Jose Calderon Would Welcome Trade From Raptors

by July 13, 2012

Since the team acquired point guard Kyle Lowry earlier this month, Jose Calderon’s future in Toronto has been in a state of flux. Reports have now surfaced saying that Calderon is hoping—and maybe even imploring—the Raptors find him a new home. has the details:  “Agent Mark Bartelstein confirmed Thursday night that he and Raptors president and general manager Bryan Colangelo are ‘working together’ to try to find a workable trade. ‘There’s a little bit of a logjam there in the backcourt now,’ Bartelstein said. ‘Bryan and I are talking and we’re putting our heads together to see what we can do to find a solution.’ Sources close to the situation say Calderon, while undeniably attached to the city of Toronto after spending his entire six-year NBA career there, is hoping the Raptors can find a trade home for him now that it’s been made clear the Raptors have no plans to release the Spaniard through the NBA’s amnesty clause. The Raptors, sources say, are open to a trade but want to send Calderon to a team with salary-cap space that can absorb the Spaniard’s $10.6 million salary, thereby creating a trade exception for Toronto and giving them added financial flexibility for further moves.”