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Jose Calderon is hoping to avoid a long-term layoff due to a sore Achilles that has him in a walking boot. And the Knicks' point guard says he is not entertaining any idea of shutting it down at any point this season if he can still play. ESPN.com
Barbara Barker: Jose Calderon still in boot here at practice in Auburn Hills and being called doubtful. #Knicks Twitter @meanbarb
Point guard Jose Calderon didn’t take offense to Phil Jackson’s harsh tweet of the Knicks’ play in their 101-83 loss to the Cavaliers at the Garden Sunday. Jackson, the team’s president, tweeted: “Today’s game vs Cavs gave bb gods heartburn and those that know what “it” takes/means a smh.” “It wasn’t our best game,” Calderon said. “I don’t know what he said or done. He talks to us when something goes bad. We went back today to work. It happens sometimes, they play better. We’re working on something. We’re building. All these young guys are doing a great job. We’re going to keep fighting until the end. “Maybe it’s a question for Phil.” New York Post
A better rule is to count all players not born in the U.S. and who did not attend a U.S. high school. That puts Spain, with 220 WAR, at the top. And the Gasols make up nearly three-quarters of their home country’s NBA success. The other top players from Spain include Jose Calderon, Ricky Rubio and Rudy Fernandez, among others. Germany slides to fourth, behind the U.S. Virgin Islands and Nigeria, using this method. Why? Because Detlef Schrempf (and his 90 career WAR) is excluded from this analysis. Schrempf, German-born and raised, moved to the U.S. to finish high school. The Virgin Islands, being a territory, arguably doesn’t count as international, but it competes under its own flag so it’s broken out here. Tim Duncan is responsible for the bulk of the Virgin Islands’ WAR; Hakeem Olajuwon similarly for Nigeria. FiveThirtyEight
A source said the Knicks are actively trying to unload guard Jose Calderon’s contract. Calderon is owed $7.4 million in 2015-16, and $7.7 million in 2016-17. Yahoo! Sports
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