The Pistons improved, but not for fantasy owners
August 28, 2019, 9:25 amJose CalderonPG, Detroit Pistons
Jose Calderon is seriously contemplating retirement after 14 seasons in the NBA.
The Spanish point guard has played 895 games in the NBA averaging 8.8 points, 2.4 rebounds and 5.7 assists, but he hasn’t been able to generate much interest this offseason and remains a free agent. He spent last year with the Pistons backing up Reggie Jackson and Ish Smith.
January 25, 2019, 5:23 pmIsh SmithG, Detroit Pistons
Ish Smith (right adductor) is listed as doubtful to play in Friday’s game against the Mavs.
Smith has been banged up all season and just can’t seem to get right. Jose Calderon should continue to see about 15 minutes per game backing up Reggie Jackson but isn’t a fantasy asset in just about any depth or format.
December 9, 2018, 6:15 pmJose CalderonG, Detroit Pistons
Jose Calderon forced Dwane Casey's hand on Sunday, outplaying Reggie Jackson en route to four rebounds, nine assists and two steals in 26 minutes of playing time.
Jackson also played 26 minutes and posted two points on 1-of-6 from the field with seven assists and two steals. Calderon got more playing time than usual with the Pistons thin on the wings and in the shooting department but he has a way of keeping things running smoothly whenever he's at the helm. He's only a name to file away in the deepest of leagues.
October 3, 2018, 8:02 pmJose CalderonG, Detroit Pistons
Jose Calderon will be starting on Wednesday for the still-recovering Reggie Jackson vs. the Thunder.
Coach Casey wants to keep Ish Smith coming off the bench despite Reggie Jackson's absence in this game. Even with Calderon earning the start, we should expect Smith to handle most of the PG minutes. Smith remains a good target in deep leagues for low-end guard stat production.
Source: Keith Langlois on Twitter
July 2, 2018, 3:54 pmJose CalderonPG, Detroit Pistons
Jose Calderon has agreed to a one-year, $2.4 million deal with the Pistons.
Calderon played a surprisingly large role with the Cavs amidst all their turmoil last season and the team was just flat out better when he was on the court — even defensively, somehow. The veteran will be behind both Reggie Jackson and Ish Smith but gives Detroit some cover in case Jackson gets hurt again. He won't be a fantasy factor, but Calderon admirably continues to extend his NBA career.
Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter
April 27, 2018, 7:23 pmGeorge HillG, Cleveland Cavaliers
George Hill (back spasms) will not play in Friday’s Game 6 in Indiana.
This makes the third straight game Hill is out despite the fact that he received another anti-inflammatory injection before pregame workouts; anyone who’s owned him over the past few seasons can attest to his slow healing. Jose Calderon will stick as a starter though isn’t a DFS option. Kyle Korver has played the best most recently, but it’s anyone’s guess how he’ll do considering the wavering consistency of any Cav not named LeBron James.
Source: Jason Lloyd on Twitter
April 27, 2018, 6:19 pmGeorge HillG, Cleveland Cavaliers
George Hill (back spasms) is warming up prior to Friday’s Game 6 in Indiana.
Hill missed the last two games with back spasms but wasn’t all that effective in the previous three games he played. If he plays tonight, Jose Calderon will likely head back to bench, both still wouldn’t be very good DFS plays no matter who’s starting.
Source: Brian Windhorst on Twitter
April 22, 2018, 11:21 pmJose CalderonPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Jose Calderon drew the start at point guard but only played 19 minutes in Sunday's win, chipping in five points, two assists and a 3-pointer.
Calderon would've probably been exposed on the defensive end in any more time than this, but he wasn't too out of place in this series. Indiana's pace and athleticism really limits his participation in this series but it's nice for the Cavs to know that they can call on a reliable veteran to help steady things every so often. We'd expect to see him start again if George Hill can't get healthy for Game 5.
April 22, 2018, 12:33 pmJose CalderonPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Jose Calderon will start in Game 4 vs. the Pacers if George Hill (back spasms) can't play.
Hill's MRI came back negative but he's still being listed as questionable. It would be in the Cavaliers' best interest for Hill to play as Calderon is significantly worse on defense and doesn't really provide much on the offensive end either, averaging just 6.2 points and 2.6 assists as a fill-in starter this season. Hill's status should become clearer closer to tip-off but as of right now he's basically a GTD.
April 11, 2018, 10:35 pmJose CalderonPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
Jose Calderon scored zero points on just one shot attempts and grabbed a rebound in the Cavs' loss to the Knicks on Wednesday night.
Calderon has seen inconsistent minutes this season but has still factored into the Cavs’ rotation more often than not, playing in 57 games and earning many starts down the stretch. He only put up 4.6 points, 1.5 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game but he sported excellent percentages for the season (51/46/80) and had a 10-game stretch right around playoff time that saw him average 8.2 points, 2.1 rebounds and 2.9 assists.
April 9, 2018, 10:50 pmGeorge HillPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
George Hill (ankle) was back in the starting lineup on Monday but played only 20 minutes against the Knicks, going for five points, two rebounds, four assists, two steals and a 3-pointer on 1-of-4 from the field.
Writing all the stats out makes the line sound better than it really was. Hill might be in for another big night on Wednesday but the Knicks and Cavs probably won't be that interested in putting the pedal to the metal, so we'd steer clear of anyone beyond the obvious studs. Jose Calderon was also able to return from a hamstring injury but finished with three points and three assists in 20 minutes off the bench.
April 9, 2018, 6:14 pmGeorge HillPG, Cleveland Cavaliers
George Hill (ankle) and Jose Calderon (hamstring) will both be available to play in Monday's game against the Knicks.
The Cavs are a Rodney Hood away from finally being at full strength. Neither Hill nor Calderon is a must-own player, though both have had their moments in recent weeks. Owners in standard leagues should be able to do better for the most part, but Hill and Calderon will be there if you need a replacement tonight.
Source: Fred McLeod on Twitter
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