Cavaliers Notes: Calderon, George, Holland

Derrick Rose, Iman Shumpert, and others have tried to hold down the Cavaliers‘ point guard vacancy while Isaiah Thomas recovers from a hip injury. Veteran Jose Calderon, however, has stepped into a prominent role and provided stability, Chris Fedor of Cleveland.com writes.

Through 20 games (14 starts), Calderon is averaging 4.3 PPG, 1.9 APG, and 1.3 RPG. Those numbers are hardly eye-catching, but they have been consistent; several members of the roster appreciate the impact that the 13-year NBA veteran has had.

“He’s an oldie but goodie,” Cavaliers forward Kevin Love said. “Whether he’s playing five minutes or 35 minutes, he’s going to be Jose and go out there and knock down shots, play with a lot of poise. He’s been great for us.”

As Fedor writes, Calderon maintains a stellar assist-to-turnover ration in addition to his shooting and defensive skills. That makes him a threat on both ends of the court, which has allowed the Cavaliers to win 12 of 13 games since Calderon was named the starter.

“He settles things down. He’s always been a safety valve for a team,” Dwyane Wade said. “I used to hate when we played against him because he never turned the ball over, he never made risky passes and obviously as he’s been showing lately he can knock open shots down. It’s been good for us. He’s been stable for that position, for that group and for the team.”

Check out other news from the Cavaliers organization below:

  • As the Thunder struggle to find consistency, Cleveland.com’s Joe Vardon addressed the possibility of the Cavaliers pursuing Paul George as a trade target. Vardon notes that the Cavaliers would be following the Warriors’ model of utilizing four superstar caliber players to win — if they acquired George. The former Pacers All-Star was a Cleveland target this past offseason but ultimately went to Oklahoma City.
  • Cavaliers guard/forward John Holland, currently signed to a two-way deal, suffered a left shoulder subluxation on Wednesday while playing for the team’s G League affiliate, the Canton Charge, the team announced. Holland will miss 4 to 6 weeks and his status will be updated as appropriate.
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6 thoughts on “Cavaliers Notes: Calderon, George, Holland

  1. Holy revisionist Batman! I thought the NBA was older than 13 years. :)

    People and somehow players in the NBA, forget Jose Calderon is in the top 20 ALL TIME NBA 3 point shooting %. Not just of current, but ALL TIME. Current top ten, Jose would be in.

    Just say no to Paul George. We see what effect he’s had on the Thunder. Want none of that in Cleveland.

    And Finally why don’t they just say “Separated Shoulder”?

    • xtraflamy
      xtraflamy

      I think they are different. A separated shoulder is when the collar bone is separated from the shoulder blade because of injury to those ligaments, usually a forward fall. A shoulder subluxation is when the arm dislocates out of its socket, usually because of a rotator cuff injury or if it gets knocked out of there from a hard hit. I guess both can happen at the same time if you get in a bad enough accident, but they are different.

  2. Thomas Swanson

    Reason you would want George is he leads the league in steals and can defend every position. He would help against the Warriors. His shooting is down, but he can hit 3″s. Just don’t let him have the ball in the clutch, he’s terrible.

    • Pihc123

      Exactly. On the last statement. I realize it’s too early in the season to make an overall decision on if he’d actually help the Cavs it not but he’s a type of player that wants the ball in his hands. Don’t forget how disgusted he was that he didn’t take the last shot in the post season clisenfamenafainst the Cavs last year.

      • Pihc123

        Please don’t ask me what that word is. I think I just put covfefed myself.

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