Jose Calderon PG NYK 2 months ago

Calderon, who suffered through a loss of form and injuries last season in New York, will now have to battle Jerian Grant for the starting point guard job.

Grant, who was a senior for Notre Dame, will challenge Calderon for minutes after Calderon struggled in his first season in New York. After averaging 9.1 points last season, it's hard to recommend drafting Calderon in any standard sized leagues next season.

Jose Calderon PG NYK 4 months ago

Calderon endured a frustrating opening season with the Knicks, playing a career-low 42 games and averaging 9.1 points, 4.7 assists, 3.0 rebounds, and 1.4 three-pointers in 30.2 minutes per game.

Calderon arrived in New York via trade last summer and immediately was expected to reinvigorate the team's point guard position. However, following a preseason calf injury, Calderon missed the Knicks' first 13 games, before a sore left Achilles ended his season on Feb. 25. Even when healthy, the 33-year-old Calderon's fantasy value was less than admirable, as he experienced his worst statistical season since his first couple years in the league. Under contract in New York for two more seasons, the aging Calderon will get a chance to redeem himself next season, but his production represents more of a back-up point guard option.

Jose Calderon PG NYK 5 months ago

Calderon (Achilles) is unlikely to return this season, according to coach Derek Fisher, Ian Begley of ESPN reports.

Fisher said he doesn't believe Calderon will return this season, as he continues to battle an Achilles injury. He's currently in a walking boot, and with the Knicks well out of contention, with the goal of attaining the highest possible draft pick, the team really has no reason to bring Calderon back.

Jose Calderon PG NYK 5 months ago

Calderon (Achilles) will wear a boot for at least another 10 days, ESPNNewYork.com reports.

Calderon hopes to return to the court at some point in the next couple weeks, but he still has a way to go in his recovery, and admitted it is unlikely he will play again this season. Shane Larkin and Langston Galloway will continue to hold down the point guard duties for the Knicks.

Jose Calderon PG NYK 5 months ago

Calderon underwent Platelet Rich Plasma treatment Monday on his sore left Achilles, which will be evaluated in 10-to-14 days.

If he's examined during the aforementioned span, Calderon may receive clearance to play the final week of the regular season. Thus, any setback with his recovery will more than likely wipe out the current campaign. It's difficult to believe that the point guard can contribute to fantasy championships in an effective manner at this point.

Jose Calderon PG NYK 6 months ago

Calderon (Achilles) will be re-evaluated Tuesday, the New York Post reports. "It's a little pain but we're going to keep building and see how it reacts," Calderon said.

Calderon has been dealing with the injury for nearly a month now, and it doesn't seem too likely that he'll be back soon. The Knicks are closing off on a fairly low note, and they don't need Calderon to rush back. That being said, he isn't worth owning in most leagues, and Langston Galloway will continue to start in his stead.

Jose Calderon PG NYK 6 months ago

Calderon (Achilles) could miss the remainder of the season, the New York Post reports.

Calderon, who has a strained Achilles, will miss his tenth straight game Sunday against the Suns. He said that he would like to play before the end of the season, especially after missing the first 13 contests of the year with a calf strain. "He's doing a little more each day, but I think he's still a ways away," coach Derek Fisher said. "Once we get back [to New York], he'll be evaluated." Continue to consider Calderon day-to-day, but it doesn't look like a return is imminent.

Jose Calderon PG NYK 6 months ago

Calderon (Achilles) will not be reexamined for two weeks, Newsday's Barbara Barker reports.

Whether or not Calderon's injury is truly this serious is irrelevant, although his absence should theoretically aid them in their quest to have the most ping pong balls for this year's draft lottery. Either way, it looks like a return in late March would be the best-case scenario for Calderon, meaning he can be dropped in a good portion of fantasy leagues. Langston Galloway, Shane Larkin and Alexey Shved will continue to share minutes in the Knicks' backcourt in Calderon's absence.

Jose Calderon PG NYK 6 months ago

Calderon's (Achilles) MRI on Saturday revealed a strain and he will not be able to take the court against the Raptors as a result.

Calderon should be considered day-to-day moving forward as he nurses his strained Achilles ahead of Tuesday's game against the Kings. Rookie Langston Galloway will likely take over at point guard in the meantime which opens up a spot at shooting guard for either Tim Hardaway or Cleanthony Early in the starting five.

Jose Calderon PG NYK 6 months ago

Calderon (Achilles) has been ruled out for Friday's game, Knicks.com's Jonah Ballow reports.

He will be reevaluated with an MRI on Saturday, and we should get a better idea of the severity of his injury at that time. Langston Galloway, Shane Larkin and Alexey Shved should absorb all of the minutes at point guard Friday.