José Calderón
Basketball player
José Calderón
José Manuel Calderón Borrallo is a Spanish professional basketball player who plays for the National Basketball Association's Toronto Raptors and the Spanish national team.
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Lakers' Jose Calderon out two to four weeks; D'Angelo Russell to be evaluated Tuesday
LATimes - 3 months
An MRI exam confirmed Lakers point guard Jose Calderon’s right hamstring strain, and he will be out for two to four weeks. That’s the bad news for the Lakers. Some better news might come Tuesday. Starting point guard D’Angelo Russell will have his knee re-evaluated, almost two weeks from when he...
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Lakers' Ingram says knee issue is 'nothing really serious'
LATimes - 4 months
Veteran point guard Jose Calderon is expected to make his regular-season debut with the Lakers on Sunday against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Lakers Coach Luke Walton said. The team also is optimistic about rookie forward Brandon Ingram but will wait to see how he feels Sunday morning before making...
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Chicago Bulls send former MVP Rose to Knicks in six-man deal
Yahoo News - 8 months
Chicago Bulls playmaker Derrick Rose, a former NBA Most Valuable Player nagged by knee injuries for years, was traded to the New York Knicks on Wednesday in a six-player deal. The move came on the eve of the NBA Draft, when the Knicks will look for more help after missing the playoffs last season. Rose, fellow guard Justin Holiday and a second-round 2017 NBA Draft pick were sent to New York by the Bulls in exchange for center Robin Lopez and guards Jerian Grant and Jose Calderon.
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Knicks' Best Shot Is Shifting the Point
Wall Street Journal - about 1 year
Moving Jose Calderon to shooting guard could provide a lift to the Knicks’ struggling offense.
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Calderon, Part of Balanced Attack, Lifts Knicks Past Hawks
NYTimes - about 1 year
Jose Calderon made a late layup with the hands of two Hawks big men waving in his eyes, and seconds later, a mistake by Paul Millsap handed the game to the Knicks.
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NBA-Highlights of Friday's NBA games
Yahoo News - about 1 year
(Adds late game) Dec 4 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of National Basketball Association games on Friday: - - - - Knicks 108, Nets 91 Carmelo Anthony paced the Knicks with 28 points while rookie Kristaps Porzingis posted his 10th double-double this season with 19 points and 10 rebounds as the New York Knicks beat the Brooklyn Nets. Center Brook Lopez led the Nets with 21 points and forward Thaddeus Young added 18 points, while forward Joe Johnson was ejected from the game with 8:01 left for a flagrant foul on Knicks guard Jose Calderon. ...
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Basketball fans get say in worldwide playoff chat
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
(Reuters) - From Indonesia to Africa, across all time zones and nine languages the National Basketball Association will enter the post-season by engaging fans around the world with a social media playoff chat on Thursday. The NBA told Reuters on Wednesday it will make 20 or more players available to take questions from every corner of the globe underlining the league's continuing international growth. Germany's Detlef Schrempf, Congo's Dikembe Mutombo, Spain's Jose Calderon and Canada's Sim Bhullar, the first player of Indian descent to play in the NBA, will be among those answering questions on the league's Facebook and Twitter platforms. With more than 811 million likes and followers across all social platforms, the NBA has used social media to help grow the league and the sport beyond the U.S. borders.
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National Basketball Association Game Capsules
Fox News - about 2 years
Brooklyn, NY ( - Jarrett Jack scored nine of his 20 points in the fourth quarter to help the Brooklyn Nets continue their strong recent play with a 92-88 decision over the New York Knicks at Barclays Center. Jack added eight assists and Brook Lopez compiled 22 points and nine rebounds in Brooklyn's third straight victory, its longest win streak since a three-game run from Dec. 29-Jan. 2. Joe Johnson added 13 points, nine of which came in the final period as well, along with 11 rebounds in the triumph. The Knicks battled back from a 17-point second-quarter deficit to move in front early in the fourth, but struggled down the stretch to fall for the 11th time in 12 road outings. Carmelo Anthony finished with 21 points for New York but went just 6-of-23 from the floor. Jose Calderon and Thomas tallied 15 and 14 points, respectively, in the loss.
