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33-Year-Old    PG    New York Knicks

2014-15 NBA Stats

PTS

9.3

REB

3.4

AST

3.9

STL

0.9

BLK

0.0

2014-15 NBA ROS Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

Calderon was dealt to the Knicks this offseason in an effort to enhance New York's point guard play. The nine-year veteran started all 81 games he played last season, averaging 11.4 points, 4.7 assists, 2.4 rebounds, and 0.9 steals in 31 minutes per game, while making a care...

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HT: 6' 3"   WT: 205 lbs   DOB: 9/28/1981  College: Spain   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Jose Calderon Contract Information:

Agreed to a four-year, $29 million contract with the Mavericks in July of 2013.

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Jose Calderon NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2005-06 23 64 23.2 5.5 2.2 4.5 0.7 0.1 0.1 42.3 84.8 1.6 0.5 1.7 0.7 16.3 2.1 4.9 1.2 1.4
2006-07 24 77 21.0 8.7 1.7 5.0 0.8 0.1 0.3 52.1 81.8 1.4 0.3 1.5 1.0 33.3 3.4 6.6 1.5 1.9
2007-08 25 82 30.3 11.2 2.9 8.3 1.1 0.1 1.0 51.9 90.8 1.5 0.4 2.5 2.2 42.9 4.5 8.6 1.3 1.5
2008-09 26 68 34.3 12.8 2.9 8.9 1.1 0.1 1.2 49.7 98.1 2.1 0.2 2.6 3.0 40.6 4.7 9.5 2.2 2.3
2009-10 27 68 26.7 10.3 2.1 5.9 0.7 0.1 1.0 48.2 79.8 1.5 0.3 1.8 2.5 39.8 4.0 8.4 1.2 1.5
2010-11 28 TOR 68 30.9 9.8 3.0 8.9 1.2 0.1 0.8 44.0 85.4 2.2 0.4 2.5 2.3 36.5 3.9 8.8 1.3 1.5
2011-12 29 TOR 53 33.9 10.5 3.0 8.8 0.9 0.1 1.1 45.7 88.2 2.0 0.4 2.7 3.0 37.1 4.1 9.0 1.1 1.3
2012-13 30 DET 28 31.7 11.6 2.5 6.6 1.1 0.1 1.8 52.7 89.3 1.8 0.2 2.3 3.5 52.0 4.5 8.5 0.9 1.0
2012-13 30 TOR 45 28.3 11.1 2.4 7.4 0.6 0.1 1.8 47.0 90.4 1.7 0.3 2.0 4.1 42.9 4.2 8.8 1.0 1.2
2012-13 30 DET/TOR 73 29.6 11.3 2.4 7.1 0.8 0.1 1.8 49.1 90.0 1.7 0.3 2.1 3.9 46.1 4.3 8.7 1.0 1.1
2013-14 31 DAL 81 30.5 11.4 2.4 4.7 0.9 0.1 2.4 45.6 82.5 1.3 0.4 2.0 5.2 44.9 4.2 9.2 0.6 0.8
2013-14 31 NYK 81 30.5 11.4 2.4 4.7 0.9 0.1 2.4 45.6 82.5 1.3 0.4 2.0 5.2 44.9 4.2 9.2 0.6 0.8
2013-14 31 DAL/NYK 162 30.5 11.4 2.4 4.7 0.9 0.1 2.4 45.6 82.5 1.3 0.4 2.0 5.2 44.9 4.2 9.2 0.6 0.8
2014-15 32 NYK 16 30.4 9.3 3.4 3.9 0.9 0.0 1.7 45.3 100.0 1.5 0.7 2.7 3.6 46.6 3.6 8.0 0.3 0.3
Rest Of Season Projections 33 NYK 45 31.4 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 rest of season projections for Jose Calderon
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Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Jose Calderon NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 4 35.8 12.3 4.3 3.0 0.5 0.0 1.8 47.6 100.0 1.8 0.5 3.8 4.0 43.8 5.0 10.5 0.5 0.5
Last 14 Days 8 32.6 9.0 3.3 3.9 1.1 0.0 1.3 44.1 100.0 1.3 0.5 2.8 2.8 45.5 3.8 8.5 0.3 0.3
Last 30 Days 16 30.4 9.3 3.4 3.9 0.9 0.0 1.7 45.3 100.0 1.5 0.7 2.7 3.6 46.6 3.6 8.0 0.3 0.3
Last 5 Games 5 35.2 11.6 4.0 3.8 1.0 0.0 1.6 46.2 100.0 1.6 0.6 3.4 3.6 44.4 4.8 10.4 0.4 0.4
Last 10 Games 10 31.3 8.4 2.7 3.6 1.0 0.0 1.2 44.3 100.0 1.3 0.4 2.3 2.9 41.4 3.5 7.9 0.2 0.2

