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Jose Calderon | Guard | #81

Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (35) / 9/28/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 200
College: None
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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

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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

Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer said he's still evaluating his backup PG position.

Jose Calderon has moved ahead of Malcolm Delaney on the depth chart and is averaging 13.5 minutes per game over his last four outings, while Delaney hasn't seen the floor in that span. "No doubt that Jose has been great. Jose is so positive and talking and in Dennis’ face, in everybody’s face. He’s like wow," Budenholzer said. "To have both of those guys, I wouldn’t under-sell what Malcolm does. I think he’s been real good next to Dennis." While this situation is fluid, there's no fantasy appeal here.
Mar 16 - 11:23 AM

Jose Calderon scored two points with one rebound and two assists in 13 minutes against the Raptors on Friday.

He helped propel the second unit to a game-changing run in his second game. Calderon won't have value when Dennis Schroder is in the lineup.
Mar 11 - 1:06 AM

Jose Calderon made his Hawks debut vs. Brooklyn on Wednesday, going scoreless with one assist in 12 minutes.

It's a study in contrasts with the veteran Calderon, a perennial assist-to-turnover maestro, coming off the bench behind Dennis Schroder. His arrival is bad news for anyone that owns Malcolm Delaney (DNP-CD) in deep leagues, but otherwise it won't have serious implications.
Mar 8 - 10:45 PM

Jose Calderon picked up a DNP-CD during Sunday's loss to the Pacers.

This will likely be the first of many DNPs headed Calderon’s way as a member of the Hawks. As long as Dennis Schroder is healthy, Calderon can safely remain on the waiver wire in all leagues.
Mar 5 - 5:37 PM

Jose Calderon is not expected to make his debut for the Hawks on Sunday vs. the Pacers.

The Hawks claimed Calderon off waivers on Saturday and he will be in uniform Sunday, but he needs to go through a practice first. Once Calderon is up to speed with his new team, it's possible that he could unseat Malcolm Delaney as the backup PG.
Mar 5 - 11:29 AM

The Hawks have claimed Jose Calderon off waivers.

This move has been expected ever since Kevin Durant (knee) went down. Calderon was signed by the Warriors for two hours before releasing him to allow the Hawks to claim him. Considering Malcolm Delaney hasn't played too well, Calderon may be the new backup point guard. He's a better shooter than Dennis Schroder and Tim Hardaway Jr. has shown he can handle the ball, so it's not crazy to think Calderon takes a few minutes from Scrhdoer. Still, Calderon can be left on the waiver wire in almost all fantasy leagues.
Mar 4 - 5:12 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Isaiah Thomas
2Derrick Rose
3Jose Calderon
4Kay Felder
SG1J.R. Smith
2Kyle Korver
3Iman Shumpert
SF1LeBron James
2Jeff Green
3Richard Jefferson
4Cedi Osman
PF1Kevin Love
2Jae Crowder
C1Tristan Thompson
2Channing Frye
3Walter Tavares
4Kendrick Perkins
5Ante Zizic