HoopsHype Jose Manuel Calderon rumors

April 24, 2014 Updates

Calderon's response from Game 1 to Game 2 shows that he got the message. As things appeared to be coming apart at the seams, Calderon and the team regrouped and got back on track. "Sometime when it's low, everybody gets so crazy too quickly," Calderon said. "I've had some bad games or could have done better, but we're 15 guys. Coach makes the decision. It doesn't [matter] who plays more minutes. Whoever is in there is going to try to do the best for our team to win. "That's what everyone has to understand. It's not about who got more points on our team. It's about who got more points as a team. That's what basketball is about." ESPN.com

While Calderon will be the consummate teammate and gladly step to aside for a teammate if he's not delivering, he's still a proud guy who wants to have a positive impact on his team. He was able to rise to the occasion and display some shooter's amnesia as his third-quarter performance was instrumental in Dallas' ability to steal the home-court advantage. "I always try to go out there and play the best basketball I can and make every shot possible, but there's nights you're shooting and the ball isn't going to fall. I'll keep being aggressive and hopefully they can keep falling." ESPN.com

March 31, 2014 Updates

Q: So, do you like the direction that the team went in last summer, bringing in Monta and Jose on long-term contracts? Dirk Nowitzki: Well, I think we still have to prove it. That's the question. It's another big summer for us. We won the 'ship in '11, and then the lockout came, and we had to make some business decisions. We couldn't keep some of our warriors we won the championship with, and we had to make some tough decisions for our team, and for our fans. We moved on, and we tried to get some big free agents. Didn't work out, and that's part of the business. What you try to do is steady the ship and keep getting better. If it's not going to be another superstar this summer, then another couple of good players, like we did last year. That whole eight one-year deal [concept] didn't work, so that's why we went in a different direction. We brought in the steady backcourt duo in Monta [and Calderon]. They're going to be here a while. So if you can't get a superstar player, you try to get a bunch of good players, and they like playing with each other, and you go from there. NBA.com

March 25, 2014 Updates
February 9, 2014 Updates

There’s really no other way to put it. Calderon is clearly one of the top five 3-point flingers in the league and when eight shooters were selected for the 3-point contest and he wasn’t one of them, it makes you wonder what he has to do to qualify. Not that Calderon wants to raise a stink about it. “I’d love to be there,” he said. “It would be a great opportunity. But it’s OK. I think the rest will be good as well. Maybe next year I’ll get the opportunity. They make the decisions. And the players who are there are great shooters. It will be a great 3-point shootout.” Dallas Morning News

Asked if the league talked to him about it, Calderon said his agent made a phone call, but the league never reached out to him. The point guard’s teammates and coaches were more irked by the snub than Calderon was. “It’s a travesty,” Devin Harris said. “But these things are mostly a popularity contest. And I’m pretty sure he’ll enjoy the rest more.” Dallas Morning News

February 1, 2014 Updates
January 27, 2014 Updates

Jose Calderon says he was in contact with the Pistons over the first four days of last summer’s free-agency period. But with no offer on the table from the Pistons, the veteran point guard said he had to take a four-year deal from Dallas in July. He suspects they were waiting on forward Josh Smith, who agreed to terms with the Pistons just hours after Calderon agreed to terms with the Mavericks. “They were in contact with me, but I think they were waiting for Josh Smith, so I was just waiting and waiting, and Dallas came with a great offer ... I couldn’t say no to that,” Calderon said Sunday before the Mavs faced the Pistons. Detroit Free Press