 

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Date Opponent PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
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Jose Calderon – Playing Time & Selected Stats

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#1 Point Guard

1.  Jose Calderon

2.  Shane Larkin

3.  Pablo Prigioni

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True Shooting Percentage

56.8%

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In 2014-15, Jose Calderon has a true shooting percentage of 56.8%.

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Jose Calderon NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2005-06 23 64 36.0 8.4 3.4 7.0 1.0 0.1 0.2 42.3 84.8 2.4 0.7 2.7 1.0 16.3 3.2 7.6 1.9 2.2
2006-07 24 77 36.0 14.9 3.0 8.6 1.4 0.1 0.6 52.1 81.8 2.5 0.5 2.5 1.7 33.3 5.9 11.3 2.6 3.2
2007-08 25 82 36.0 13.4 3.4 9.8 1.3 0.1 1.1 51.9 90.8 1.8 0.5 2.9 2.7 42.9 5.3 10.2 1.6 1.7
2008-09 26 68 36.0 13.5 3.0 9.4 1.1 0.1 1.3 49.7 98.1 2.2 0.2 2.7 3.1 40.6 4.9 9.9 2.3 2.4
2009-10 27 68 36.0 13.8 2.8 8.0 0.9 0.1 1.3 48.2 79.8 2.0 0.5 2.4 3.4 39.8 5.4 11.3 1.6 2.1
2010-11 28 TOR 68 36.0 11.5 3.5 10.4 1.4 0.1 1.0 44.0 85.4 2.5 0.5 2.9 2.7 36.5 4.5 10.2 1.5 1.8
2011-12 29 TOR 53 36.0 11.1 3.2 9.4 0.9 0.1 1.2 45.7 88.2 2.1 0.4 2.8 3.2 37.1 4.4 9.5 1.2 1.4
2012-13 30 DET 28 36.0 13.2 2.8 7.5 1.2 0.1 2.1 52.7 89.3 2.1 0.2 2.6 4.0 52.0 5.1 9.6 1.0 1.1
2012-13 30 TOR 45 36.0 14.1 3.0 9.4 0.8 0.2 2.2 47.0 90.4 2.1 0.4 2.6 5.2 42.9 5.3 11.3 1.3 1.5
2012-13 30 DET/TOR 73 36.0 13.8 2.9 8.6 1.0 0.1 2.2 49.1 90.0 2.1 0.3 2.6 4.7 46.1 5.2 10.6 1.2 1.3
2013-14 31 DAL 81 36.0 13.5 2.8 5.5 1.0 0.2 2.8 45.6 82.5 1.5 0.4 2.4 6.2 44.9 5.0 10.9 0.8 0.9
2013-14 31 NYK 81 36.0 13.5 2.8 5.5 1.0 0.2 2.8 45.6 82.5 1.5 0.4 2.4 6.2 44.9 5.0 10.9 0.8 0.9
2013-14 31 DAL/NYK 162 36.0 13.5 2.8 5.5 1.0 0.2 2.8 45.6 82.5 1.5 0.4 2.4 6.2 44.9 5.0 10.9 0.8 0.9
2014-15 32 NYK 16 36.0 10.9 4.0 4.6 1.0 0.0 2.0 45.3 100.0 1.8 0.8 3.2 4.3 46.6 4.3 9.5 0.4 0.4
Rest Of Season Projections 33 NYK 45 36.0 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 rest of season projections for Jose Calderon
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Jose Calderon NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2005-06 23 64 1487 349 141 288 42 4 7 42.3 84.8 101 30 111 43 16.3 132 312 78 92
2006-07 24 77 1614 668 134 387 63 5 25 52.1 81.8 110 21 113 75 33.3 263 505 117 143
2007-08 25 82 2484 922 236 678 87 6 79 51.9 90.8 126 34 202 184 42.9 367 707 109 120
2008-09 26 68 2333 873 194 607 74 7 82 49.7 98.1 143 16 178 202 40.6 320 644 151 154
2009-10 27 68 1817 699 142 404 47 7 68 48.2 79.8 99 23 119 171 39.8 274 568 83 104
2010-11 28 TOR 68 2102 669 202 605 81 7 57 44.0 85.4 148 30 172 156 36.5 262 596 88 103
2011-12 29 TOR 53 1799 555 160 468 47 3 59 45.7 88.2 104 19 141 159 37.1 218 477 60 68
2012-13 30 DET 28 887 326 70 185 30 2 51 52.7 89.3 51 6 64 98 52.0 125 237 25 28
2012-13 30 TOR 45 1273 500 106 333 28 6 79 47.0 90.4 75 14 92 184 42.9 187 398 47 52
2012-13 30 DET/TOR 73 2160 826 176 518 58 8 130 49.1 90.0 126 20 156 282 46.1 312 635 72 80