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Making Community Investment a New Year's Resolution
Huffington Post - about 3 years
The start of a New Year is typically a time for setting resolutions. For many, these resolutions might mean staying fit and healthy, becoming more organized or spending more time with family. We don't know if Congress makes New Year's resolutions, but in this spirit we thought we would suggest one: community investment. The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) has proven to be one of the most important tools we have for investing in communities. For over 40 years, royalties paid by oil companies on offshore oil and gas drilling leases have provided hundreds of millions of dollars per year, enabling states, cities and local communities to make dollar-for-dollar matching grants to protect parks and recreational resources. LWCF funding has benefited nearly every county in America, yet is set to expire in 2015. Congress should put LWCF reauthorization and full funding high on the agenda for 2014. For the Latino community, LWCF is critical in the fight to eliminate childhood obesity ...
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Guards Monta Ellis, Jose Calderon top long list of newcomers in another Mavericks makeover
Fox News - over 3 years
Monta (MON-tay) Ellis and Jose Calderon are the new starting guards in another roster makeover for the Dallas Mavericks.
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NBA Offseason Losers: Knicks, Nets And 76ers Fans May Want To Close Eyes
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
The NBA offseason is the place for teams to improve, regress or rebuild. And while it is difficult to judge teams without seeing how new lineups look in actual games, we have a pretty good idea of what to expect come tipoff in late October. Having already graded five offseason winners, let's take a look at five teams who went the opposite direction. Philadelphia 76ers Philly made a supremely questionable decision by trading away Jrue Holiday, its best player, for Nerlens Noel, a teenage big man who weighs a shade over 200 pounds and is coming off major knee surgery. Noel may very well become a dominant defensive center in this league, but new GM Sam Hinkie is taking a massive risk. The team is also at a disadvantage because Michael Carter-Williams should not be a starting NBA point guard. He has the size and the tools, but if you watch him long enough, you realize something is definitely missing. Just an odd, odd summer for the 76ers, a team that is currently looking at ...
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Mavs add free agent PG Jose Calderon, NBA's leading 3-pointer shooter last season
Fox News - over 3 years
The Dallas Mavericks have signed free-agent point guard Jose Calderon.
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Mavericks, Jose Calderon agree to four-year contract
USA Today - over 3 years
Mavericks land point guard after Dwight Howard passes.
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LIRR's 'Cannonball' To Hamptons May Sell Out
Huffington Post - over 3 years
The Long Island Rail Road has a piece of advice for travelers looking to take the first ever nonstop train from Penn Station to the Hamptons this afternoon: Be early. The LIRR says it has seen unprecedented demand for the "Cannonball." The agency announced last month that the popular Friday afternoon summer train, which has for years departed out of Hunterspoint Avenue in Queens, would run out of Manhattan this summer. "It's entirely possible, and likely, that we'll be turning people away from that train," LIRR customer service vice president Joe Calderone said of the 4:07 p.m. train bound for Montauk. "The response has been overwhelming." Calderone said the LIRR has already had to turn away more than 500 customers looking for the sold-out Hamptons Reserve Service, which lets 200 customers pick their seats before time in two cars of the Cannonball, and have drinks and snacks brought to them. The service also is about 70 percent sold out for the entire summer season, Ca ...