December 31, 2013 Updates

After Jose Calderon’s foul on Rubio led to a reset with 3.0 seconds on the clock, the defensive burden was fittingly placed on Marion’s broad shoulders. The versatile forward would answer the call, forcing a miss by Love in the final seconds to secure the win. “Listen, it was only fitting that he made that play. It was a great job,” Carlisle said of Marion’s defensive prowess in the final moments. “I just tried to make it hard for him, and I just stayed down and was ready to anticipate anything,” Marion added. “I’m all about winning games, whatever it takes. That’s all it boils down to.” Leading the way to the win with a season-high 32 points for his best scoring output as a Mav on 14-of-19 shooting and 4 of 6 from behind the arc, Marion also added six rebounds and three assists. “The last two games I think you can tell he’s confident,” Ellis said of his veteran teammate after Marion also registered a double-double with 14 points and 13 rebounds against Chicago. “I think he’s more tuned in of being disrespected by other teams leaving him that way, so he’s been working on his game and it’s paying off the last two games.” mavs.com

November 23, 2013 Updates

“It’s been great so far,” Calderon told HOOPSWORLD. “We have nine new players so we knew it was going to be a little tough and we still sometimes need to get everybody on the same page in some situations during the games. Playing with guys like Dirk [Nowitzki], Shawn Marion, Monta or Vince [Carter], they know how to play basketball and it makes it a little bit easier for me so it’s been really good so far.” HoopsWorld

“I think it’s for [Nowitzki] and it’s for everybody,” Calderon said of trying to win now. “Everybody that’s here is trying to prove something. It’s true nobody is talking a lot about us, but sometimes that’s good. We just have to do our job and go game by game. I think we have a pretty good team; we can be a good basketball team. I think we’re going to get better. It’s a new system for a lot of us. We’re getting better, we’re going to keep improving and I think we’re going to surprise a lot of people.” HoopsWorld

October 19, 2013 Updates
October 15, 2013 Updates

“He’s going to be fine,” coach Rick Carlisle said after Tuesday’s practice. “The fact that he’s on the court is pleasing to me. “He went through about half of our stuff, half of the things that we did today. We started introducing him back into some real practice, pulled him out just for precautionary [reasons]. He’ll work at shoot-around and before the game, and then as we go along here we’ll get him more and more into it.” Calderon said he was a bit sore early on, but added that he has no limitations as he tries to knock off the rust of a two-week layoff. Fort Worth Star-Telegram

October 6, 2013 Updates

Jose Calderon was able to return to parts of practice, but his hamstring injury is likely to make him a no-go against New Orleans in the preseason opener Monday night. "He participated in about half of it," coach Rick Carlisle said after practice. "He's doing better. He's going to be fine. He knows what we're doing. "He's probably not going to go tomorrow. He played all summer, too. We got to be mindful of that. We need him for Oct. 30 is when we need him." Dallas Morning News

October 3, 2013 Updates

Jose Calderon's acclimation with his new team has hit a little hiccup. Calderon tweaked his hamstring during Wednesday's morning workout and was limited during Thursday's first practice. "I don’t know if we’ll even have him try anything tonight," coach Rick Carlisle said. "We got to make sure he’s OK. But it’s not serious.” ESPN.com

September 22, 2013 Updates

Former Mavericks and currrent TV analyst guard Derek Harper recently joined DallasBasketball.com. Here are some highlights. On the Mavericks’ offseason: “I think anytime you’re going to try to be successful throughout an NBA season, you need good backcourt play. Adding what the Mavericks have added in the backcourt gives them the chance to surprise some people. The West is going to be extremely tough this year, even better than last year, I think. But when you look at Monta Ellis, a guy who can create a lot of things on the offensive end not only for himself but for other, I think he’ll be a perfect Robin for Batman, who clearly is Dirk Nowitzki. Devin Harris brings experience. (Jose) Calderon is a solid point guard, a guy that I’ve always liked simply because he doesn’t turn the basketball over, and we had a lot of problems last year. We lost a lot of games last year down the stretch because of turnovers and just not being able to make decisions down the stretch.” Dallas Morning News

September 19, 2013 Updates
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July 29, 2013 Updates

Nobody has played more summer ball in the current century than new Pacers forward Luis Scola. With 12 international competitions and just one year off since 2000, the Argentinian forward beats the Gasol brothers and Mavs guard Jose Manuel Calderon, who have taken part in 11 FIBA tournaments each, as the NBA player most committed to a National Team. HoopsHype

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