AUBURN HILLS, Mich. With his contract expiring at season's end, Jose Calderon might be the Detroit Pistons' point guard for only a few months.
Then again, maybe not. So far, he's giving the team a lot of reasons to think about bringing him back.
Wednesday, with the Washington Wizards trying to take away his passing lanes, Calderon turned into a shooter, hitting six 3-pointers and racking up 24 points as the Pistons pulled away down the stretch for a 96-85 victory.
"When you are playing point guard, you always are going to be passing on open shots because your job is to keep the ball moving," Pistons coach Lawrence Frank said. "You might give up three, four or even five straight shots so that the ball movement doesn't bog down.
"The key with Jose is that he knows when it is the right time to take those shots, and he can knock them down."
Between the Pistons and Raptors, Calderon is hitting 45 percent of his 3-point shots this season, and teams don't want to foul him because he...