Calderon will be in the starting lineup for Wednesday's game, Chris Vivlamore of the AJC reports. Calderon will start in place of Dennis Schroder who will take the night off due to rest. While he's likely to play the majority of the game, Calderon hasn't posted great numbers much of the season. Over his last 76 minutes, the 35-year-old has tallied just 19 points, 12 boards and 14 assists. He should only be considered in the deepest of leagues Wednesday.
Calderon will return to the bench for Sunday's tilt with the Cavaliers, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports. Calderon drew the spot start on Friday against the Cavaliers, finishing with seven points, four rebounds and seven assists across 25 minutes. However, with Dennis Schroder (foot) healthy and rejoining the starting five, Calderon heads back to the bench, which likely takes him off the fantasy radar in the majority of leagues.
Calderon will start at point guard Friday versus the Cavs, Hawks play-by-play announcer Bob Rathbun reports. Calderon enters Atlanta's starting five after Dennis Schroder (foot) was a late scratch Friday. While Calderon is dubbed the team's starter, Malcolm Delaney could end up playing more minutes. Nonetheless, the Spaniard could very well top his usually minuscule production in an improved role Friday.
Calderon went for 14 points (4-6 FG, 2-3 3Pt, 4-5 FT), three rebounds and one assist over 19 minutes in Saturday's 107-90 win over the Grizzlies. The 12-year veteran has seen his minutes bump up after each of the last two games, as he's been increasingly incorporated into the rotation following his late February arrival from the Lakers. Saturday's output was by far Calderon's best in a Hawks uniform, as he'd gone scoreless and notched two points in the two previous contests in which he was active. Despite his advanced age, Calderon might represent fresh legs for the stretch run for coach Mike Budenholzer, considering he was out of the Lakers' rotation altogether for a notable portion of the season prior to the trade.
Calderon will be in uniform for Sunday's game against the Pacers, but isn't expected to play outside of an emergency situation, Chris Vivalmore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Mike Dunleavy (ankle) and Ryan Kelly (coach's decision) will be the Hawks' two inactives, but since Calderon hasn't had an opportunity to practice with his new team after being claimed off waivers Saturday, it's likely that Atlanta will go with Dennis Schroder and Malcolm Delaney as their primary point guards. Even once he has a chance to gain some familiarity with his new team, Calderon may not be able to displace Delaney as Schroder's top backup, potentially leaving him outside of the rotation most games. It appears the 35-year-old may only act as an insurance option at point guard in the event of an injury to either Schroder or Delaney.
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