Jose Calderon landed with the Detroit Pistons last season, after being part of the three-team trade which was highlighted by Rudy Gay. Calderon started in every game he played in for the Pistons and he intends to stay in the NBA.
The Spanish point guard is a free agent this summer, and according to Latin American Herald Tribune his only goal is to stay in the league next season.
Calderon brought a much-needed veteran presence to a young Pistons roster, so it’s not inconceivable that Detroit would try to keep him around. At the age of 31, Calderon has probably signed his last big contract, as he earned just over $11 million last season.
While Pistons would probably want to retain their free agent at a reasonable price, Calderon will likely garner some attention from elsewhere. He has never been an explosive player, but he can stretch the floor with his 3-point shot while playing off the ball and also pull up when he sees an opening. His court vision remains terrific and he can still be effective when running a pick and roll offense.