2013-14 31 DAL 81 2468 925 192 377 69 11 191 45.6 82.5 103 29 163 425 44.9 341 748 52 63
2013-14 31 NYK 81 2468 925 192 377 69 11 191 45.6 82.5 103 29 163 425 44.9 341 748 52 63
2013-14 31 DAL/NYK 162 4936 1850 384 754 138 22 382 45.6 82.5 206 58 326 850 44.9 682 1496 104 126
2014-15 32 NYK 16 487 148 54 62 14 0 27 45.3 100.0 24 11 43 58 46.6 58 128 5 5
Rest Of Season Projections 33 NYK 45 1414 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 rest of season projections for Jose Calderon
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Jose Calderon NBA Advanced Stats
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Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2005-06 23 64 23.2 49.5 43.4 38.8 13.6 2.9 8.3
2006-07 24 77 21.0 58.8 54.6 36.3 10.3 3.5 11.4
2007-08 25 82 30.3 60.7 57.5 43.4 8.1 5.4 17.7
2008-09 26 68 34.3 61.3 56.1 41.5 9.8 4.2 18.9
2009-10 27 68 26.7 56.9 54.2 36.2 8.9 4.1 13.0
2010-11 28 TOR 68 30.9 52.2 48.7 43.4 10.6 4.1 15.7
2011-12 29 TOR 53 33.9 54.7 51.9 43.4 9.6 4.5 16.3
2012-13 30 DET 28 31.7 65.4 63.5 38.1 10.5 3.6 16.0
2012-13 30 TOR 45 28.3 59.4 56.9 40.2 9.0 4.4 15.2
2012-13 30 DET/TOR 73 29.6 61.6 59.4 39.4 9.6 4.1 15.5
2013-14 31 DAL 81 30.5 59.6 58.4 30.0 8.2 3.7 13.0
2013-14 31 NYK 81 30.5 59.6 58.4 30.0 8.2 3.7 13.0
2013-14 31 DAL/NYK 162 30.5 59.6 58.4 30.0 8.2 3.7 13.0
2014-15 32 NYK 16 30.4 56.8 55.9 28.7 11.1 2.6 11.5
Rest Of Season Projections 33 NYK 45 31.4 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 rest of season projections for Jose Calderon
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Jose Calderon 2014-15 NBA Game Log
Date Opponent MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Dec 20 PHO 35 21 5 3 1 0 3 8 13 0 0 5 6 0 5 3
Dec 18 at CHI 36 12 3 2 1 0 1 5 10 2 2 0 0 0 3 0
Dec 16 DAL 32 3 4 2 0 0 1 1 6 0 0 1 5 0 4 1
Dec 14 TOR 40 13 5 5 0 0 2 6 13 0 0 1 5 2 3 2
Dec 12 at BOS 33 9 3 7 3 0 1 4 10 0 0 1 2 1 2 2
Dec 10 at SAS 25 2 4 3 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 4 2
Dec 9 at NOP 36 8 1 6 3 0 1 3 5 0 0 2 2 1 0 2
Dec 7 POR 24 4 1 3 1 0 1 2 7 0 0 0 2 0 1 2
Dec 5 at CHA 24 9 0 2 0 0 1 4 6 0 0 1 3 0 0 0
Dec 4 CLE 28 3 1 3 1 0 2 1 5 0 0 1 4 0 1 3
Dec 2 BKN 32 19 2 7 2 0 1 7 9 0 0 5 6 1 1 1
Nov 30 MIA 34 9 10 6 0 0 5 4 9 0 0 1 5 3 7 2
Nov 28 at OKC 23 3 1 1 0 0 2 1 5 1 1 0 3 0 1 0
Nov 26 at DAL 38 21 10 4 0 0 2 7 13 0 0 7 9 3 7 3
Nov 24 at HOU 26 9 1 5 0 0 0 3 7 2 2 1 3 0 1 0
Nov 22 PHI 21 3 3 3 2 0 1 1 6 0 0 1 3 0 3 1
Nov 19 at MIN                                
Nov 18 at MIL                                
Nov 16 DEN                                
Nov 14 UTA                                
Nov 12 ORL                                
Nov 10 ATL                                
Nov 8 at ATL                                
Nov 7 at BKN                                
Nov 5 at DET                                
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Nov 4 WAS                                
Nov 2 CHA                                
Oct 30 at CLE                                
Oct 29 CHI                                

