José Calderón is off to, as Clyde Frazier would say, an “auspicious start” as a Knick.
The Spanish PG, acquired in the Tyson Chandler trade, was a late scratch from Wednesday’s home opener, but an MRI Thursday revealed a calf strain, which will cost Calderón 2-3 weeks (at least… you never know with the Knicks). This is frustrating for Knicks fans; Calderón is an important player, he cost us our best interior defender (and our interior defense is looking suspect so far), and these kinds of injuries can be nagging. Hopefully Shane Larkin steps up in José’s absence, and Calderón can return before too long. -Tommy Rothman