Former Raptors guard Jose Calderon returned to Toronto with the Pistons to face his old team and at halftime he almost return to his old locker room too.
The Toronto Raptors have agreed in principle to acquire Memphis Grizzlies scorer Rudy Gay, according to several media reports.
In return, the Raptors would send point guard Jose Calderon and forward Ed Davis to Memphis. Source told ESPN.com that the Grizzlies would then ship Calderon to a third team, with the Detroit Pistons being the leading contender.
The trade would include Tayshaun Prince and Austin Daye going to the Grizzlies in exchange for Calderon, according to the report.
Sources also told ESPN.com that Toronto will also get Grizzlies reserve centre Hamed Haddadi.
Jose Calderon might be better at missing shots than you are at making regular shots. And yes, I totally believe these shots are not fake and that Santa Claus keeps a list too.
No, he didn’t jump over a defender, but this Jerryd Bayless alley-oop finish from a Jose Calderon pass had some excellent timing nonetheless.
Compared to the Li-Ning BD1 worn by Baron Davis, these kicks have a nicer flow to them. They feature a black and red colorway, with a patent leather strap along the fore foot and plastic ribbing along the sides. They also have Calderon’s number 8 on the sides with a silhouette of Calderon after he hits a three point bomb.
The fact that Calderon has his own shoe is what’s beautiful about the International appeal of the NBA.
See more of them after the jump.
If the Phoenix Suns trade Steve Nash to the Toronto Raptors, my chances of getting this wicked job has hope too. According to Sam Smith, the Phoenix Suns have been offered a deal by the Toronto Raptors that would haveÂ Jose Calderon, Andrea Bargnani, Anthony Parker, Jason Kopono and perhaps Jamario Moon going to the Suns. Going back to Toronto would beÂ Nash,Â Leandro BarbosaÂ andÂ Robin Lopez.
This deal makes a lot of sense for Toronto because it would have the best player ever Canada has ever producedÂ (sorry BillÂ Wennington)Â coming back home. Plus the Suns, might as well make a deal for a new point guard after they soured Nash by dealing his boys Diaw and Bell to the Bobcats.
As soon as they did that Nash was guaranteed to be Audi 5000 in 2010. Still Nash is a future Hall of Famer and him being traded by the Suns would not make the Phoenix faithful happy.
If this trade happens, lets hope I get that job too.
AccordingÂ to the National Post, the Toronto Raptors are still not sure how injuredÂ guardÂ Jose Calderon is after he left Wednesday nights game versus the Philadelphia 76ers with a thigh injury. Â Calderon had an MRI on his right hamstring and will have time to rest his injury in hopes of playing against the visiting Miami Heat Sunday.Â Although, running aroundÂ guardingÂ DwyaneÂ Wade with half a thigh can’t be a great idea.
During the Beijing games, Calderon missed the gold-medal game against the United States with a slight tear of the adductor muscle in his same right thigh.
Perhaps a good ole’ fashion KG taunting would help him heal faster.