While there's no point in debating the merits at the point position, at least for now, the Raptors
will, however, be faced with a pivotal question.
Talk to people in the NBA and they will tell you, off the record, of course, that the Raptors
can't afford to have both Jose Calderon
and T.J. Ford on the same roster come next season.
The bottom line is the bottom line with Calderon
becoming a restricted free agent on July 1.
have already stated they will match whatever offer is presented to Calderon, who is enjoying a break-out season, even at a time when his game has suffered in recent weeks.
Ford will make $8.3 million US next season. Calderon
earns $2.5 million this year, but many believe he's in line for a raise that could quadruple his salary next year.
Besides the money, insiders insist Ford will not accept a long-term role as a backup.