Jose Calderon Rumors
Jose Calderon: Everything started because I switched (onto Garnett on defense) once, and I contested one of his shots. And he made it. So he was kind of happy about it. So we went at each other. …The next possession he comes back and he’s like, ‘OK, let’s do it again.’…I think after that, he looked at me differently, like, I stood up to him or whatever. After that, we have [had] a great relationship.
Jose Calderon tells Marca he won’t play next Eurobasket. “It hurts me a lot but I have to say ‘no’ [to playing with Spain], I have to fully recover [from my injuries].”
Ian Begley: Phil Jackson said Jose Calderon told him his Achillies bothered him all season. Calderon told Phil he’s confident he’ll bounce back in 15-16
Calderon knows the business of the NBA, and that his name will be mentioned in different scenarios this offseason. But he doesn’t seem concerned. “It’ll be there,” Calderon said with a big smile. “To be honest, I want to be here. When you go through a season like this you don’t want to be out of it when good things are coming. We’ll have some new guys or whatever. Melo will be healthy, and we’ll be good. We’ll be a good team for sure.”
Jose Calderon doesn’t believe he’s played his last game as a Knick. The veteran point guard said he wants to be back next season and thinks he will be. “I really want to stay here,” Calderon said. “I think they want me here. That’s the feeling I got. I think I really can help this team next year.”
Ian Begley: Jose Calderon is still wearing a walking boot to protect his sore left Achilles. #Knicks
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.
Barbara Barker: Jose Calderon still in boot here at practice in Auburn Hills and being called doubtful. #Knicks
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.”
Adam Zagoria: Phil says there’s not been a “hue and cry” from other teams to acquire PG Jose Calderon. #Knicks
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.
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.
Al Iannazzone: Knicks say Jose Calderon has a contused left knee. X-Rays are pending. He will not return.
Chris Herring: Calderon limps off the floor, and gets assistance in coming off the floor. Not putting any weight on left leg. Banged knees w Elfrid Payton.
While a new trade involving Calderon may happen, he’s is not going to push for it, says agent Mark Bartelstein. “Jose is the ultimate professional and he’s never going to demand to be traded,” Bartelstein told HoopsHype. “He’s disappointed by the way things are going, but he’s going to try to make it right. We’re aware the Knicks are in a state of transition and a trade is a realistic possibility because many teams are interested in Jose, but if a move happens it’s never going to be because we’re requesting it.”
With the Knicks now owners of the worst record and perhaps worst roster in the league as Phil Jackson hits the reset button in New York, league sources say the next player on the move could be point guard Jose Calderon. But at age 33 with two years and more than $15 million left on his contract, that will be a difficult proposition. Calderon came to the Knicks in the trade that sent Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton to Dallas. For all he was faulted for in New York, Chandler has done what he has done for years — made his team better than it was before he got there. The Mavs are fourth in the West, having won six in a row and eight of 10.
Knicks point guard Jose Calderon claims a fan tried to get a little too frisky with him after he barreled into the Garden crowd in the second half of Friday’s 97-81 loss to the Detroit Pistons. When Calderon tried to get up and return to action, he said the fan tried to get a little action of his own. It appeared as though the fan was holding onto Calderon and patting him on the chest as he tried to get free to return to the floor.