Jose Calderon Prepared For Possible Trade

Off to a 4-17 start, the Raptors could be one team looking to cash in its veteran assets later in the year for younger players or picks. One candidate to be moved is Jose Calderon, who tells (English link via HoopsWorld) that he's bracing himself for every scenario, including a trade.

Acknowledging that he has no control over his situation, Calderon said a trade "might happen," if the Raptors believe they can get something of value in return for his expiring contract. The veteran point guard is in the final season of a five-year deal, making $10.56MM in 2012/13. His contract also includes a 10% trade kicker, as Chuck Myron of Hoops Rumors outlined yesterday.

One popular trade rumor involving Calderon sees him paired with Andrea Bargnani and sent to the Lakers in a deal for Pau Gasol. However, there's been no indication that the Lakers would be open to such a move, particularly not with L.A. still awaiting Steve Nash's return to health.

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