Jose Calderon

Jose Calderon

About Jose Calderon

Jose Manuel Caldern Borrallo (born September 28, 1981, in Villanueva de la Serena, Spain) is a Spanish professional basketball player for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Caldern spent his first six seasons playing in Europe. He made his Spanish league debut playing for CB Lucentum Alicante. He switched teams to Baloncesto Fuenlabrada in the 200102 season, but seeing his playing time curtailed, he moved again the next season to TAU Cermica. There, Caldern played behind former NBA guard Elmer Bennett at point for most of the season, and in the 200304 season, he won the King's Cup with TAU Cermica. In 2005, he led TAU Cermica to the Euroleague Final Four, where they finished second. Caldern entered the NBA when former Raptors GM Rob Babcock persuaded the Spanish guard to sign with the Toronto Raptors on August 3, 2005. Known as a talented playmaker, Caldern struggled with his shooting in his first year in the NBA.

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