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T-Wolves Coach Gets Milestone Win
Huffington Post Sports - almost 4 years
MINNEAPOLIS -- The final seconds ticked down on Rick Adelman's 1,000th career victory, and a season's worth of hardship and heartache quickly evaporated. As his players surrounded him to celebrate, the 66-year-old basketball lifer quickly disengaged from the crowd, and everyone in the arena knew where he was headed. His wife Mary Kay, his partner of four decades, the mother of his six children and the center of his universe, waited sheepishly at the corner of the court. Still head over heels for each other all these years later, the couple embraced. He kissed her once, twice, three times. An unforgettable moment in a painfully disappointing season that most agree can't end soon enough. Adelman became the eighth coach in NBA history to win 1,000 games when the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Detroit Pistons 107-101 on Saturday night. There were impressive performances on the court to make it happen, but what everyone will remember more than anything else was tha ...
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Calderon closes Toronto chapter of basketball life with win - almost 4 years
TORONTO (Reuters) - He is just one of only four players to have played 500 or more games for the Toronto Raptors yet Jose Calderon never appeared to find a home in the National Basketball Association's northern outpost.
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Huffington Post Sports - almost 4 years
CHICAGO — No last-second shot. No fourth-quarter rally. No record for LeBron James and the Miami Heat, either. The Heat's bid for NBA history ended Wednesday night when their 27-game winning streak was snapped by the Chicago Bulls 101-97, setting off a raucous celebration inside United Center. Miami finished six shy of the 33-game record held by the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers. Later, James said there was no shame in falling short. "It's one of the best that this league has ever seen," James said, referring to the streak that began on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3. "We recognized that and rightfully so." James tried to spur yet another comeback in the final minutes, getting mad after a rough foul. But the reigning MVP could never get the defending champions even or, more importantly, ahead. With only two-tenths of a second left, James took the final inbounds pass in his own end, dropped the ball to allow time to expire, turned and walked toward the ex ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of José Calderón
  • 2016
    Age 34
    He also made Spain's squad for the 2016 Summer Olympics, but played only sparingly.
    More Details Hide Details Calderón is one of the best free throw shooters in the NBA, having set an NBA record for free throw shooting (98.1%) in 2008–09 with 151 of 154 attempts. Known as a highly efficient player, Calderon's 2007–08 season would have made him one of seven players in NBA history to shoot at or over 50% on field goals, 40% on three-point field goals, and 90% on free throws for a full season; however, he did not have enough free throws made to meet the minimum qualifications. On March 2, 2007, the Raptors announced that Calderón was named as a Right To Play Athlete Ambassador. Right To Play is an athlete-driven international humanitarian organization that uses sport and play as a tool for the development of children and youth in the most disadvantaged areas of the world. As part of the program, Calderón pledged $1000 for every assist he recorded in a home game against the Chicago Bulls on November 26, 2007. He ended the game with 14 assists.
    On June 22, 2016, Calderón was traded, along with Jerian Grant and Robin Lopez, to the Chicago Bulls in exchange for Derrick Rose, Justin Holiday and a 2017 second-round draft pick.
    More Details Hide Details On July 7, he was traded again, this time with two future second-round picks to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for the rights to Ater Majok.
    On March 13, 2016, Calderón made a game-winning three-point shot with .2 seconds left on the clock to defeat the Los Angeles Lakers.
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  • 2015
    Age 33
    On March 23, 2015, Calderón was ruled out for the rest of the season after undergoing a procedure on his strained left Achilles tendon.
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  • 2014
    Age 32
    After a preseason injury kept him on sidelines for the first 13 games of the season, he made his Knicks debut on November 22, 2014 as he recorded 3 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 steals in the 91-83 win over the Philadelphia 76ers.
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    On June 25, 2014, Calderón, along with Shane Larkin, Wayne Ellington, Samuel Dalembert and two 2014 second-round picks, was traded to the New York Knicks in exchange for Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton.
    More Details Hide Details In the process, he re-joined former Raptor teammate Andrea Bargnani.
  • 2013
    Age 31
    He had his best game on December 20, 2013 against his former team, the Toronto Raptors, where he recorded 23 points and 9 assists.
    More Details Hide Details Calderón finished the season averaging 11.4 points and 4.7 assists per game.
    On July 11, 2013, Calderón signed with the Dallas Mavericks to a reported four-year, $28 million contract.
