Jose Calderon Dealing with Visa Issues
Jose Calderon is eager to make his debut for the Detroit Pistons. First, he has some visa issues to resolve.
The Spanish-born guard was not available to play Friday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers, but he was hopeful the delay wouldn’t be too long. Detroit, which acquired Calderon from Toronto on Wednesday night, hosts the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.
“Hopefully as soon as possible,” Calderon said. “I’m just observing for now, but hopefully, it’s quick.”
Calderon was at the team’s practice facility earlier Friday, and the Pistons are already figuring out how their roster will work with the addition of the 6-foot-3 point guard. They’re viewing Calderon as a short-term solution on offence — and potentially a long-term member of the lineup.
The 31-year-old Calderon says he’s open to staying with the Pistons after this season.
“You’re never going to close any doors. … I’m a free agent in the summer, and we’ll see,” he said. “It’s always good when you’re in a place where they really want you. That makes a huge difference.”