Ex-Raptors PG Jose Calderon contemplating retirement: Report


Veteran point guard Jose Calderon is considering retirement after remaining unsigned as September approaches, according to a report by a Spanish publication.

Calderon, who turns 38 on Sept. 28, is a free agent and has been unable to land a job this summer. That has him pondering retirement, according to El Periodico Extremadura.

Calderon played in 49 games for the Detroit Pistons last season and averaged 2.3 points and 2.3 assists. He played 12.9 minutes per appearance.

Earlier in his career, Calderon averaged more than eight assists per game four times with the Toronto Raptors. He played 7 1/2 seasons (2005-13) for Toronto and averaged 10.0 points and 7.2 assists. He holds the franchise record with 3,770 assists.

Calderon also has played for the Pistons (twice), Dallas Mavericks, New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers, Atlanta Hawks and Cleveland Cavaliers. He has career averages of 8.9 points and 5.8 assists in 895 games (591 starts).

Calderon played seven seasons in his native Spain before joining the Raptors.