Cavaliers acquire Jose Calderon


The Cleveland Cavaliers have acquired guard Jose Calderon to play with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving in the upcoming season. As expected the Cavaliers will always be looking for a player like Calderon who can help effectively coming from the bench.

By getting Calderon, the Cavaliers may not be signing free agent Deron Williams who was a disappointment in the NBA Finals in which he hadn’t scored in Game 1-3. As a matter of fact, the Cavaliers were 13-0 in the playoffs when Williams delivers at least a shot.

Calderon played with the Los Angeles Lakers and Atlanta Hawks last season. He averaged 3.4 points, 1.8 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game in 13.1 minutes of play per game. Calderon played six postseason games with the Hawks. He played his worst of his 12 NBA seasons. He will play for the veteran’s minimum – a one-year, $2.3 million contract

Going into his 13th NBA season, Calderon is averaging 9.6 points, 2.5 rebounds and 6.2 assists per game. He played with the Toronto Raptors, Detroit Pistons, Dallas Mavericks, New York Knicks, Lakers and Hawks.

With Calderon as part of the offense, the Cavaliers are enhancing their outside shooting. Calderon is averaging .409 shooting from outside the arc.