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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: $7,708,427
Not so much Monday, when he took on a bigger role with Dennis Schroder’s three first-quarter fouls changing the tone. The Hawks went from down 27-18 to ahead 59-50 at halftime behind the spark provided by Calderon (10 points, five assists) and Kent Bazemore (16 points, seven assists) in a 111-101 victory in Game 4 to tie the series at 2. “I always think I’m going to be on the podium,” Calderon said after playing 20 minutes and making 4 of 9 shots, inlcuding two three-pointers.
Hardaway also agreed with the idea that the two had the flexibility to share the on- and off-ball responsibilities as they have done in the first few games. Budenholzer thought Hardaway Jr. would be happy simply to be reunited with José Calderón, the person. “José is just an incredible human being and teammate,” Budenholzer said, “so Timmy is probably excited to see someone like that added to the team. He’s such an unselfish point guard. He’s always looking for shooters.” Then Coach Bud broke into a smile. “The shooters like those guys.”
“No, it’s hard to say,” Budenholzer said before Monday’s game against the Warriors when asked if Calderon would be the backup. “I think Malcolm has been great all year. We are really pleased with how he’s played. Malcolm brings a lot to the table. But I think it’s great to have Jose as another … to get through the majority of the season without a third point guard is unusual.”