Tuesday.

Calderon has now played fewer than 17 minutes in back-to-back games and has not been a huge factor in either of the games. It appears that the Lakers will roll with Jordan Clarkson at the one, who played 29 minutes on Tuesday night and 32 minutes in the previous game. Calderon holds little fantasy value at this time and should only be owned in the deepest of leagues. He will completely disappear once D'Angelo Russell is back from his knee injury.
Tue, Nov 29, 2016 11:20:00 PM

Jose Calderon started Wednesday's blowout loss to the Warriors, finishing with seven points, six assists, four rebounds and one 3-pointer in 20 minutes.

D'Angelo Russell has been ruled out 2-3 weeks which leaves Calderon as the presumptive starter until he returns. The opportunity isn't likely to yield much fantasy value, however, as Calderon's usage is limited and he contributes just a handful of assists and 3-pointers. Jordan Clarkson and Lou Williams are infinitely more appealing options both short- and long-term.
Thu, Nov 24, 2016 02:14:00 AM

Jose Calderon started on Tuesday vs. the Thunder, scoring 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting (all from beyond the arc) in 23 minutes.

In his previous start in place of D'Angelo Russell (knee), Calderon played just 13 minutes. He almost doubled that workload with 23 minutes on Tuesday, adding six rebounds, four assists, two steals and two turnovers. While Russell will miss at least one more game on Wednesday vs. the Warriors, Calderon should only be considered in very deep leagues as a streaming option.
Wed, Nov 23, 2016 01:06:00 AM

Jose Calderon is starting at point guard on Tuesday vs. the Thunder.

The Lakers know better than to start Calderon on Russell Westbrook, so expect Nick Young to take that defensive assignment. D'Angelo Russell (knee) will miss the next two games, but Calderon is not a fantasy pickup after playing 13 minutes in his previous start.
Tue, Nov 22, 2016 10:28:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1D'Angelo Russell
2Jordan Clarkson
3Jose Calderon
4Marcelo Huertas
SG1Nick Young
2Lou Williams
SF1Luol Deng
2Brandon Ingram
3Metta World Peace
PF1Julius Randle
2Larry Nance
3Thomas Robinson
C1Timofey Mozgov
2Tarik Black
3Ivica Zubac