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Posting and Toasting Jul 15, 2016

Jose Calderon was miscast in New York and took the blame for it

Don't hate the players. Hate the hate. At some point next season, new Knick point guard Derrick Rose will hear boos. Even if everything goes dreamily and Rose regains his All-Star form, and the Knicks sign him to a deal beyond 2017, there will be boos, even if only in response to the team rather than Rose himself. The memes have already begun. Patrick Ewing was booed. Yankee fans once booed Mariano Rivera, which is like plants booing the sun. The year the Mets acquired Mike Piazza, he hit .348 with 23 home runs. In two-thirds of a season. He got booed, too. Jose Calderon was booed...
New York Post Jul 14, 2016

Calderon’s Knicks reflection: I’ve needed lesser role for years

Nothing personal, says Jose Calderon. In fact, the former Knicks point guard now with the Lakers admits that his role perhaps got too large the past two seasons. He credits team president Phil Jackson for doing the right thing in obtaining Derrick Rose to man the position. Calderon was traded on June 22 in the...
New York Post Jul 13, 2016

Carmelo Anthony takes his gun violence message to the ESPYS

Enough is enough. That’s the message Carmelo Anthony delivered Wednesday night at the opening of the ESPY Awards. With just a dark backdrop behind him, and best friends Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul and LeBron James to his side, Anthony delivered a powerful message that called for the end of gun violence. “We cannot ignore the...

Reviewing the Lakers trade for Jose Calderon

In a smart use of resources, Los Angeles builds up their war chest in exchange for taking on Calderon's contract In a summer where the Lakers have been maligned for the ways they have chosen to use their massive cap space, their trade for Jose Calderon should not be considered controversial. Similar to the transaction for Jeremy Lin with Houston a few seasons back, the Lakers were essentially paid for the privilege of renting out cap space. This deal makes sense for both sides. Chicago, who had received Calderon’s contract when they traded Derrick Rose, needed to clear room to sign Dwayne...

Lakers acquire Jose Calderon from Bulls via trade, according to report

The Lakers add a veteran point guard to their group. The Los Angeles Lakers have acquired veteran point guard Jose Calderon via trade from the Chicago Bulls, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. The terms of the deal have not been disclosed, but Chicago was seeking out trade partners willing to absorb salary following Dwyane Wade's decision to leave the Miami Heat to make a move to the Windy City. Calderon played 72 games with the New York Knicks last season prior before being traded to Chicago as part of the package that sent Derrick Rose to Madison Square Garden. Rajon Rondo...

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