Jose Calderon will make his second start for the Cavaliers at point guard this season when they play the Detroit Pistons on Monday. Calderon, 36, has appeared in just seven games, playing about 10 minutes in Friday's win over the Clippers because of Iman Shumpert's knee soreness. He's averaging 1.0 points and 0.7 assists. "You see any other point guards around," cracked Tyronn Lue, when asked how he came to decide to play Calderon. The question was fair because with Isaiah Thomas out, the Cavs entered the year with Derrick Rose at point guard and Calderon backing him up. When Rose was first injured on Oct. 20, Calderon started the next night against Orlando, and then played just 22 minutes over the next 10 games. During that stretch, Lue played LeBron James at point guard, and then Rose, and then when Rose went out Nov. 9, he started Shumpert in Rose's place and said the team was playing without a true point guard. Shumpert is expected to miss five to seven days. It appears to be Calderon's turn again. "Just be who he is," Lue said, when asked what he hoped to see from Calderon. "Shoot the basketball, run pick-and-roll, be confident, just play his game. Offensively we know he can shoot the basketball so we want him to shoot the ball.
Jose Calderon to start for Cavaliers against Pistons
Cleveland Plain Dealer | Nov 20