Jose Calderon cleared to play


"Newly acquired guard Jose Calderon has been cleared to play in tonight’s game at New York.He is expected to be in uniform and make his debut when the Pistons take on Knicks at Madison Square Garden (7:30 p.m.)."

I’m not certain when the Pistons learned Jose Calderon would be cleared, but it might make a difference in his readiness. David Mayo of MLive:

"Head coach Lawrence Frank has not decided whether to conduct a game-day shootaround but is keeping gym space on reserve in case he gets positive news before about 10 a.m. Monday."If I got word early in the morning that he’d get to play, what I would do is I wouldn’t necessarily bring the whole team, but I’d bring some guys over and go over some stuff," Frank said. "If there’s no word of it, we’d just have a breakfast meeting and do a walk-through in the (hotel) ballroom. So it’s just going to kind of be on stand-by."