Jose Calderon is returning to the Pistons on a 1-year deal according to Chris Haynes of ESPN.
Free agent Jose Calderon agrees to a one-year, $2.4 million deal with Detroit, league sources tell ESPN.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) July 2, 2018
The deal is worth $2.4 million, which is a bit much for a 3rd point guard on a team as cap-strapped as the Pistons. Calderon is 36 years old and probably on his final legs as an NBA player, but he did provide some solid minutes for the Cavaliers last season.
Calderon will likely slot in as the 3rd point guard who will only see action in case Reggie Jackson gets hurt once again. He is a veteran who can shoot and pass, but doesn’t provide much else. This likely means the end of Dwight Buycks’ time in Detroit as he has a non-guaranteed contract and the Pistons have no need for four point guards.
Calderon spent 28 games with the Pistons back in 2013 after getting sent to Detroit in the Tayshaun Prince trade where he shot 52 (!) percent from three.
If Calderon sees a lot of action this season, things will likely have gone very wrong with the Pistons, but it is nice to have a veteran who can still play a bit as an emergency point guard.