A familiar feeling for Calderon

Pistons' Jose Calderon hugs former teammate Kyle Lowry during last night's game. (REUTERS)

Pistons' Jose Calderon hugs former teammate Kyle Lowry during last night's game. (REUTERS)

FRANK ZICARELLI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:27 PM ET

TORONTO - The word weird was mentioned more often than the amount of assists Jose Calderon recorded as a Raptor.

For a guy whose understanding of the English language mirrored his evolution as a point guard, the word weird was as good as any in describing Monday’s occasion.

“It’s just a different feeling,’’ began Calderon, whose return to the Air Canada Centre drew an unusually high amount of media members. “It’s just weird. So many feelings, so many memories. Next to my home (back in Spain), this is the place where I’ve spent most of my time.”

When he addressed the media, Calderon had no clue how he’d react to the response, to the moment, to the stage, where he was basically leading man on a night featuring two teams heading into a long off-season.

Once the Pistons boarded their flight out of Chicago Sunday night, Calderon began to visualize what would play out in Toronto, try to grasp the emotions that would surface.

During the pre-game introductio


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