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Old 01-04-2011, 03:19 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Ammo View Post
I don't know if this question has come up, but does the main issue with Jose come down to his salary?

In other words, should he not be moved for a decent return and he ends up staying here until his contract winds down, would he be welcomed back here to play 18 minutes a night at 5 million per?
We had him on our team and we traded him earlier this season. His name was Jarret Jack and he was making a reasonable $5M per year.

I'm against moving players for the sake of cutting a few million $. Trade Calderon to improve on talent is one thing, but to trade Calderon simply because you want to save a few million -- are you on the board of MLSE or the teacher's pension plan?

The issue with Calderon, IMO, isn't his salary at all - we signed him for about $3M/yr more than he's worth, but that's done. The issue is his freaking health - he just can't stay on the court for any length of time.

It was a huge worry of mine before we traded him, and it's still ongoing.
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