Apparently since Portland was enticed enough with Calderon's play, they tried to pursue him heavily at the trade deadline.
Calderon, meanwhile, only gets to start under Sam Mitchell when TJ Ford is out with injuries.
What if Calderon decided that he would welcome playing with his Spanish buddies Sergio and Rudy together next season? What if he welcomed playing next to Brandon Roy in the back-court, and LMA and Oden manning up the front next season?
The problem is, Portland is still not under the cap this off-season. My question is, what are the chances of Portland pulling off a sign-and-trade with Toronto for Calderon if Jose told the Raptors that he wanted to play for a different team and was unwilling to sign with them? Remember, Raef is in the last year in his contract and his expiring contract could be very appealing to the Raptors. Meanwhile, Steve Blake is also a free agent this summer, and James Jones has a player option that he can decide to opt out of.
Let the games begin...