Prior to joining the Raptors as a 24-year-old rookie in 2005, Jose Calderon made a name for himself playing professionally in Spain for six years. The point guard now faces an uncertain future in Toronto as he is being asked to play behind offseason acquisition Kyle Lowry as he enters his walk year. Despite that, Calderon told Spanish radio station Onda Cero that he plans on staying in the NBA beyond this season.
"I will stay in the NBA for sure, although you can never say that 100 percent sure. I will probably stay at least three or four more years in the league, maybe two or three more, I don't know," Calderon said (translation via HoopsHype).
When asked about Calderon as a trade candidate earlier this week, Raps president Bryan Colangelo said that nothing is imminent but he will explore every avenue to upgrade the roster. Meanwhile, coach Dwane Casey says that he isn't likely to get the veteran extra minutes by playing him alongside Lowry.