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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
Contract: view contract details

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Updating a previous report, Jose Calderon (left calf) has been ruled out for opening night.
There's not a league out there where Calderon's playing status matters. Oct 25 - 4:34 PM

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Jose Calderon (left calf) is doubtful to suit up for the Lakers' regular-season opener against the Rockets on Wednesday.

The 35-year-old is the third-string point guard in Los Angeles, and painfully irrelevant in all leagues.
Oct 25 - 3:50 PM

Jose Calderon (strained left calf) sat out of Saturday's practice.

Calderon is not a lock for opening night and appears to now be third on the PG depth chart behind Marcelo Huertas. Even if the veteran is ready for the start of the regular season, he will not be worth drafting in any fantasy format.
Oct 22 - 5:13 PM

Jose Calderon (strained left calf) has been ruled out for Friday's preseason finale against the Suns.

Calderon is perpetually injured and not worth drafting in any setting.
Oct 20 - 3:51 PM

Jose Calderon (strained left calf) didn't play on Wednesday and doesn't expect to return before the Lakers' season opener.

The veteran said it's "more practical" for him to sit out Friday's preseason finale, which makes perfect sense. His primary role will be mentoring young guards D'Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson this season, which removes him from the conversation in 12-team leagues.
Oct 20 - 1:18 AM

Jose Calderon (calf) did not practice on Tuesday.

Luke Walton hinted that Calderon would remain on the sidelines for Wednesday's preseason matchup with the Warriors, saying that he's in no rush to get him back on the court. The oft-injured 35-year-old is not worth drafting in any setting.
Oct 18 - 4:09 PM

Jose Calderon (calf) did not practice on Monday and will not play on Wednesday.

The team said it is a precaution. Calderon did not play over the weekend, but he was in uniform. He is not a lock for the rotation and is battling for the backup job with Marcelo Huertas.
Oct 17 - 4:55 PM

Jose Calderon is battling Marcelo Huertas for the backup point guard position behind D'Angelo Russell.

"I’m sure throughout the season we’ll lean on different ones at different times depending on what we need," Luke Walton said. "But I feel completely confident with either one of them on the floor running the team." For what it's worth, Walton called Calderon a "phenomenal shooter and one of the best shooters on our team," but also added that "he's a little older," an indication that he'll be careful with how much playing time the veteran receives. Regardless of the decision, neither backup PG will have fantasy value with D-Lo running the show.
Oct 15 - 5:16 PM

Jose Calderon has a slight strain on his left calf and will not play on Saturday night.

Another year, another Calderon leg injury. Calderon had a calf injury last March, but that was to his right leg -- he also had calf issues in 2014, 2013, 2011 and 2010. The Lakers obviously won't be rushing him back and there's no need for him with D'Angelo Russell playing extremely well.
Oct 14 - 4:36 PM

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.
Source: Hoops Hype
Aug 30 - 10:54 AM

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1D'Angelo Russell
2Marcelo Huertas
3Jose Calderon
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