Calderon will come off the bench for Monday's game against the Warriors, Cavaliers play-by-play announcer John Michael reports. Calderon picked up the start Friday with Isaiah Thomas getting the night off for rest, posting eight points, four rebounds and two assists across 33 minutes. However, he'll head back to the bench Monday, with Thomas back in the lineup and reclaiming his starting job. Prior to Monday's contest, Calderon had logged just seven and nine minutes in the previous two games, so he can be avoided for fantasy purposes now that he's back to a bench role.
Calderon, due to Isaiah Thomas (rest) being sidelined, will draw the start at point guard for Friday's contest against the Pacers, Jason Lloyd of The Athletic Cleveland reports. This doesn't come as much of a surprise, as Calderon has started 23 games this year due to injuries to both Thomas and Derrick Rose. In those starts, Calderon has averaged 5.1 points and 2.6 assists.
Calderon had 14 points (4-5 FG, 2-2 3Pt, 4-4 FT), four rebounds, two assists, and one steal in 28 minutes during Monday's 116-88 win over the Pistons. Making his first start of the season (in only his eighth appearance), Calderon proceeded to make an impact on the box score for the first time in 2017-18. With Isaiah Thomas (hip), Derrick Rose (ankle), and Iman Shumpert (knee) sidelined, Calderon helped key an impressive blowout victory. Shumpert is likely the closest to returning (estimated early next week), with Rose tentatively set to rejoin the rotation in December and Thomas in January. As a result, Calderon has upside as a cheap option in daily leagues for Wednesday's matchup with the Nets, and just might hold down the fort as the starting point until Rose (or Thomas) returns.
Calderon will come off the bench for Tuesday's game against the Bulls, Vincent Goodwill of NBC Sports Chicago reports. Coach Tyronn Lue has decided to start LeBron James at point guard against the Bulls, so Calderon has been bumped to the bench. He saw 14 minutes in Saturday's game against Orlando and still could be in for a similar role while Derrick Rose (ankle) remains sidelined. That said, Dwyane Wade is coming off the bench Tuesday and could very well absorb most of the team's reserve point guard workload.
Calderon is expected to draw the start at point guard during Saturday's game against the Magic with Derrick Rose (ankle) doubtful, Jason Lloyd of The Athletic Cleveland reports. Calderon played in just 41 games last season between the Hawks and Lakers, posting 3.4 points and 2.1 assists across 13.1 minutes per game. The Cavs don't have much by way of point guard depth, however, unless they want to play either Iman Shumpert or Dwyane Wade significant minutes at the position, Calderon could see extended run Saturday. In the four games where he saw at least 20 minutes last season, the veteran posted 8.3 points and 6.0 assists per contest.
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