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Jose Calderon
PG - 6'3, 200lbs - 42 years old - 14 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2020 season
  • Birthdate: 09/28/1981
  • Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2003
  • Pre-draft team: Tau Ceramica (Spain)
  • Country: Spain
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
5th July, 2001SpainLoaned by Tau Ceramica to Fuenlabrada for one season.
23rd September, 2004SpainSigned a five year extension with Tau Ceramica. Included NBA out clause after each season.
2nd August, 2005SpainLeft Tau Ceramica.
2nd August, 2005NBASigned a three year, $5.6 million contract with Toronto.
9th July, 2008NBARe-signed by Toronto to a five year, $45 million contract.
30th January, 2013NBAAs a part of a three team deal, traded by Toronto to Detroit, along with Ed Davis, a 2013 second round pick (#41, Jamaal Franklin) and cash to Memphis, in exchange for Rudy Gay and Hamed Haddadi from Memphis.
11th July, 2013NBASigned a four year, $29 million contract with Dallas.
25th June, 2014NBATraded by Dallas, along with Shane Larkin, Wayne Ellington, Samuel Dalembert and two 2014 second round picks (#34, Cleanthony Early; #51, Thanasis Antetokounmpo) to New York in exchange for Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton.
22nd June, 2016NBATraded by New York, along with Robin Lopez and Jerian Grant, to Chicago in exchange for Derrick Rose, Justin Holiday and a 2017 second pick (#44, Damyean Dotson).
7th July, 2016NBATraded by Chicago, along with a 2018 second round pick and a 2019 second round pick, to L.A. Lakers in exchange for the draft rights to Ater Majok.
27th February, 2017NBAWaived by L.A. Lakers.
1st March, 2017NBASigned a guaranteed minimum salary contract for the remainder of the season with Golden State.
2nd March, 2017NBAWaived by Golden State.
4th March, 2017NBAClaimed off waivers by Atlanta.
10th July, 2017NBASigned a guaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Cleveland.
7th July, 2018NBASigned a guaranteed one year minimum salary contract with Detroit.
Career Moves
1999 - June 2001Lucentum Alicante (Spain, LEB Gold/ACB)
July 2001 - June 2002Fuenlabrada (Spain)
July 2002 - August 2005Tau Ceramica (Spain)
August 2005 - January 2013Toronto Raptors (NBA)
January 2013 - June 2013Detroit Pistons (NBA)
July 2013 - June 2014Dallas Mavericks (NBA)
June 2014 - June 2016New York Knicks (NBA)
June 2016 - July 2016Chicago Bulls (NBA)
July 2016 - February 2017L.A. Lakers (NBA)
March 2017Golden State Warriors (NBA)
March 2017 - June 2017Atlanta Hawks (NBA)
July 2017 - June 2018Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA)
July 2018 - presentDetroit Pistons (NBA)
Articles about Jose Calderon

June 29, 2018

Jose Calderon
PG - 6’3, 200lbs - 36 years old - 13 years of experience

At this point in his long and quality career, Calderon’s die is entirely cast. Whenever he comes into the game, he will handle the ball fairly securely, spot up from outside, only take shots that are within his remit, make quite a lot of them, be constantly attacked defensively and rarely turn the ball over. All told, that is pretty much the sort of package you want from a third string point guard, and Calderon played his limited role fairly effectively.

By virtue of hitting so many jumpers, Calderon had a good season overall statistically. Hitting 42.6% of his three-pointers overall, and 46.4% in the regular season (most of the playoff 4-18 shooting came in garbage time, so, eh), Calderon was the off-ball spacing, corner and refeeding option he was designed to be. Flanked with the occasional step-in two-point jumper and the very occasional unchallenged foray to the rim, Calderon was an efficient scorer in all areas of the court. And if LeBron James is going to be the primary playmaker whoever the point guard alongside him is, that suits for purpose just fine.

Defensively, Calderon competes as best he can given that he lacks the foot speed, hands, strength and respect needed to make an impact. It is fair to say that by being thought of as a defensive weak point, he automatically becomes one, as opposing teams go at him wherever he can. Nevertheless, third string point guards will always give up more than they give, hence why they are third stringers. Considering the role he was asked to fill, Calderon did it pretty well.

Player Plan:Expiring minimum salary contract. Keep his number on file for if this role is needed again.

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June 29, 2017

Jose Calderon
PG, 6’3, 200lbs, 35 years old, 12 years of experience

Even in the latter part of his career, Calderon is passable as a third stringer still. His shot was off this year, but this is surely just an anomaly rather than evidence of serious decline in by far his most important attrib-ute as a player. Heady and thoroughly undynamic, Calderon showed in game four of the playoffs that he still had good nights left in him. A minimum salary third string option only at this point, but one worth having.

Player Plan: Expiring minimum salary. Would be worthy of another one, but it is very low priority.

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October 18, 2013

[...] In comparison, 36 such players have signed within those parameters in 2013. And in contrast to 2008, those names are often established quality role players who aren't quite stars and who rightly aren't being paid like it. At the top end, players like Monta Ellis, Jose Calderon, Brandon Jennings, Jarrett Jack, Jeff Teague and Carl Landry are all getting acceptable prices, perhaps $2 million annually less than they would have done five years ago. At the bottom end, established role players like Marreese Speights, Tony Allen and Chris Kaman are getting paid adequately for their useful role player production. And unlike in 2008, those deals like Kaman's are not too long. See also Greg Stiemsma, Tyler Hansbrough, Mike Dunleavy Jr, Dorell Wright and Randy Foye, none more than three years in length, some as short as one.

The exact parameters employed here are somewhat arbitrarily chosen, I admit. However, a comparison of some particular players to have been involved in both markets sheds light on the market fluctations. Despite being much the same player, many individuals received very different paychecks. Ellis received $66 million in 2008 and $25.08 million in 2013. Calderon received $45 million in 2008 and $29 million in 2013. Jason Maxiell received $20 million in 2008 and $5 million in 2013. And while Martell Webster received $20,112,000 for four years in 2008, he only received ... well, OK, maybe not him, as he received $21,990,500 for another four years this summer.

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