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jeffb 12-14-2012 06:19 PM

ESPN: Raptors might be forced to trade Calderon and keep Bargnani
 
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Numerous front-office sources describe the Raptors as the team, more than any other on the NBA map, most motivated to make a deal. Which isn't terribly surprisingly when you consider that the Raps began the season with dreams of challenging for the last playoff spot in the East and entered the weekend at 4-19.

There are some legit alibis for Toronto's struggles, once you add up all of the injuries and scroll through its road-heavy early schedule, but the Raptors have new problems. Sources have maintained for weeks that former No. 1 overall pick Bargnani is available in tandem with the expiring contract of veteran point guard Calderon, but Bargnani is suddenly dealing with an elbow injury that is expected to sideline him at least three weeks.

Combine that with the fact that Bargnani hasn't played well all season -- as well as the contractual issues detailed in this cyberspace last week that would presumably turn off the Lakers in particular -- and you struggle to see how the Raps could find a taker for the Italian. The growing sentiment around the league, as a result, is that the Raptors might be forced to move Calderon on his own or as the headliner in a deal to initiate the shakeup they appear to badly need.

Sources say the Lakers and the Dallas Mavericks would love to import Calderon, but neither has the spare assets to easily swing a trade for a player making $10.6 million this season with a 10 percent trade kicker in his contract.
NBA -- Top trade targets - ESPN

bozonic 12-14-2012 06:40 PM

Sources say the Lakers and the Dallas Mavericks would love to import Calderon, but neither has the spare assets to easily swing a trade for a player making $10.6 million this season with a 10 percent trade kicker in his contract.

He is staying. Can you imagine what Raps would be with Lucas filling in for Lowry....Just shoot me now:gun:

Dario 12-14-2012 06:42 PM

lol..

Mobat 12-14-2012 06:47 PM

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Originally Posted by bozonic (Post 721550)
Sources say the Lakers and the Dallas Mavericks would love to import Calderon, but neither has the spare assets to easily swing a trade for a player making $10.6 million this season with a 10 percent trade kicker in his contract.

He is staying. Can you imagine what Raps would be with Lucas filling in for Lowry....Just shoot me now:gun:

Yeah he's gonna expire here, worst!

jeffb 12-14-2012 06:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Mobat (Post 721555)
Yeah he's gonna expire here, worst!

doubt it. he expires and it doesn't really give us much capspace. may as well get something for him even if you have to throw other pieces into the deal.

Chiggmo 12-14-2012 06:49 PM

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Originally Posted by bozonic (Post 721550)
Sources say the Lakers and the Dallas Mavericks would love to import Calderon, but neither has the spare assets to easily swing a trade for a player making $10.6 million this season with a 10 percent trade kicker in his contract.

He is staying. Can you imagine what Raps would be with Lucas filling in for Lowry....Just shoot me now:gun:

Uhh at this point we wanna lose I'd say. keep out draft pick man. Get something out of it for at least this year.

carp 12-14-2012 06:54 PM

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Originally Posted by bozonic (Post 721550)
Sources say the Lakers and the Dallas Mavericks would love to import Calderon, but neither has the spare assets to easily swing a trade for a player making $10.6 million this season with a 10 percent trade kicker in his contract.

He is staying. Can you imagine what Raps would be with Lucas filling in for Lowry....Just shoot me now:gun:

I'd like to see a deal revolving around Jose and Vince.... we need a highflyer to mentor Ross.

Dario 12-14-2012 06:58 PM

calderon becomes the best PG in the league averaging 15/15 next 20 games, trade him for josh smith str8 up :cookie:

bozonic 12-14-2012 07:07 PM

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Originally Posted by jeffb (Post 721557)
doubt it. he expires and it doesn't really give us much capspace. may as well get something for him even if you have to throw other pieces into the deal.

We have been talking about Jose goin down the road for 2 years...If there was someone out there to take his contract and get something back plus picks , it would have happened.... Bryan will not tank and with Lowry in doubt Jose plugs the hole...

bozonic 12-14-2012 07:10 PM

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Originally Posted by carp (Post 721561)
I'd like to see a deal revolving around Jose and Vince.... we need a highflyer to mentor Ross.

You could add Marion to the trade to get salary balance but both are playing well for Dallas...Aint gonna happen...

Who has a $11.6 million dollar baby out there to exchange for Jose???

bozonic 12-14-2012 07:13 PM

I blame Jeff for being a shit disturber on this subject . Trying to get the Hosay supporters to rise to the bait.:coolthumb:

TORaptor4Ever 12-14-2012 07:34 PM

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Originally Posted by carp (Post 721561)
I'd like to see a deal revolving around Jose and Vince.... we need a highflyer to mentor Ross.

You're trying to make me snap..... aren't you? :lol:

carp 12-14-2012 07:40 PM

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Originally Posted by TORaptor4Ever (Post 721593)
You're trying to make me snap..... aren't you? :lol:

:dancing:

Don Vito 12-14-2012 08:11 PM

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Originally Posted by bozonic (Post 721550)
Sources say the Lakers and the Dallas Mavericks would love to import Calderon, but neither has the spare assets to easily swing a trade for a player making $10.6 million this season with a 10 percent trade kicker in his contract.

He is staying. Can you imagine what Raps would be with Lucas filling in for Lowry....Just shoot me now:gun:

We're losing every game, not sure it would really matter.

bozonic 12-14-2012 08:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Don Vito (Post 721625)
We're losing every game, not sure it would really matter.

Tell that to the stiffs who have seasons tickets...I think fans need a team that tries and is entertaining to watch and have hope that team is improving towards playoff levels...

Aamir 12-14-2012 11:18 PM

Jeff mentioned a trade.......Calderon for Marion and filler? Not bad. Isn't huge at all, but he's a solid wing player for now........I dunno........

El Barto 12-14-2012 11:26 PM

Yeah, Calderon for Marion + Beaubois. Let"s get this french connection going!:yeah:

Dark Knight 12-15-2012 12:01 AM

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Originally Posted by carp (Post 721561)
I'd like to see a deal revolving around Jose and Vince.... we need a highflyer to mentor Ross.

Out focused?

MikeToronto 12-15-2012 12:26 AM

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Originally Posted by El Barto (Post 722003)
Yeah, Calderon for Marion + Beaubois. Let"s get this french connection going!:yeah:

FCUK the french connection. ;)

jeffb 12-15-2012 12:42 AM

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Originally Posted by El Barto (Post 722003)
Yeah, Calderon for Marion + Beaubois. Let"s get this french connection going!:yeah:

No way Dallas gives us that package for pylon alone


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