background-repeat: no-repeat; This domain runs on FORPSI servers background-repeat: repeat-x; margin-right: 0px; background-image: url(/forpsi-errors/images/bottom_fondo.gif); font-size: 12px; .sfondo_laterale { text-decoration: none; background-repeat: repeat-x; background-image: url(/forpsi-errors/images/top_fondo.gif); text-decoration: none; a:hover { font-weight: normal; } background-repeat: repeat-x; padding-top:10px; } .top_fondo { font-size:12px; line-height:20px;
background-position: left top; } Forpsi.com color:black; color: #4161a1; background-position: left top; color: #FF0000; background-color: #FEFEFE; body { font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; } .sfondo_logo { margin-top: 0px; text-decoration: none; margin-bottom: 0px;
margin-left: 0px;

Calderon Could Be Huge for Mavs

Jose Calderon is one of the most underrated point guards in the league; his pass-first mentality could be a huge boost for the identity-less Mavs.

Jose Calderon has been an underrated passer for years and now he is a member of the Dallas Maverick organization.  Calderon’s pass-first mentality is something that will be sorely needed this season for a team in searching. The Mavericks have almost a completely new cast surrounding former MVP Dirk Nowitzki, and haven’t had a chance yet to establish an identity. Most experts and fans expect the team to be flirting with the lottery next season, and it is still a strong possibility in the wild-wild Western conference.            

The Mavericks have several players that are scorers but no one to facilitate the offense, other than Calderon. He has been known to explode in the assists column throughout last season, posting several games with numbers in the high-teens. Calderon even notched an epic 18 assists game last season versus Washington, so he can really find people. He was also one of the league leaders in assists/turnover ratio as well.            

Calderon did most of his magic with a sub-par Toronto Raptors and Detroit Pistons squad, so look for his numbers to sky-rocket while playing with explosive scorers like Monta Ellis and Nowitzki. He averaged almost 8 assists last year, with his new teammates it could easily go over in double-digits.            

He can also score the basketball on his own, shooting at an extremely efficient rate. He shot almost 50% from the field last season (49.1%). His three point percentage was almost as high at about 47%. Playing with Nowitzki will give him plenty of open looks from behind the arc.            

Calderon is currently recovering from a hamstring injury and it is not clear as of yet if he will be the starting point guard for the Mavericks. The only other player that may be in contention is former Maverick Devin Harris but his score-first mentality may clash with the starting lineup. Don’t be surprised to see him as the team’s go-to sixth man.              

The Maverick’s future is still up in the air, they likely won’t contend for a title, but if Calderon can come into his own it could be a very interesting season for them.

comments
MVPTEXAS RT @Big12Conference: #Big12BSB: Our nightcap featured a nine-run win by @OSUBaseball. PHOTOS - http://t.co/xgTee4flj0 http://t.co/ZupdPK4dph
8hreplyretweetfavorite
MVPTEXAS RT @HoustonRockets: What a battle by your Rockets Red Nation.
8hreplyretweetfavorite
MVPTEXAS FINAL SCORE - #ROCKETS 98 - #WARRIORS 99 Warriors take a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference Finals. smh
8hreplyretweetfavorite
MVPTEXAS RT @BleacherReport: It’s a battle at Oracle! Warriors lead 77-75 heading into the 4th! Curry with 27, Harden 26 #NBAPlayoffs http://t.co/mG
9hreplyretweetfavorite
MVPTEXAS RT @Rangers: RECAP: Moreland brings the power, Wandy shines on the bump as Rangers top Red Sox. http://t.co/4dvvxqHvJz http://t.co/jJ3cC49F
9hreplyretweetfavorite
 

MLB

Matt Garza Takes His Chance
Matt Garza finally got the chance to p...
Yu Darvish for AL Cy Young?
Detroit’s Max Scherzer is the favori...

NFL News

The Salvation Army 2015 Annual Luncheon
Join MVPTexas  at the Salvation A...
What Ryan Fitzpatrick Could Mean to the Houston Texans
The Houston Texans have a big question...
Contact UsTwitterfacebook