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Jose Calderon | Guard | #5

Team: Los Angeles Lakers
Age / DOB:  (35) / 9/28/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 210
College: None
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Jose Calderon wants to play for another three or four years.
Calderon has retired from the Spanish National Team and hopes less wear and tear will help him continue his NBA career. "I want to keep playing three or four years at the highest level and need more time to recover," Calderon said. While Calderon may accomplish his goal, the 34-year-old won't be anything more than a bench player at this point in his career and can be ignored by fantasy owners. Aug 30 - 10:54 AM
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Jose Calderon said that he's 100 percent healthy and he's eager to suit up for the Lakers this upcoming season.

"I’m ready to help when my name is called and ready, as well, for next season with the Lakers," said Calderon. "I think it’s going to be an exciting one and I’m happy to be there as well." Calderon will be fighting for reserve minutes with Marcelo Huertas this upcoming season, so he won't be worth drafting in any league.
Aug 10 - 10:46 AM

Jose Calderon acknowledged that he's no longer capable of playing starters minutes in the NBA, and he's happy to embrace a reserve role with the Lakers.

"I would like to play 15 years in the league, so hopefully three more years,’’ Calderon said. "I played 30 minutes [28.1] last year. I don’t think I’ll play that much ever again, so I’ll be able to play more years. I’m happy and comfortable here." Calderon will help backup D'Angelo Russell in Los Angeles, where he'll compete for limited reserve minutes with Marcelo Huertas. In other words, he won't be worth drafting in any format.
Jul 15 - 11:53 AM

The Bulls have agreed to trade Jose Calderon and two future second-round pick to the Lakers.

The veteran will earn $7.7 million in the final year of his contract. This was a simple salary-dump for the Bulls, who get back only the rights to an as-yet-unnamed player. Calderon started all 72 games in which he played for the Knicks last season, but averaged only 7.6 points, 1.2 triples, 3.2 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 0.9 steals in 28.1 minutes per game. He'll serve as a veteran mentor for young guards D'Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson, and it's doubtful that he'll have fantasy relevance in L.A.
Jul 6 - 10:18 PM

According to the Chicago Tribune, Jose Calderon is likely the penciled-in starter for the Bulls next season.

Calderon only has one year left on his deal and didn't play well for the Knicks last season, and there's also a good possibility that the Bulls add another point guard in free agency. If not, Calderon will battle Jerian Grant for the starting job, while Spencer Dinwiddie could be in the mix as well. The PG position in Chicago doesn't look very promising for fantasy purposes.
Jun 25 - 1:04 PM

Jose Calderon has been traded to the Bulls as part of Wednesday's blockbuster deal with the Knicks.

Jerian Grant is also headed to Chicago, where he and Calderon will be battling for minutes with Spencer Dinwiddie. It's also likely that the Bulls will acquire another lead PG in the coming months, and none of these guys jump out as outstanding draft-day targets.
Jun 22 - 3:20 PM

Coach Jeff Hornacek hinted the Knicks could use a younger point guard.

The Knicks were just 24th in pace last season and dead last in percentage of fast-break points, so a younger point guard would help push the tempo. Plus, the Knicks were 27th in assists per game. Jose Calderon's minutes will likely be dropping next season.
Source: NBA.com
Jun 3 - 10:27 PM

Jose Calderon was enthusiastic when discussing the Knicks' next head coach Jeff Hornacek during a recent interview.

"I’m happy to have a coach," Calderon said. "[Hornacek's team] played really good in Phoenix. You know, really fun basketball. Hopefully, we can play that way and have a little fun out there." Calderon added that he doesn't believe he'll have any trouble fitting in with Hornacek's uptempo offense, although there are no guarantees that the 35-year-old remains on the Knicks' roster when the 2016-17 season begins. Calderon's numbers have been trending in the wrong direction for two straight seasons, so he won't be worth anything more than a late-round flier on draft day.
Source: NBC Sports
Jun 1 - 10:01 AM

Jose Calderon (quad) will not play against the Pacers on Tuesday.

The Knicks were hoping Calderon might play again this season, but he'll now miss the regular season finale on Tuesday. Jerian Grant is likely to again start in Calderon's place and is an intriguing, low-dollar point guard play against the Pacers on Tuesday.
Apr 12 - 11:52 AM

Jose Calderon (quad) didn't play on Sunday, as expected.

Kurt Rambis suggested that Calderon could return this season but it's unclear why he'd bother, as New York is better served developing their young guys and there's just one game remaining. Leave Calderon where you found him -- on the waiver wire.
Apr 10 - 10:26 PM

Coach Kurt Rambis said there's a chance Jose Calderon (quad) can return this season.

So you're saying there's a chance? Calderon has not been practicing and there is no incentive to bring him back. For now, expect Jerian Grant to start the rest of the way as a possible low-end point guard in standard leagues.
Apr 6 - 5:53 PM

Jose Calderon (quad) did not practice on Tuesday.

Calderon did say that his quad is feeling better, although he would not commit to making it back to the court for New York's final four games of the year. With player development being a priority for the Knicks, it would be surprising for Calderon to return and thus take away minutes from Jerian Grant and Langston Galloway. There's not a league out there where Calderon should be owned.
Apr 5 - 5:25 PM

Jose Calderon (quad) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Pacers.

He's currently without an official timetable to return and is still on crutches, so he may just sit out the final five games of the year for New York. Langston Galloway and Jerian Grant will benefit most in Calderon's absence, with Grant operating as New York's starting point guard. Calderon belongs on the waiver wire in all leagues.
Apr 3 - 5:50 PM

Jose Calderon (right quad) is currently on crutches.

After the Knicks announced the veteran point guard would be out for "an extended time" on Friday, anyone still holding onto him should absolutely move on. Jerian Grant and Langston Galloway will be the prime beneficiaries with Grant sliding into Calderon's starting spot.
Source: ESPN
Apr 2 - 1:32 PM

Jose Calderon has a deep contusion of his right quad and he will be out for "an extended time," according to the Knicks.

Translation: Calderon is likely out for the season. The Knicks have nothing to play for and have been keeping Langston Galloway's minutes down, so it should be Jerian Grant getting most of the minutes and probably start, too. Calderon can be dropped everywhere.
Apr 1 - 5:32 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1D'Angelo Russell
2Jose Calderon
3Marcelo Huertas
4Julian Jacobs
SG1Jordan Clarkson
2Lou Williams
3Nick Young
SF1Luol Deng
2Brandon Ingram
3Anthony Brown
4Metta World Peace
PF1Julius Randle
2Larry Nance
3Yi Jianlian
4Thomas Robinson
5Zach Auguste
6Travis Wear
C1Timofey Mozgov
2Tarik Black
3Ivica Zubac