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Thread: Is Jose Calderon On The Pacers' Radar?

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    Default Is Jose Calderon On The Pacers' Radar?

    Looking through the remainder of options that might be available via trade (without even beginning to dream about Chris Paul), here are Indiana’s best opportunities ranked in order of plausibility:
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    Changes have come with the Raptors and Jarrett Jack has become the de facto leader in the locker room. It remains to be seen if Bryan Colangelo and Jay Triano are comfortable handing over the starting job to Jack full-time, but it’s believed that Calderon could be had for the right price.

    Calderon isn’t an elite scorer, but Indiana has plenty of offensive weapons when healthy. He’d be a much-needed steadying influence on the court, but he may come too expensive for Indiana’s liking. He has roughly $30 million left over three years on his contract and the Pacers don’t have the long-term contracts to match up with that. However, if the Raptors are interested in Troy Murphy or Mike Dunleavy (I doubt they want Ford back) they can make a move and clear an additional $10 million or so in cap space for next summer.
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    If I was offered Jose for Mike Dunleavy, I wouldn't hesitate. A good character guy with good game when healthy looking for one more NBA contract (he is 29) and an expiring $10.5M contract - done and done.

    I would watch for IND to deal Granger to NO though for DC and other pieces. I think if Granger is traded, that is where he goes. The guy has injury issues but he is a bona-fide 22PPG scorer who can shoot the 3 and score in almost anyway when healthy. Plus his contract is 'only' $11M - not bad by NBA standards when the guy is in the prime of his career.

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    I think the Pacers would look to pair Collison with Granger. Not sure it makes sense for them to just swap. They're no better off overall.

    Troy Murphy would be a nice fit in Toronto. He only has one year left on contract.

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    I personally don't like the idea of Murphy in Toronto simply for redundancy's sake. I understand he's a better rebounder than Bargs but he is an outside oriented offensive player and we just traded for another one of those.

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    even though i dont know why indiana would pull a dunleavy for blow-se deal, ita win-win-win for us.
    1)we get rid of the "clap" defence
    2) we get a very serviceable SF who can fill the role and shoot the 3
    3) a very hefty expiring contract as well

    just makes me wonder if indiana would be crazy enough to trade both of them straight up, maybe throw-in a future 2nd rounder or something (which is why BC giving a 2nd rounder for andersen so damn confusing) but if it gets jose off the books, do it

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    Indiana wouldn't want to do anything with Jose's contract, they are trying to cut costs not add salary, and given that they choose not to match the offer for Jarret Jack last summer, it won't make sense for them to go after Calderon.

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    dunleavy for calderon sure why not. not sure about murphy.

    i think jose is most likely to be traded to a non-contender team like indiana,g-state, i tthink are best opportunities for both sides.
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    The only player I want from the Pacers is Paul George, and that isn't going to happen. Unless we're looking to salary dump, there's no reason to trade with Indiana.

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    Quote blaze89 wrote: View Post
    ...... (which is why BC giving a 2nd rounder for andersen so damn confusing)......
    You may not have heard...the 2nd rd pick to Houston is possibly something that will never come to be exercised by Houston. The pick was given us in the Hassan Adams trade and was 30-50 protected for SA (I believe) and then 51-55 protected for the Raps. This is for the year 2015 and goes to Houston only if beyond the 55th pick. So why the convolution? Because there had to be something going back to Houston as per the rules. We also used the TPE given in ther Hedo trade. I think I have it all but apologise if I have erred in some detail.

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    mike dunleavy would be a good player for T.O he has a solid game and a ig expiring contract if we can get the pacers to include price then thats even better

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    I think the Pacers would look to pair Collison with Granger. Not sure it makes sense for them to just swap. They're no better off overall.

    Troy Murphy would be a nice fit in Toronto. He only has one year left on contract.
    I would have to disagree. For all the talk of the Raptors blowing the team up and rebuilding, Indiana only has $18M in guaranteed contracts for next year - $12M of which is for Granger.

    A young promising PG with their other young pieces is a good start plus a load of expiring contracts.

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    I would take Murphy with two broken legs before I'd take Dunleavy. He's really just a poor man's Hedo...

    I know we have tons of frontcourt depth already, but we could get some good value for Murphy as a skilled, veteran big with an expiring contract. New York, Detroit, Denver, Atlanta are all looking for bigs and have some pieces to spare on the wing...

    The point is, Murphy has WAY more value than Dunleavy and it would be an easy decision if given the choice.

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    The other question of course would be if Indiana is interested in taking Jarrett Jack back, who they may already know and like.

    Would we trade JJ away?

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    Quote Matt52 wrote: View Post
    I would have to disagree. For all the talk of the Raptors blowing the team up and rebuilding, Indiana only has $18M in guaranteed contracts for next year - $12M of which is for Granger.

    A young promising PG with their other young pieces is a good start plus a load of expiring contracts.
    Who are they going to be able to sign that's as good as Granger? Why not keep him and sign that guy because as you mentioned they have lots of cap anyway.

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    Seems the new GM tagline for this offseason is "we're not going to take back any bad contracts".

    Jose is one of those contracts, I'm afraid.
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    Default I hate TJ Ford but....

    We could ask for a real step up in player if we acquired TJ Ford for Jose. Ie., TJ Ford and Paul George for Jose and ?Sonny Weems?

    TJ has a big contract like Jose and is used to being Jarrett Jack's backup....

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    Quote Rap Challenger wrote: View Post
    Seems the new GM tagline for this offseason is "we're not going to take back any bad contracts".

    Jose is one of those contracts, I'm afraid.
    I used to believe that, but if Turkoglu can be unloaded, so can Jose.

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    I used to believe that, but if Turkoglu can be unloaded, so can Jose.
    I could be wrong on this, it wouldn't be the first nor the last time but it seems to me that you are really pushing for the Raptors to unload Calderon.

    Is it primarily or even partially because the Raptors didn't draft Avery Bradley?
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    Quote Brain Colangelo wrote: View Post
    We could ask for a real step up in player if we acquired TJ Ford for Jose. Ie., TJ Ford and Paul George for Jose and ?Sonny Weems?

    TJ has a big contract like Jose and is used to being Jarrett Jack's backup....
    Sorry, thats not happening for a couple of reasons...a) pr problem for the Pacers trading their latest #1 (who looks v. good) b) not unless TJ & JJ have kissed and made up (they didnt get along well in Indy)

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    ya, were not getting t.j. back. he was his best for when we had him re-acquiring him now isn't the best idea.
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