Report: Raptors Open To Trading Jose Calderon

The Raptors PG recently told the Spanish newspaper, Marca, that he’d “like to have the opportunity to compete for something.” He may get his wish. ESPN reports that Calderon’s salary and GM Bryan Colangelo’s new direction for the team, has the Raptors’ front office considering moving Calderon for another PG: “Sources with knowledge of Toronto’s thinking say that the team is not just going to give Calderon away, especially when he’s back to supplying a typically efficient 10.6 points and 8.7 assists nightly, but I’m told that the Raps are indeed open to moving him. […] Sources say that the Raps, if not outright shopping Calderon, have let it be known they’re willing to listen, since he’s no longer regarded as their long-term answer at the point. That’s because shedding Calderon’s nearly $11 million salary for next season would be another step in the reset that began with Bryan Colangelo’s drafting of Jonas Valanciunas in June and the hiring of the defensive-minded Dwane Casey as the new coach.”