DALLAS -- Jose Calderon went through the Dallas Mavericks' shootaround this morning and walked off the court without a limp.
However, it's still unclear whether the nine-year veteran point guard will play tonight at 7:30 when the Mavs host the Charlotte Bobcats at American Airlines Center. Thus, the Mavs continue to list Calderon as a game-time decision.
I feel better today,'' Calderon said. I'll see how it goes tonight and I'll see how it feels tonight and I'll see how it feels after what we do.
"But like I said, everything's getting better, so we'll see tonight.''
Calderon suffered a bone bruise to his right ankle last Friday in Atlanta, an injury that forced him to sit out Saturday's home game against Minnesota. The Mavs have been going with rookies Gal Mekel and Shane Larkin in Calderon's absence, but it's evident they're more productive when Calderon is in the game.
"Just his presence, I think, is big,'' forward Vince Carter said. "And it kind of takes some of the pressure off our young guys.
"He looked pretty good today. He was up and moving. He didn't look old.''
Coahc Rick Carlisle kept repeating that Calderon is a game-time decision when he was repeatedly asked if his starting point guard will play tonight.
"I'm hopeful, but beyond that I don't know,'' Carlisle said. "We'll see. I hope for the best.''
-- Dwain Price
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