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2013-14 NBA Stats

PTS

11.4

REB

2.4

AST

4.7

STL

0.9

BLK

0.1

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2013-14 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

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 b...

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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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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
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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 2 22.0 4.5 1.5 3.5 0.0 0.0 0.5 36.4 0.0 1.0 0.5 1.0 3.0 16.7 2.0 5.5 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 6 27.2 9.7 2.7 2.7 0.3 0.2 1.5 44.9 71.4 1.2 0.3 2.3 4.3 34.6 3.7 8.2 0.8 1.2
Last 30 Days 14 27.6 10.6 2.6 3.6 0.3 0.1 2.1 48.3 80.0 1.1 0.2 2.4 4.6 45.3 4.0 8.3 0.6 0.7
Last 5 Games 5 26.8 9.4 2.6 2.8 0.4 0.2 1.4 47.4 66.7 1.2 0.4 2.2 3.6 38.9 3.6 7.6 0.8 1.2
Last 10 Games 10 29.4 10.5 2.5 3.3 0.3 0.1 1.9 45.5 75.0 1.4 0.3 2.2 4.7 40.4 4.0 8.8 0.6 0.8
Last 20 Games 20 28.5 11.2 2.4 4.2 0.4 0.2 2.2 47.7 84.6 1.2 0.2 2.2 4.8 45.8 4.2 8.8 0.6 0.7

 

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3.  Monta Ellis

4.  Gal Mekel

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True Shooting Percentage

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In 2013-14, Jose Calderon had a true shooting percentage of 59.6%.

