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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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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. Dec 5 - 12:55 PM

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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.
Dec 3 - 8:42 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.
Nov 29 - 11:20 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.
Nov 24 - 2:14 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.
Nov 23 - 1:06 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.
Nov 22 - 10:28 PM

Jose Calderon started in place of D'Angelo Russell (knee) on Friday vs. the Spurs, but played just 13 minutes with five points, three assists and one triple.

He didn't play much, as Jordan Clarkson and Lou Williams both saw a bump instead. Russell's absence was likely precautionary, so leave Calderon on the wire.
Nov 19 - 1:14 AM

Jose Calderon will start for the Lakers on Friday vs. the Spurs.

D'Angelo Russell is out with a sore left knee, but that's all we know at this point. Unless we hear that Russell's injury is serious, Calderon can be left on the wire in most cases. In addition to Calderon, expect Jordan Clarkson and Lou Williams to get a small bump sans Russell.
Nov 18 - 10:19 PM

Jose Calderon (calf) played four scoreless minutes in his season debut on Sunday.

Even at full strength, the veteran isn't expected to have a big role for the neophyte Lakers this season. He belongs on the waiver wire in nearly all leagues.
Oct 30 - 9:50 PM

Jose Calderon (calf) will be active vs. the Thunder on Sunday.

He may not be in the rotation right now, so he's not a lock to see the floor. Calderon can be left on the wire almost everywhere.
Oct 30 - 5:46 PM

Jose Calderon (calf) is probable to play against the Thunder on Sunday.

He went through practice on Thursday and did not play on Friday. Calderon is not a lock for the rotation with Marcelo Huertas in the mix and coach Luke Walton wanting to use a backcourt of Brandon Ingram and Jordan Clarkson at times.
Oct 29 - 2:56 PM

Jose Calderon (calf) will not play vs. the Jazz on Friday.

He was listed as doubtful, so this was the expectation. Calderon was able to practice on Thursday and is hoping to return to the lineup on Sunday vs. the Thunder. With that said, Calderon may not be in the rotation this season.
Oct 28 - 7:56 PM

Jose Calderon (calf) is doubtful for Friday vs. Utah.

Calderon is improving and did practice on Friday, so he is headed in the right direction. However, he won't suit up on Friday. Even when fully healthy, Calderon will have a tough time cracking the Lakers rotation.
Oct 28 - 1:40 PM

Jose Calderon (calf) practiced on Thursday.

He is still listed as doubtful in the game notes. With Calderon out on Wednesday, the Lakers gave Brandon Ingram some run at the point against the Rockets. Calderon turned 35 last month and has missed an average of 25 games per year over his last two. Based on the Lakers' plans, Calderon isn't a lock for the rotation all year.
Oct 27 - 4:11 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1D'Angelo Russell
2Jose Calderon
3Marcelo Huertas
SG1Lou Williams
2Jordan Clarkson
3Nick Young
SF1Luol Deng
2Brandon Ingram
3Metta World Peace
PF1Julius Randle
2Larry Nance
3Thomas Robinson
C1Timofey Mozgov
2Tarik Black
3Ivica Zubac