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Jose Calderon
Jose Calderon
Position: G
Born: 09/28/81
Height: 6-3 / 1.91
Weight:210 lbs. / 95.3 kg.
Salary: $2,328,652
Cleveland used its seventh starting lineup in 17 games, with Jose Calderon starting at point guard for the injured Iman Shumpert. Calderon’s 14 points were easily a season high. He added four rebounds and two assists. “The game ball goes to Jose Calderon for sure tonight,” James said. “Coming in and starting, playing exceptionally well running the offense, making big-time shots. He was great. And it’s great to see Jae get his feel, his touch from the perimeter starting off the game and continuing that into the second half until we all came out.”
Jose Calderon will make his second start for the Cavaliers at point guard this season when they play the Detroit Pistons on Monday. Calderon, 36, has appeared in just seven games, playing about 10 minutes in Friday’s win over the Clippers because of Iman Shumpert’s knee soreness. He’s averaging 1.0 points and 0.7 assists. “You see any other point guards around,” cracked Tyronn Lue, when asked how he came to decide to play Calderon.
“I was excited for sure,” Calderon said. “I was always say this, people ask me about basketball or whatever, I think you can learn until you retire. I’m still playing basketball because I really enjoy it and have fun doing it. If not, I don’t need to be here. I could be with my family, spending a lot of time and relaxing. I play for 13 years here, but I was a professional for seven in Spain, so it’s been awhile. So, yes, I love it.”
Lue was (is?) as big of a supporter as Calderon has in the organization. Look, Calderon, 36, is a really nice guy who’s had a long and respectable career (13 seasons). I am tired of writing bad things about him and the organization for signing him on July 1, the first day of free agency. Lue simply can’t use him while teams are running up and down the court, and Calderon takes too long to get the ball up the court.
Joe Vardon: Much has been made about the ‘chaos’ surrounding the Cavs over the summer. Was there a point where you felt it, too? Koby Altman: I mean, there was certainly a shock when you come to the office and David Griffin’s not there. The leader of the franchise and an incredible mentor to me. But, we’ve dealt with an incredible scrutiny nationally, locally, the outside narrative of chaos. We don’t listen to that. We’ve gone through that. Actually our most controversial year was when we won the championship. We made a coaching change midseason. And so we deal with that stuff, we just put our head down and go. We sort of ignore the noise. And throughout the offseason we were making positive additions. Again, the outside narrative wasn’t that, but every addition we made: from Jose Calderon, re-signing Kyle Korver, bringing Jeff Green in, Derrick Rose. These are really positive incremental steps to getting better, and that’s, we thought the team we were going to bring back was championship level. We’re going to add to get incrementally better.