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Jose Calderon - PG, 6'3, 200
Cleveland Cavaliers - Signed as a free agent in July 2017
       Date of birth: 09/28/1981
       Country: Spain
     Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2003
     Out of: Tau Ceramica (Spain)
  NBA Experience: 12 years
  Hand: Right

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   2017 NBA Manifesto
2017-06-29

Jose Calderon
PG, 6’3, 200lbs, 35 years old, 12 years of experience

Even in the latter part of his career, Calderon is passable as a third stringer still. His shot was off this year, but this is surely just an anomaly rather than evidence of serious decline in by far his most important attrib-ute as a player. Heady and thoroughly undynamic, Calderon showed in game four of the playoffs that he still had good nights left in him. A minimum salary third string option only at this point, but one worth having.

Player Plan: Expiring minimum salary. Would be worthy of another one, but it is very low priority.

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   The NBA's middle class: where fringe stars now hang out
2013-10-18

[...] In comparison, 36 such players have signed within those parameters in 2013. And in contrast to 2008, those names are often established quality role players who aren't quite stars and who rightly aren't being paid like it. At the top end, players like Monta Ellis, Jose Calderon, Brandon Jennings, Jarrett Jack, Jeff Teague and Carl Landry are all getting acceptable prices, perhaps $2 million annually less than they would have done five years ago. At the bottom end, established role players like Marreese Speights, Tony Allen and Chris Kaman are getting paid adequately for their useful role player production. And unlike in 2008, those deals like Kaman's are not too long. See also Greg Stiemsma, Tyler Hansbrough, Mike Dunleavy Jr, Dorell Wright and Randy Foye, none more than three years in length, some as short as one.

The exact parameters employed here are somewhat arbitrarily chosen, I admit. However, a comparison of some particular players to have been involved in both markets sheds light on the market fluctations. Despite being much the same player, many individuals received very different paychecks. Ellis received $66 million in 2008 and $25.08 million in 2013. Calderon received $45 million in 2008 and $29 million in 2013. Jason Maxiell received $20 million in 2008 and $5 million in 2013. And while Martell Webster received $20,112,000 for four years in 2008, he only received ... well, OK, maybe not him, as he received $21,990,500 for another four years this summer.

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