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Jose Calderon: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Calderon continued to struggle Sunday against the Blazers, contributing just four points (2-7 FG, 0-2 3Pt) to go with one rebound, three assists, and one steal in 24 minutes of action.

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Calderon posted a well-rounded line Sunday against the Heat with nine points, 10 rebounds, and six assists in 34 minutes of action.

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Calderon scored 21 points (7-13 FG, 7-9 3Pt), with 10 rebounds and four assists in 38 minutes during Wednesday's loss to the Mavericks.

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Calderon (calf) made his season debut Saturday. He was placed into the starting lineup at point guard and finished with three points (1-6 FG, 1-3 3Pt), three rebounds, three assists, and two steals in 21 minutes.

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Calderon (calf) will make his season debut Saturday against the Sixers and will start, Chris Herring of the Wall Street Journal reports.

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Calderon (calf) practiced in full Friday and seems to be on track to make his season debut Saturday, The Record reports.

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Calderon (calf) could make his season debut Saturday against the 76ers, Newsday reports.

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Calderon (calf) sat out again Tuesday as he continues to recover from his calf injury. He's expected to return to practice this week and has an outside chance at making his season debut sometime in the next week.

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Calderon (calf) is not expected to practice Monday, but could possibly later in the week, Newsday's Al Iannazzone reports.

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Calderon (calf) will not play in Friday's game against the Jazz.

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Calderon (calf) did not take part in Tuesday's practice, Al Iannazzone of Newsday reports.

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Calderon (calf) is gradually adding more to his workouts, Scott Cacciola of the New York Times reports.

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2013-14

At this stage of his career, Calderon is a known quantity. He will produce healthy assist totals when given sufficient playing time, but he tends to break down when over-worked, so he usually ends up sharing a job. Last year, he split time with Kyle Lowry in Toronto before becoming Brandon Knight's mentor in Detroit. This year, he'll have a similar role in Dallas, serving as the starter and role model for his eventual replacement, Shane Larkin. He seems a good fit for Dallas, where he'll have an excellent pick-and-pop partner in Dirk Nowitzki and a coach, Rick Carlisle, that has proven adept at managing minutes to get the most out of veteran players. Calderon's best category is assists, but he's a decent scorer with a better-than-average three-point shot (43 percent last season) and is excellent from the line (90 percent).

2012-13

The veteran once again finds himself in a job share, as the Raptors brought in Lowry after failing to repatriate Steve Nash, and it's hard to see him even coming close to his usual averages unless he gets traded or Lowry gets hurt. He's got a terrific old-school skill set and mindset though, looking pass-first despite possessing a good three-point shot and being one of the league's best from the charity stripe. If he adapts to his role alongside Lowry the reduced workload could actually keep him healthy for a full 82 game schedule.

