Report: No trade involving Jose Calderon in imminent
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Rotowire: Oct 12 / 9:21p ET
News: Calderon collected four points (2-3 FG), two assists, and three rebounds over 19 minutes in Monday's 94-88 victory over the Sixers.
Impact: Calderon continues to round back into shape after an Achilles' injury cut his 2014-15 campaign short. The veteran point guard has started all three preseason contests he has played in, and is expected to tally close to 30 minutes a game this season. Calderon faces competition for minutes from second-year man pro Langston Galloway, who turned in a solid rookie campaign in Calderon's absence last season.
Rotowire: Oct 6 / 11:47a ET
News: Knicks coach Derek Fisher confirmed Calderon (Achilles) will start at point guard in Wednesday's preseason opener against Brazilian team Bauru Basket, Ian Begley of ESPN New York reports.
Impact: The Achilles' injury spelled an early end to Calderon's 2014-15 season, but with a full offseason to recover, he'll be back in action to direct the Knicks offense. Team president Phil Jackson said earlier in the summer that he anticipates Calderon will see minutes in the upper-20s this season, with second-year man Langston Galloway and rookie Jerian Grant occasionally relieving him at point guard. Calderon averaged 9.1 points and 4.7 assists over 42 games with the Knicks last season.
Rotowire: Aug 12 / 6:22a ET
News: Calderon (Achilles) was projected to play 26-28 minutes per game this season by President Phil Jackson, Charley Rosen of ESPN reports.
Impact: Calderon was hampered all last season by an Achilles injury he suffered in training camp, effectively cutting his season short and affecting his shot. He played at least 80 percent of his games every season prior to last, and the minute restriction will afford him the chance to meet that plateau once more. The triangle offense neutered Calderon's fantasy value last season, and he'll compete with rookie Jerian Grant during training camp for the lion's share of the point guard duties. Calderon offers minimal support beyond assists and three-pointers, limiting his fantasy appeal in standard leagues.