As the February 21st trade deadline approaches, there’s more stories about who’s on the block. While Raptors point guard Jose Calderon has been mentioned quite often, it turns out they have someone else in mind. Read more after the jump.
Jose Calderon seems like a prime trade piece for Toronto — 11.1 points and 7.4 assists per game, shooting 43.4 percent from three, he is solid and plays smart, plus he is in the final year of a $10 million contract.
But that’s not the point guard they are looking to move, reports Ken Berger at CBSSports.com
And while Jose Calderon has frequently been mentioned as trade bait, league sources say the Raptors are far more amenable to trading Kyle Lowry, who has not made many friends in his new surroundings….
Kyle Lowry, who has quickly worn out his welcome in Toronto, could be an option for the Mavs or Hawks, who are both in need of point-guard help. With only $1 million guaranteed next season, Lowry would be a short-term fix without clogging up future cap space.
While Lowry’s price tag is lower, his temperament is not. There’s no shortage of stories about his issues in Toronto as well as Houston.