HoopsHype Jose Manuel Calderon rumors

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Your defense has been one criticism. Jose Calderon: It’s always gonna be something, and I know I’m not the best defender in the world, nobody [has] to tell me that, that these guys in this league, they’re great, they’re quick, they’re strong. Just gotta try to be smarter, pick your spots. Yes, I cannot guard some of those guys. Some nights you’re gonna have a 5 who is a greater scorer, some guy’s gonna be a point guard. What I know what I can do is I’m gonna give 100 percent every night, and I’m gonna follow the plan and I’m gonna go with that until the end. New York Post

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Calderon spent a few minutes prior to Monday’s pre-season game, his first at Madison Square Garden as a member of the Knicks, playing down talk that he is some sort of pig farming kingpin who is heavily involved in the process. “I’m just part of that business, I’ve just got my brand,” Calderon said with a laugh, dispelling any rumours he spends his spare time in the mud with swine. “We just buy some ham for farmers. You sell that, it’s not like we’re huge, big, I don’t have pigs. I don’t know who did that at the beginning, that media guide,” he said. Toronto Sun

Raptors head coach Dwane Casey has made no secret of his fondness for Calderon: “He’s one of those guys you remember (when you are done coaching),” Casey said. “He’s one of the most beautiful leaders I’ve ever been around. Jose is great, he’s a beautiful man. Very knowledgeable, I always tease him, does he want to get into coaching, and hopefully he’s smart and doesn’t do that, stay with his pig business over in Spain and raise his family.” Right around that time, Calderon walked by and interrupted Casey’s media scrum for a hug. “I was just telling them what a great pig farmer you are,” Casey said, keeping that narrative going. Toronto Sun

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Calderon and Bargnani played nearly seven seasons together with the Raptors “We talk all the time, text each other all the time,’’ Calderon said. “When you play with a guy seven years, he’s more than a teammate. You start getting closer. He was one of first to text me [after the Knicks trade], ‘Hey amigo, happy for you to be with me here again.’ ’’ As a former first overall pick, Bargani has been under heavy scrutiny since his rookie year. “It doesn’t matter what they say,’’ Calderon said. “It’s what you say about yourself.’’ New York Post

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It was still feeling surreal for Calderon when Phil Jackson, who had recently been installed as the Knicks’ president, called him that night. As Jackson welcomed him to the team, Calderon began to process his new reality. It did not take long for him to request old film of the triangle offense from the team’s video coordinators. He wanted to study his new role. “You’re not going to see too many dribbles,” Calderon said this week at the start of training camp. New York Times

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Connor Sports: What is the first basketball court you can remember playing on? José Calderón: “It was in Villanueva de la Serena in Badajoz, Spain – the village where I was born. That was the court on which my father played.” Connor Sports: What is your favourite basketball court? José Calderón: “Madison Square Garden.” Sportando

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Acquired from the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday, Calderon is coming to a Knicks squad that is faced with losing Anthony to free agency next month. If the All-Star forward stays, he may benefit from playing with Calderon, the longtime point guard for the Spanish national team who is an outstanding 3-point shooter. "He's one of the best players in our league and I'd love to play with him," Calderon said Friday during a conference call. "I think I could help him to just take a lot of pressure out of him, just give him the ball when he's ready for it." Journal News

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Owner Mark Cuban isn't exactly thrilled with his players playing internaitonal basketball. But with his Spain teammates include Pau and Marc Gasol, and Ricky Rubio, Calderon sees playing with the national team as somewhat an extension of playing for the Mavs. "It helps me to stay in shape and keep in shape,'' the 32-year old Calderon said. "For me it's great. "I work out with Ricky Rubio and Pau Gasol and Marc Gasol and get ready for the season. We don’t do like people used to do, like running in the mountains or stuff like that. We just practice, we shoot the ball and play a little bit 5-on-5.'' Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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