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Friday, July 5th, 2013 at 9:55 pm  |  32 responses

Dallas Mavericks Signing Jose Calderon for $29 Million


Free agent guard Jose Calderon has struck a deal with the Dallas Mavericks, his agent confirmed. Per ESPN: “Source: Dallas agrees to 4-yr, $29 million deal with Jose Calderon.”

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  • Vince

    … Crap. I was really hoping he would re-sign with my Pistons. Anyhow best of luck Jose! Thanks for showing us what a real PG looks like during your time in Detroit!

  • RKJ92

    Omgg what a horrible contract.. he is 31!! and your paying him 7.25millon a year wow.. that’s laughable he doesn’t even play defense trust me I watched him for years! he’s worth 5 million TOPS at this point in his career.. this will haunt them.

  • Vince

    Mmmm. I think 7.25 is the max he could get, but 4 years is pretty long. To be fair Jose is still a premier PG in the League, top in Assist:TO ratio and the best 3P% of last season. The Mavs is a weird choice though, they’re really not going to go far in the next 4 years.

  • ZOGS

    MARK CUBAN’S LETTIN IT RAIN ON JOSE!!!!!

  • Dagger

    Agreed. Much as I liked him when he played for the Raptors, I feel people get distracted by the shiny numbers with Calderon. His turnovers are low because he’s not a daring or creative passer, and his defense might be the worst at his position (which is saying something). Five million/year would have been nice, but this contract is a bit too much. Still, he’ll improve the team in the short-term.

  • MUBWAR

    I actually miss jose man. Always under control, controling the teams tempo, 9 to 11 dimes per night 14 to 18 points n no D. His atrocious D can be blamed on his europeen heritage. Solid pg that deserves to get paid

  • RKJ92

    That’s the thing though.. he can ONLY go downhill from here.. he’s a poor mans Steve Nash on the decline any year now as much as I enjoyed him as a Raptor.

  • RKJ92

    Couldn’t agree more!

  • RKJ92

    I miss him too; but I don’t let it blind me from his age and that at any year now he could completely break down.. you don’t throw this type of money at someone who is this old, and already cannot play defense.

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    I miss him too; but I don’t let
    it blind me from his age and that at any year now he could completely
    break down.. you don’t throw this type of money at someone who is this
    old, and already cannot play defense.

  • Vince

    True, true. Nash played decent until he joined the Lakers though, but I imagine Calderon aging and becoming more like Pablo Prigioni than Nash. I think Jose can still be serviceable for four years, although his contract is a bit pricey for someone his age.

  • Will Lee

    Wow. Unless Dallas get Howard, they’ll surely get exposed on defense for the next 4 years!!!

  • ATL dynamite

    How many minutes are the Mavs gonna give him? They sent Jared Cunningham away, but they have a new Shane Larkin in training tho. Also, pg is the most pivotal role in the game imo, and now the Mavs have made an overhaul this big. With one old pg eating up minutes and a new and unguaranteed product, I’m really interested in seeing how it pans out

  • grgeblck

    If I were Dirk, I’ll be panicking.

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  • http://soundcloud.com/tray-8 T-Ray

    More pt for my man Peyton Siva in Detroit!

  • MUBWAR

    7 mil doest bother me its the 4 freaking years. lt should’ve been2 years for 15 mil

  • LP @ThisisEther

    lmaoooo premier???….. in this age of PGs, Jose is like #17 right now on the pg list….this is a bad contract, aint no way around that….don’t sugar coat this..

  • underdog

    I’m rooting for Siva too, but it would have been nice if he’d had a savvy veteran PG to guide him trough his rookie year.

  • http://soundcloud.com/tray-8 T-Ray

    I agree but I think by him staying in college for as long as he did it will only benefit him.

  • Vince

    If you have a great defensive C/PF clogging the paint – ala Andre Drummond – Calderon’s crappy D isn’t as much of a problem. Jose is still a great passer at 31, he has a very good stroke from deep and is one of the most professional players there is. Maybe I exaggerated with ‘premier’ but he is still a very dependable player. It may be a bad contract, but he still is a good player – for how long remains to be seen though.

  • JML-G

    Mavericks masterplan got washed all down the drain so Cuban gonna overpay vets now

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    When Dallas misses on bign free agents, can someone rationalize this behavior? Are they just going to try and load up on good role players again? 4 years for JC at $7.25 is nuts for a team that is like 5 pieces from where they want to be.

  • spit hot fiyah

    Seems very wierd, i Think they Will Gamble on bynum and Hope to be Good

  • OfftheWall87

    Let’s all send our best wishes to Dirk Nowitzki for playing with whatever group of guys he’ll be playing with next season.

    Pistons have to get rid of Stuckey at some point. Brandon Knight, Andre Drummond, Greg Monroe, Peyton Siva as a backup. Mo Cheeks coaching. They have some pieces to start building with.

  • Junkie

    Yeah but you’re just entering a deep rebuild and point guard is just about the most important position why would you throw 7 mil a year at some over the hill vet.

  • Lloyd

    Maybe they’re paying him based on character, integrity and sportsmanship. That’s the only way this makes sense to me.

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  • mdsupafly33

    All good points; he is a bit old for this contract, he doesn’t play D; but he is still a very skilled point guard who shoots terrific from 3 and free. But none of that really matters because Dallas NEEDED a point guard. After suffering through an entire season without a single player on the roster that knew how to run the offense, they wanted to get the best available player that knows how to run a pick and roll with Dirk, and who isn’t more interested in getting his own points. And the free agent PG pool this year was pretty much CP3, and once he resigned in LA they had to go out and get the next best option. No, Calderon is not a perfect player, but he was the only guy left available in the field that could do what they needed so they made sure they were going to get outbid. And after watching Collison, Mike James, and Roddy B all fail spectacularly at learning how to run a team, I am quite happy with the signing. I looked at it this way: even if by some miracle Dwight decided to sign with Dallas, who was on the roster that could get him the ball? Nobody, that’s who; which means that Cubes would have effectively flushed all that money down the toilet.

  • Dagger

    “Nash played decent until he joined the Lakers though.”

    Well there’s an understatement. And you know he shot 50% from the field, 43% from the 3 and 92% from the free throw line last year, right? In an injury-riddled season.

  • Vince

    I was referring more to the injury problems Nash battled through in LA, theres no doubt he is still a great PG.

  • patrick

    overpaid? devin harris i saw is 2 years younger, and just signed a $3m a year deal ($9m over 3 years). 7.25$m/year for Calderon

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