Jose Calderon and his wife, Ana, took a look at the Pistons' second-half schedule, and they came to the same realization. With 14 road games versus only eight home games over the final two months of the season, Calderon was going to be on the road a lot. So after Ana and their two children moved to Detroit briefly after the Jan. 30 trade that brought Calderon to the Pistons from Toronto, his family moved back to their off-season home in his home country, Spain, a few weeks ago. Calderon, who misses his family dearly, will join them shortly after the conclusion of the regular season April 18. And then the waiting game begins. As one of the top point guards on the open market, he will be a free agent for the first time in his career at the age of 31, expecting a contract worth $6 million to $7 million per year. And while the Pistons have been pretty transparent in their desire to keep him around, Calderon is planning on exploring all of his options. In some ways that's a good thing for the Pistons since they have imploded since he arrived with a record of only 6-19. The stench of this putrid stretch hasn't turned him off. And the Pistons could play a little better with the schedule easing up and the return of franchise cornerstone Andre Drummond from a stress fracture in his lower back that cost the rookie center 22 games. It will make for an eventful period for Calderon when the free agency period begins July 1. "I think July will be the first time I have the chance to think about everything," Calderon said Friday before the Pistons faced his old team. "I'm going to worry about that (then). Whatever happens, happens. In these 10 games, nothing's going to change even if you do really, really bad or really, really good. "We'll see in July, take time to talk to everybody with my family and see what's better."
Jose Calderon won't commit to Detroit Pistons
USA Today | Mar 31