    More Details Hide Details He became the Mavericks lead point guard, starting in 81 games.
    On January 30, 2013, Calderón was traded to the Detroit Pistons in a three-team trade which sent Tayshaun Prince, Austin Daye, and Ed Davis to the Memphis Grizzlies and Rudy Gay and Hamed Haddadi to Toronto.
    More Details Hide Details He became the starting point guard for the Pistons, and in just his fourth game for the franchise, he recorded 23 points and 10 assists in the 105-100 win over the Milwaukee Bucks. Calderón finished the season averaging 11.3 points and 7.1 assists per game. He also led the league in three-point shooting percentage (.461) and was second in assists per turnover (4.1).
  • 2012
    Age 30
    On February 12, 2012, Calderón scored a career high 30 points in a 94–92 loss against the Lakers.
    More Details Hide Details Calderón led the league in assists per turnover (4.5) for the third time in five years at the conclusion of the regular season.
  • 2009
    Age 27
    On March 29, 2009, in a game against Chicago, he tied the franchise record for most assists in game with 19, and not long after, set an NBA record for highest free-throw percentage in a season.
    More Details Hide Details These records, however, were overshadowed by the Raptors rapidly falling out of the playoffs picture soon after the All-Star break, and the criticism Calderón faced for being unable to defend and play an up-tempo game. Toronto eventually finished with a 33–49 record, with the Spaniard leading the Eastern Conference in assists per game and the league in free throw percentage and assist-to-turnover ratio. The Raptors underwent a significant roster overhaul in the preseason, such as bringing Jarrett Jack from Indiana to play as Calderón's back-up and point forward Hedo Türkoğlu to share in ball-handling duties. With a third of the season gone, the Spaniard picked up an injury that put him out for 12 games, resulting in Jack holding on to the starting spot even upon the former's return, paralleling the Ford-Calderón scenario in 2007–08. Still, the pair combined well and helped bring the Raptors to a 21–20 record at the mid-season mark.
    On March 13, 2009, Calderón surpassed Alvin Williams' franchise record for career assists with 1795.
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  • 2008
    Age 26
    By the end of 2008, the Raptors were 12–20, but with Calderón out for almost a month thereafter, the team slipped to 16–28.
    More Details Hide Details When Calderón returned to the Raptors lineup, he helped snap a seven-game losing streak with a 114–94 victory over Chicago, recording 23 points on 9-of-10 shooting and 10 assists. Not long after, he set the second-longest streak in NBA history for consecutive free throws made (87).
    On July 9, 2008, Calderón re-signed with the Raptors to a multi-year deal, reported to be worth $7.5 million to $8.5 million a season.
    More Details Hide Details With the departure of Ford to the Indiana Pacers, the Spaniard was slated to start the point guard position for the Raptors. At the same time, new acquisition Jermaine O'Neal formed the frontcourt with Bosh. However, 17 games into the season, Toronto fired head coach Sam Mitchell and the line-ups were constantly shuffled.
    By the end of the regular season, Calderón was fifth in the league for assists per game, and in the 2008 NBA Playoffs, Ford split the playing time with him about equally, with the two players combining for averages of 23.4 points and 13.6 assists per game.
    More Details Hide Details However, the Raptors were eliminated by the Orlando Magic in the first round four games to one.
  • 2007
    Age 25
    In the 2007 NBA Playoffs, Calderón played in all of Toronto's games in the series against the New Jersey Nets, but the Raptors were defeated 4–2.
