Calderon goes through shootaround, will be game-time decision

DALLAS -- Mavericks point guard Jose Calderon is officially a game-time decision for Tuesday night’s matchup with the Charlotte Bobcats, but he worked with the starters during the morning shootaround.

Calderon missed Saturday’s loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves due to a bone bruise in his right ankle suffered during Friday’s loss to the Atlanta Hawks, a game he left in the third quarter. He did not practice Monday.

“I’m feeling better today,” Calderon said. “See how it goes tonight and see how it goes after what we did, but like I said, everything is getting better, so we’ll see tonight. We’ll see how it feels.”

Calderon, who is averaging 11.1 points and 4.9 assists per game, provides veteran savvy and an outstanding perimeter shooting threat for the Mavs, who have lost four of five games. He’s especially critical with Devin Harris still rehabilitating from offseason toe surgery, because the only other point guards on the roster are rookies Gal Mekel and Shane Larkin.

“I’m hoping for the best,” coach Rick Carlisle said of Calderon’s availability against the Bobcats.