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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
While he knew he was up to it, Calderon also noticed that it took until late November to get his chance, and he heard the snickers from fans and the media about his place on this team. The Cavs needed point guards, and Lue was playing Shumpert instead of him. “It does feel good to look back and see the team’s success while I was starting,” Calderon said. “I’m not going to lie and say you don’t hear some of the things that are said. I knew I could still play and I could contribute. I went out there and played against every point guard, I held my own and helped us win.”
Things didn’t go as planned the first 2 1/2 months this season, which turned out to be just fine for Calderon and the club. And if the team’s health at point guard corrects course, if Isaiah Thomas’ hip holds up and Dwyane Wade’s knees don’t buckle, Calderon will go back to doing what he was supposed to do for the Cavs (not playing). And that will be OK, too. “I did my job, I did what they needed me to do,” Calderon told cleveland.com.
Out of the early-season rotation — watching Derrick Rose, Iman Shumpert and others get their chance first — Calderon has shown why the Cavs were so dogged in their offseason pursuit. “He’s an oldie but goodie,” Kevin Love said. “Whether he’s playing five minutes or 35 minutes, he’s going to be Jose and go out there and knock down shots, play with a lot of poise. He’s been great for us. “He’s really getting us off to good starts and making big plays, getting us in our sets and being super scrappy, picking up full court on the defensive end. He’s just done a really, really good job for us and he had a great game tonight.”
Calderon scored a season-high 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting and 5-of-8 from 3-point range to go with six of the team’s 32 assists. That kind of game would typically earn him a meeting with the media. But when the locker room finally opened following the Cavaliers’ 121-112 win against the young Los Angeles Lakers, Calderon was already gone. “That’s typical Jose,” one team member said with a laugh.
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.”