    More Details Hide Details Calderón averaged 13. points and 5.3 assists per game in his first NBA playoff season. Toronto continued to deploy Ford and Calderón in tandem for the point guard position to good effect. Ford was injured for several games in November and December and the Spaniard stepped in with impressive performances. In three games against the Memphis Grizzlies, Cleveland Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls, Calderón provided 37 assists while committing only three turnovers. 14 games into the season, he was also leading the league in assist-to-turnover ratio with 5.67 to 1, but even so, he said: "But how I feel about the team right now is that we need T.J. Ford the next game." 35 games into the season, the Spaniard increased the turnover ratio to 6.15 to 1, setting him on course to break an NBA record (he went to end the season as the league-leader with 5.38 to 1). He shot at least 50% on field goals, 40% on three-pointers, and 90% on free-throws, and is sometimes listed as a member of the NBA's 50–40–90 Club, even though he was sixteen free-throws shy of attaining the NBA league minimum number of makes in this category. By mid-season, he was touted as a possibility for making the All-Star reserve team. Even after Ford returned from injury for the final third of the campaign, Calderón was able to keep his place in the starting lineup.
  • 2006
    Age 24
    Throughout the 2006–07 season, Calderón played primarily as backup to T. J. Ford, turning in solid numbers from the bench.
    More Details Hide Details As acknowledged by coach Sam Mitchell as well as his teammates, Calderón's form was instrumental to the Raptors' push for a playoff spot, and later, the Atlantic Division title. He ended his regular season with improved averages of 8.8 points and 5.1 assists per game and .525 in field goal percentage, even though he had less playing time compared to his rookie season.
  • 2005
    Age 23
    By the end of the 2005–06 season, he was ranked third among all rookies in assists with 4.5 per game.
    More Details Hide Details He finished the season with 64 played games, having started in 11 of them. He averaged 5.5 points, 4.5 assists, 2.2 rebounds and an assists-per-turnover ratio of 2.85.
    Calderón entered the NBA when former Raptors GM Rob Babcock persuaded the Spanish guard to sign with the Toronto Raptors on August 3, 2005.
    More Details Hide Details Known as a talented playmaker, Calderón struggled with his shooting in his first year in the NBA.
  • 2004
    Age 22
    In 2004–05, he averaged 11.6 points, 3.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.5 steals in the Euroleague.
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  • 2003
    Age 21
    In 2003–04, he averaged 7.2 points, 1.4 rebounds, 2. assists, and 1.1 steals in the Euroleague.
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  • 2002
    Age 20
    Calderón was part of the Spanish national team which finished fifth at the 2002 World Championships and second at the 2003 European Championships.
    More Details Hide Details He was later named the team captain during the 2004 Summer Olympics, and on September 3, 2006, Calderón and his Spanish squad defeated Greece, and won the 2006 FIBA World Championship along with future Raptors teammate, Jorge Garbajosa. In EuroBasket 2007, Calderón and Garbajosa again featured for the Spanish team. In the knockout stages, Calderón recorded a game-high 17 points as Spain defeated Germany 83–55 in the quarter-finals. In the semi-finals, Calderón scored 18 points in Spain's defeat of Greece. The Spaniard led his team in points again in the final, but Spain lost 60–59 to Russia. In the 2008 Olympics, Calderón was part of the squad that won the silver medal, but was injured and therefore could not play in the semifinal and the final game. He averaged 7.3 points per game in the tournament. Calderón won another silver medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
    In 2002–03, he averaged 7.5 points, 2.4 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.1 steals in the Euroleague.
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    In 2002, he played for the Spanish national team in the World Championship at Indianapolis, where his team ended up in fifth place.
    More Details Hide Details After the summer, Calderón signed with TAU Vitoria. Calderon played three seasons with Tau Vitoria, resulting in plenty of wins. His team became the Champions of the Copa del Rey (His Majesty’s Cup), and were also runners-up in both the ACB league and the Euroleague.
  • 1998
    Age 16
    Calderón has enjoyed a successful international career. When he played for Spain's national youth team, he won the gold medal at the 1998 FIBA Europe Under-18 Championship, as well as the bronze medal at the 2000 FIBA Europe Under-20 Championship.
    More Details Hide Details As his career advanced, the point guard began appearing for the Spanish national senior team.
  • 1981
    Born on September 28, 1981.
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