NEW YORK – The wheels of government got greased just fast enough to clear Jose Calderon in time to make his Pistons debut in the most famous arena in the world.
The Pistons announced early this afternoon that Calderon, acquired last week in a three-team trade that sent Tayshaun Prince to Memphis and brought Calderon over from Toronto, has been cleared after having visa issues that involved a Spanish citizen being transferred from a Canadian to a United States-based NBA team. The Pistons play the Knicks at Madison Square Garden.
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.).
The New York Knicks continued their dominance of the Detroit Pistons on another continent last month.
They'll be in much more familiar surroundings Monday night.
Amare Stoudemire looks to build on his best performance of the season as the Knicks try to hand the Pistons their seventh straight loss at Madison Square Garden.