March 18, 2013; Auburn Hills, MI, USA; Detroit Pistons point guard Jose Calderon (8) goes back to the locker room after the first quarter against the Brooklyn Nets at The Palace. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Pistons Want To Keep Jose Calderon, But Don't Want To Overpay

Detroit Pistons point guard Jose Calderon has already said that he want to stay in the NBA, and his priority is just to sign with a team next season. The Pistons seem to be inclined to make Calderon’s wish come true and retain their free agent, but only if the price is right.

News-Herald’s Bob Finnan mentioned the following in his notes:

 The Pistons would like to bring back Calderon in free agency, but don’t want to break the bank.

It’s unclear what either party would find as a reasonable price, but it’s pretty clear that Calderon has signed his last big contract. Last season the Spanish point guard earned $11 million for his contributions, but will obviously have to sign for significantly less this summer.

Some teams might still be willing to offer a decent amount of money for the 31-year-old, as he is a solid veteran that can both start and come off the bench. It’s hard to predict how much the Pistons would be willing to pay, but considering Calderon’s market value, it would probably have to be at least a two or three-year deal, somewhere in the vicinity of $5 million per season.

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