2011-12

Calderon is a great ball-handler, almost never turns the ball over and has one of the best free throw percentages in the league. That is, when he gets there. Calderon averaged less than two trips to the charity stripe per game last season. His lack of aggression interrupts his success. Calderon finished last season with the second best assist-to-turnover ratio (4.0). In 2010-11, he averaged 9.8 ppg, 8.9 apg (fifth in the league), 2.9 rpg and 1.2 spg. The numbers are nice, but he has yet to lead the Raptors to any real success since coming over from Spain six years ago. Moreover, over the last three campaigns, he’s become injury-prone. He’s missed 14 games is each of the last three seasons. Splitting point guard responsibilities with Jerryd Bayless should give Calderon more rest and less minutes, hopefully allowing him to have a healthy and successful year.

2010-11

Winning a full-time starting job might be the worst thing ever to happen to Jose Calderon's NBA career. When he was splitting time with the likes of T.J. Ford, Calderon was considered a hot prospect and per-minute superstar, racking up assists at an impressive rate. Since he was named the full-time starter, he's mostly racked up time on the trainer's table. He's played just 68 games in each of the last two seasons, and in 2009-10, forced to split time with journeyman Jarrett Jack, his once-gaudy assist average dropped to a mere 5.9 per game. He should continue to be a good source of dimes – but he's something of a specialist in that category, offering little of value elsewhere. Toronto would dearly love to move his salary, and was close to a deal with the Bobcats early this summer, but nothing materialized. Obviously, a trade could have a major impact on his value.

2009-10

Calderon’s ascent to undisputed number-one point guard status last season was something of a mixed blessing for the Raptors and fantasy owners in general. Removed from the job-share with T.J. Ford, Calderon posted new career highs in scoring (12.8 ppg) and assists (8.9 apg). But his efficiency suffered – his shooting percentages dropped from .519 from the field and .429 from three to .497 and .406. Making matters worse, he missed a big block of games in January due to hamstring troubles. Calderon’s hamstring troubles – and the team’s lack of any credible backup plan – are a big reason why the Raptors were on the outside looking in when the playoffs began. This year, Calderon will have a lot more help, with the additions of guard Jarrett Jack and forward Hedo Turkoglu – a “point forward” who is more than capable of initiating an offense. In theory, that could mean less dependence on Calderon, which could make him more efficient (and healthier) but cut into his per-game totals.

2008-09

Calderon finally becomes the lead point guard in Toronto after the Raptors dealt T.J. Ford to the Pacers for Jermaine O’Neal. On paper this looks like a huge boost to Calderon’s value. His main competitor is traded, and his team gets a player that is one of the league’s best low-block scorers when healthy. Ah health. That’s also a slight concern for Calderon who strained his groin while playing for Spain in the Olympics. The injury is not considered serious, but something we should keep an eye on heading into training camp. On the court, Calderon is a very unselfish player, who doesn’t turn the ball over. He averaged 11.2 points per game last season and doesn’t need a lot of shots to average double digits because he shoots well from all ranges including the free-throw line. Obviously, he’ll benefit with more playing time, but the biggest change is adding O’Neal to a front court that already has Chris Bosh. Calderon can push the tempo and distributes well, so expect lots of easy baskets set up by Calderon’s penetration.

2007-08

Calderon put his inconsistent rookie season behind him and embraced the Raptors’ new uptempo style, proving to be more of a #1B option at point guard than a #2. During eight games in late January and February when TJ Ford was hobbled with an ankle injury Calderon was electric, averaging over 35 minutes a game with five double-doubles, and 14.4 points and 9.5 assists per night. (Toronto also went 7-1 over that stretch). His numbers on the season (21 minutes, 8.7 points and 5.0 assists) were obviously less impressive, but the team has utmost confidence in Calderon’s ability to run the offense. So far Ford and Calderon have been able to co-exist peacefully with no conflicts over minutes, but if Calderon does at some point demand a trade to a team where he can start the Raptors should be able to get a huge return for him. Until then Calderon probably won’t see enough court time to be a viable starter in most formats, but should be an immediate pickup if anything happens to Ford.

2006-07

Calderon will back up TJ Ford at the point in his second NBA season. He won’t provide fantasy help in any category except assists, but as a rookie he showed some nice flashes of court vision and ability, and he should be able to keep the offense gunning when Ford is off the court. Should Ford get hurt of course, Calderon’s value would spike.