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Acie 12-04-2011 04:10 PM

NP: Calderon would like to play with Gasol
 
It would be funny if they used the amnesty on Jose to clear the cap space to sign him.

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Jose Calderon spent a chunk of the fall training in Barcelona with the club’s B-team. The Gasol brothers, Pau and Marc, were working out with the A-team.

Marc, of the Memphis Grizzlies, is a restricted free agent. The Raptors need a centre. Hence, a rumour was born.

“He’s a great guy. I love him,” Calderon said of the younger Gasol. “He’s one of the best, if not the best free agent out there. I think he could be a great help for sure. If it’s me, yes, for sure [I’d go after him.] I’d love to have a teammate like him. I know there are a lot of teams looking for a guy like that.”

Alas, it is an unlikely match. The Raptors, assuming they do not use their amnesty clause, will have about US$8-million to spend in free agency, probably not enough to land Gasol. The Grizzlies will also have the right to match any offer for him. Gasol, 26, averaged 11.7 points and 7.0 rebounds per game last year.

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JDMtors 12-04-2011 05:19 PM

It would be pretty funny if Jose does get the Axe. This sorta reminds me, of us signing Jarrett Jack to have Bosh stay here. And now instead of keeping a player were using some closer friends to lure players to Toronto. Wonder if it will really work though...He will be a huge addition to our roster if its done

jeffb 12-04-2011 05:34 PM

Amnesty Calderon and sign Gasol. :roflmao:

ValanciunasFanboy 12-04-2011 05:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Acie (Post 583460)
It would be funny if they used the amnesty on Jose to clear the cap space to sign him.


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Originally Posted by jeffb (Post 583476)
Amnesty Calderon and sign Gasol. :roflmao:

rofl good idea

Scully 12-04-2011 07:26 PM

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Originally Posted by jeffb (Post 583476)
Amnesty Calderon and sign Gasol. :roflmao:

If we're actually going to make a run at any of the bigger names we have to amnesty Jose.

carp 12-04-2011 07:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Scully (Post 583504)
If we're actually going to make a run at any of the bigger names we have to amnesty Jose.

Gasol wouldn't come here if we did.... but we could also amnesty a few others and still make that run.

Scully 12-04-2011 07:40 PM

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Originally Posted by carp (Post 583505)
Gasol wouldn't come here if we did.... but we could also amnesty a few others and still make that run.

Gasol isn't leaving the grizzlies. Its his Home town he will sign for way less and stay. He went to High school there, his mother's house is there, he has lived there for the entirety of his American life. The team has a great shot not only this season but in the future.

I was talking the top 10 to 15 FAs. We can't even afford Sammy D or Oden, with out shedding that 10.5 million.

carp 12-04-2011 07:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Scully (Post 583507)
Gasol isn't leaving the grizzlies. Its his Home town he will sign for way less and stay. He went to High school there, his mother's house is there, he has lived there for the entirety of his American life. The team has a great shot not only this season but in the future.

I was talking the top 10 to 15 FAs. We can't even afford Sammy D or Oden, with out shedding that 10.5 million.

he went to high school there? wow... wild.

Yeah, I don't think we get FA unless through S+T

macs 12-04-2011 08:00 PM

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Originally Posted by carp (Post 583508)
he went to high school there? wow... wild.

Yeah, I don't think we get FA unless through S+T


This is in no way on topic, but is there going to be a regular season pool?

myklue 12-05-2011 12:22 PM

ahha lebron grew up in ohio and look what happend hahaha


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