New York Knicks: Players Who Will Exceed Expectations

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Nov 28, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; New York Knicks guard Jose Calderon (3) attempts a shot against Oklahoma City Thunder forward

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(4) during the second quarter at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Jose Calderon

There’s no question that Jose Calderon’s 2014-15 contributions failed to measure up to his salary. He’ll make upwards of $7.4 million in 2014-15, which has many overlooking the fact that he can still play at a high level.

An all-time shooter and a gifted facilitator, Calderon could play a major role in 2015-16.

The New York Knicks have a surplus of point guards, including Calderon, Langston Galloway and Jerian Grant. Galloway could be New York’s defensive ace along the perimeter, and Grant has the potential to start as a rookie.

If he can remain healthy in 2015-16, however, Calderon can exceed expectations.

Calderon’s shooting touch is enough to make him an invaluable member of the Knicks’ rotation. With career marks of 41.2 percent from 3-point range and 87.5 percent from the free throw line, the 34-year-old is always ready to space the floor.

On a team with one go-to scorer and a long list of role players with limited isolation efficiency, Calderon’s floor-spacing and facilitating could prove invaluable.

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