Calderon Looking At A $40 Million Deal With Raps
Old 06-11-2008, 04:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs up Calderon Looking At A $40 Million Deal With Raps

What do you think? Will it be over 4, 5 or 6 years?

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Meanwhile another strong indication that Jose Calderon will return as the Raptors starting point guard came last week when he fired his US-based agent.

"I received the termination letter last Thursday," George Bass, who has represented Calderon for eight years, said in an interview.

Instead Calderon will be represented solely by his Spanish-based agent Paco Lopez Costell.

Speculation in NBA circles is that Calderon, confident that he was going to resign with the Raptors, felt he didn't need an NBA agent to stir up competing offers from rival clubs. Presuming his two agents were splitting the standard four-per-cent fee most players pay their representatives, firing Bass could save Calderon $800,000 on a $40-million contract.
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Old 06-11-2008, 04:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Is the $40 million being tossed out as an actual contract figure? It seems he may be using it simply as a means to give an actual figure for the agent's cut.

Although at the very least, I guess it's Grange's best guess, which is likely better than mine. I would hope that's over at least 5 years. Calderon is great, but $10 mill per could be a bit much.
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Old 06-11-2008, 05:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Nah, I doubt Calde is asking for so much money. I bet it is a 5 year deal. 10 million would be too much.
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Old 06-11-2008, 05:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
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10 mil a year? shit..if he's gonna ask for that much, time to start looking for a trade partner, cause that's crazy!
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Old 06-11-2008, 05:08 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I have this haunting feeling that Ford made Calde look more valuable than he really is..

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Old 06-11-2008, 05:16 PM   #6 (permalink)
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40 million in 5 years would be 8 million a year, and thats what Ford is getting. that would be fair wouldnt it?
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Old 06-11-2008, 05:33 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I would hope for a Ford-like deal: 32-40 mil over 4-5 years.
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Old 06-11-2008, 06:00 PM   #8 (permalink)
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10 years at 4 mill per year.
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Old 06-11-2008, 07:03 PM   #9 (permalink)
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They want Calderon more than Ford (who makes 8 mil) so it's possible for him to get 10 million. But i honestly think that 4 years/32 million is probably what he'll get.

I think the 40 million was a number thrown out there. Speculation!
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Old 06-11-2008, 07:40 PM   #10 (permalink)
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6 Years please. 6.5M each year. Sounds veryy nice.
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Old 06-11-2008, 07:54 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I think they will give him ~8 a year. They must offer him the same conditions they offered TJ, but they don't have to give too much since there is no real competition. 8, 8.5 sounds like a decent deal to me.
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Old 06-11-2008, 10:23 PM   #12 (permalink)
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How do you pay a guy 8 million, then trade him becuase the other guy i sbetter, trhn offer the other guy less than the first guy?

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Old 06-11-2008, 11:40 PM   #13 (permalink)
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How do you pay a guy 8 million, then trade him becuase the other guy i sbetter, trhn offer the other guy less than the first guy?

Honestly
LOL! Hit the nail on the head.
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Old 06-12-2008, 12:05 AM   #14 (permalink)
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not really - don't forget that they gave him 8 when he was a very promising young pg. They only gave him that much because they were hoping TJ to become a bargain in the second half of his contract. I don't think Calderon is yet a proven elite pg, he's showing signs that he can be - but he's not yet at billups/nash salary level.
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The Sun's is just reconfirming what we already knew in today's papers.

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CALDERON FIRES AGENT

The Raptors reiterated last week that though offers are constantly being made for point guard Jose Calderon, the odds of him moving are nil since the club can match any offer. Now comes word that Calderon recently fired his American agent, while maintaining his European representation.

Connecting the dots, it appears Calderon, a restricted free agent, likely realized he would be returning to the Raptors, so paying considerable cash to a North American agent to promote him around the league made little sense.
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not really - don't forget that they gave him 8 when he was a very promising young pg. They only gave him that much because they were hoping TJ to become a bargain in the second half of his contract. I don't think Calderon is yet a proven elite pg, he's showing signs that he can be - but he's not yet at billups/nash salary level.
Exactly. Ford ended up not deserving the 8 mil, but when signed, it was thought he would be the number two guy in Toronto for the forseeable future.

Put it this way...when they gave Ford 8 mil, the Raps were expecting more out of him that they are out of Calderon. Same reason Antoine Walker continues to cash huge cheques while he sees less court time than some pleyrs collecting the minimum.

I have no problem paying him 8, because the precedent has been set, but it's not like negotiations will start at 8 just because thats what Ford was making.
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Wouldn't the smartest thing be,for the Raps to negotiate a contract extension with him before someone else makes an offer. They might be forced to match a higher offer than they want to pay (10+ million).Other teams might over bid to get Toronto more into cap trouble!
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Wouldn't the smartest thing be,for the Raps to negotiate a contract extension with him before someone else makes an offer. They might be forced to match a higher offer than they want to pay (10+ million).Other teams might over bid to get Toronto more into cap trouble!
Not when he just fired his North American agent and isn't listening nor accepting offers via his only agent now in Europe. There's obviously a premature deal on the table that Jose's happy with and is just waiting for the season to officially end before he accepts and an announcement is made.
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Old 06-12-2008, 04:34 PM   #19 (permalink)
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cALDERON WAS TOP 5 LAST YEAR IN THE nba IN HIS POSition. If that isn't elite, what th ehell is.

What do you think these guys get paid???
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Old 06-14-2008, 12:00 PM   #20 (permalink)
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it doesnt matter how much toronto would give him, it what they will have to match from other teams willing to pay
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