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Jose Calderon not eyeing shutdown move

2/26/2015

Jose Calderon is hoping to avoid a long-term layoff due to a sore Achilles that has him in a walking boot.

And the Knicks' point guard says he is not entertaining any idea of shutting it down at any point this season if he can still play.

During the Wednesday’s loss at Boston, Calderon left in the fourth quarter with a sore left Achilles. He has been in a walking boot and he told reporters in Detroit, where the Knicks play the Pistons on Friday, that he will know more about his injury after he meets with doctors soon.

“I think maybe just a little tweak and re-aggravated it a little bit,” Calderon said to reporters at practice in Detroit on a video posted to the Knicks' team website.

There’s no point in risking Calderon if he’s not completely healthy, especially with the Knicks at 10-46. Calderon's injury should provide more playing time for Alexey Shved. Shane Larkin, who has been out with an illness, will benefit too if Calderon misses time.

Still, Calderon is not thinking about shutting down his season even if he has to sit out for a while.

“No, not really. Why?” Calderon said. “I want to be with my team. [It’s] why after yesterday when it happened I wanted to keep playing ... I want to be with my team until the end of the season.”