Calderon and the Pistons agreed to terms Monday on a one-year, $2.4 million contract, Michael Scotto of The Athletic reports. The soon-to-be-37-year-old's best days are behind him, but he proved to be as serviceable option for the Cavs last season, averaging 4.5 points and 2.1 assists in 16.0 minutes per game across 57 appearances (32 starts). Detroit likely won't rely on Calderon as anything more than a third point guard, though the veteran should be a capable option to run the offense if Reggie Jackson or Ish Smith goes down with an injury. Calderon is a career 41.1 percent shooter from three-point range, and he hit better than 46 percent of his attempts in 2017-18.
Calderon will come off the bench for Sunday's Game 7 against the Pacers, Marla Ridenour of the Akron Beacon Journal reports. Coach Tyronn Lue is opting to start LeBron James at point guard, so both Calderon and George Hill will come off the bench. Calderon has made little impact in the series, however, and it's possible he doesn't see the floor.
Calderon will remain in the starting lineup for Wednesday's Game 5 against the Pacers, Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com reports. Calderon also started Game 4, but the news here is that the Cavs will again be without George Hill, who will miss a second straight contest as he continues to nurse a sore back. Coach Ty Lue indicated that Hill would have started had he been cleared to play, but the Cavs will turn back to Calderon, who played a series-high 19 minutes in Sunday's narrow Game 4 victory. The 36-year-old was a DNP-CD in Game 3 after playing a combined 22 minutes in the first two games of the series.
Calderon contributed five points (2-4 FG, 1-2 3Pt), two rebounds and two assists across 19 minutes during Cleveland's 104-100 win over the Pacers in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series. Calderon drew the start for George Hill (back), but he unsurprisingly played a modest amount of minutes. The veteran point guard has now seen action in three of the first four games of the series, generating a pair of five-point tallies and one scoreless effort. If Hill is unable to suit up for Wednesday's Game 5, Calderon could certainly be in for another run with the first unit.
Calderon will start at point guard in Sunday's Game 4 against the Pacers, Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com reports. With George Hill (back) officially being ruled out, Calderon will be thrust back into the starting lineup after he didn't even see the floor in Game 3. Calderon will still likely play a fairly limited role for the Cavaliers on Sunday, while both Rodney Hood and Jordan Clarkson are in line to see more minutes off the bench in Hill's absence.
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