With the Cavaliers’ other point guards tested, Jose Calderon will start for the Cavaliers on Monday against the Pistons. Tyronn Lue revealed his decision on Sunday at the Cavs’ practice in Detroit.
“Just be who he is,” Lue said, per cleveland.com, when asked what he wanted to see from Calderon. “Offensively, we know he can shoot the basketball so we want him to shoot the ball.”
Calderon has started one other game this year, a 114-93 loss to the Magic on Oct. 21. In that game, Calderon started, but was benched early after the Cavs fell behind and he struggled to make any impact on the game. For the year, he’s appeared in seven games and is averaging one point and 0.1 assist per game.
In all likelihood, there will be other adjustments to the Cavs’ rotation with Dwyane Wade being a likely candidate to see more minutes. But with Isaiah Thomas, Derrick Rose and Iman Shumpert all hurt, Cleveland will need to get passable minutes from Calderon.