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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
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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
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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
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Jose Calderon 2013-14 NBA Game Log
Date Opponent MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Apr 16 at MEM 27 9 2 5 0 0 1 4 8 0 0 1 5 1 1 3
Apr 12 PHO 17 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Apr 10 SAS 28 14 3 1 0 0 2 5 11 2 2 2 3 0 3 0
Apr 8 at UTA 31 10 3 4 0 1 2 4 6 2 4 0 2 0 3 2
Apr 6 at SAC 31 14 4 2 2 0 0 5 10 0 0 4 7 1 3 1
Apr 4 at LAL 29 11 3 2 0 0 1 4 11 1 1 2 8 0 3 3
Apr 3 at LAC 27 19 2 1 0 0 1 8 13 0 0 3 5 0 2 4
Apr 1 GSW 37 8 2 6 0 0 3 3 9 1 1 1 4 0 2 2
Mar 29 SAC 38 11 0 7 0 0 1 4 11 0 0 3 8 0 0 1
Mar 27 LAC 29 9 5 3 1 0 2 3 6 0 0 3 4 1 4 0
Mar 25 OKC 37 22 4 8 0 0 0 7 10 2 2 6 9 0 4 1
Mar 23 BKN 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Mar 21 DEN 27 10 4 6 0 1 1 4 9 0 0 2 4 0 4 1
Mar 19 MIN 28 12 3 4 1 0 0 5 9 0 0 2 4 0 3 2
Mar 17 BOS 31 6 0 6 1 1 1 2 6 0 0 2 4 0 0 1
Mar 16 at OKC 30 16 5 7 2 1 1 6 11 0 0 4 8 0 5 1
Mar 12 at UTA 32 10 1 5 0 0 0 3 8 2 2 2 4 0 1 1
Mar 11 at GSW 30 13 2 5 0 0 6 5 11 1 1 2 5 0 2 0
Mar 9 IND 30 10 3 7 0 0 1 4 8 0 0 2 5 1 2 2
Mar 7 POR 30 19 0 2 1 0 0 8 16 0 0 3 6 0 0 2
Mar 5 at DEN 31 5 2 6 1 0 4 2 5 0 0 1 4 1 1 1
Mar 2 at SAS 31 8 2 6 3 1 2 4 11 0 0 0 1 1 1 1
Feb 28 CHI 33 13 3 2 2 0 0 5 12 0 0 3 7 1 2 1
Feb 26 NOP 26 9 2 5 1 0 0 3 7 0 0 3 5 0 2 2
Feb 24 at NYK 34 20 3 6 0 0 0 6 9 3 3 5 8 1 2 0
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Feb 22 at DET 29 11 4 4 1 0 4 4 8 1 2 2 4 0 4 2
Feb 21 at PHI 30 8 3 10 1 1 2 3 6 0 0 2 4 0 3 2
Feb 18 MIA 29 12 3 3 0 0 2 4 9 2 2 2 6 0 3 2
Feb 12 at IND 22 4 4 2 0 1 3 1 7 1 2 1 5 1 3 4
Feb 11 at CHA 23 8 0 2 0 1 2 3 8 0 0 2 2 0 0 0
Feb 9 at BOS 32 18 5 5 0 0 1 7 13 1 2 3 6 2 3 0
Feb 7 UTA 33 12 4 7 2 0 1 4 11 0 0 4 7 2 2 0
Feb 5 at MEM 31 5 1 4 0 0 2 2 9 0 0 1 4 0 1 1
Feb 3 CLE 33 11 2 10 0 0 1 4 7 0 0 3 5 0 2 0
Jan 31 SAC 34 14 1 7 1 0 1 6 14 1 2 1 6 0 1 2
Jan 29 HOU 37 8 3 5 1 1 0 2 12 2 3 2 7 1 2 3
Jan 26 DET 34 17 2 4 1 0 2 7 8 2 2 1 2 1 1 2
Jan 24 at BKN 36 15 1 2 1 0 1 5 15 2 2 3 7 0 1 2
Jan 22 at TOR 34 13 4 5 0 0 1 5 11 1 2 2 4 1 3 2
Jan 20 at CLE 28 11 1 6 0 0 1 4 8 2 2 1 4 1 0 2
Jan 18 POR 20 5 2 3 0 0 1 2 6 1 1 0 2 0 2 1
Jan 17 at PHO 19 4 0 4 1 0 1 2 8 0 0 0 4 0 0 3
Jan 15 at LAC 36 16 1 3 1 0 1 6 9 0 0 4 6 0 1 3
Jan 13 ORL 32 13 1 4 2 0 1 5 9 0 0 3 6 0 1 1
Jan 11 NOP 35 17 2 5 1 0 2 5 10 3 4 4 7 1 1 3
Jan 10 at NOP 32 11 5 6 2 0 2 4 6 0 0 3 5 0 5 0
Jan 8 at SAS 26 5 2 2 2 0 0 2 11 0 0 1 4 0 2 2
Jan 7 LAL 36 12 2 8 5 0 1 5 8 0 0 2 4 1 1 1
Jan 5 NYK 36 12 2 6 0 0 2 5 13 0 0 2 8 1 1 1
Jan 3 LAC 33 11 6 5 0 0 0 4 10 0 0 3 8 0 6 3
Jan 1 at WAS 33 11 6 3 2 0 0 3 14 2 2 3 10 0 6 1
Dec 30 at MIN 37 8 2 8 3 0 3 3 7 0 0 2 4 0 2 2
Dec 28 at CHI 36 9 4 7 2 0 1 4 11 0 0 1 6 2 2 0
Dec 26 SAS 33 13 7 3 2 0 0 5 11 0 0 3 4 0 7 5
Dec 23 at HOU 33 15 1 5 0 0 1 6 12 0 0 3 7 0 1 5
Dec 21 at PHO 31 9 3 6 1 1 0 4 5 0 0 1 2 0 3 2
Dec 20 TOR 37 23 4 9 2 0 1 8 13 0 0 7 10 1 3 1
Dec 18 MEM 32 12 1 3 0 0 0 5 7 0 0 2 4 0 1 1
Dec 14 MIL 23 18 1 1 1 0 1 7 10 0 0 4 6 0 1 1
Dec 11 at GSW 34 18 4 5 0 0 1 7 15 1 1 3 9 0 4 2
Dec 9 at SAC 22 11 2 2 0 0 2 4 10 0 0 3 7 0 2 2
Dec 7 at POR 32 15 2 7 2 0 1 7 10 1 2 0 1 0 2 4
Dec 4 at NOP 31 12 0 4 2 0 1 4 11 1 1 3 10 0 0 0
Dec 3 CHA 33 12 1 1 0 1 0 4 10 0 0 4 5 0 1 2
Nov 30 MIN                                
Nov 29 at ATL 26 16 0 3 0 0 1 5 11 2 2 4 7 0 0 2
Nov 27 GSW 28 12 2 3 0 0 1 5 10 0 0 2 4 0 2 2
Nov 25 DEN 30 12 0 4 0 0 2 4 6 1 2 3 4 0 0 3
Nov 23 at DEN 34 11 2 5 1 0 0 5 10 0 0 1 4 0 2 3
Nov 22 UTA 30 5 1 4 2 0 2 2 3 0 0 1 2 0 1 2
Nov 20 HOU 29 13 1 2 1 0 2 4 8 2 2 3 5 0 1 3
Nov 18 PHI 32 14 3 4 1 0 2 5 13 0 0 4 10 1 2 3
Nov 16 at ORL 31 11 1 9 0 0 0 5 10 0 0 1 4 0 1 1
Nov 15 at MIA 35 12 1 5 0 0 3 4 10 0 0 4 9 0 1 1
Nov 12 WAS 33 11 1 4 2 0 2 4 8 0 0 3 6 0 1 2
Nov 9 at MIL 36 9 7 3 1 0 1 3 8 0 0 3 6 2 5 1
Nov 8 at MIN 33 21 4 7 1 0 1 7 11 1 1 6 8 0 4 2
Nov 6 at OKC 32 9 2 3 3 0 3 3 6 2 2 1 2 1 1 1
Nov 5 LAL 22 12 4 5 0 0 1 4 6 0 0 4 6 0 4 1
Nov 2 MEM 39 15 2 5 1 0 0 4 11 4 4 3 7 2 0 2
Nov 1 at HOU 25 0 1 6 1 0 1 0 8 0 0 0 3 0 1 2
Oct 30 ATL 35 5 2 11 1 0 4 1 7 2 2 1 5 0 2 3

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

Calderon played just 17 minutes and went scoreless going 0-3 from the field. He added just one rebound and two assists.

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Calderon scored 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting Tuesday. He added four assists and three rebounds in the win over Utah.

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Calderon scored eight points on 3-of-9 shooting Tuesday. He added six assists and two rebounds in the overtime loss to Golden State.

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Calderon scored 22 points (7-10 FG, 6-9 3Pt, 2-2 FT) to go with four rebounds, eight assists and no turnovers in 37 minutes against the Thunder on Tuesday.

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Calderon will play Tuesday versus the Thunder, The Dallas Morning News reports.

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Calderon (face) is questionable for Tuesday's game against the Thunder, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Calderon will not return to Sunday's game against the Nets due to a facial injury, the Mavericks' official site reports.

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Calderon left Sunday's contest against the Nets with a nose injury and is doubtful to return, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Calderon scored 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting Wednesday. He added four assists and three rebounds in the overtime loss to Minnesota.

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Calderon was limited to six points on 2-of-6 shooting Monday. He added six assists in the win over Boston.

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Calderon scored 16 points (6-11 FG, 4-8 3Pt) with five rebounds and seven assists in the win over the Thunder on Sunday. He added two steals in 30 minutes.

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Calderon scored 10 points on 3-of-8 shooting Wednesday. He added five assists and one rebound in the win over Utah.

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2013-14

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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.