The Toronto Raptors are feeling out offers for Jose Calderon, according to ESPN. When asked about a trade, he didn't say he was asking for one, but he left the door open to being happy about one.
That doesn't mean he's poised to ask for a trade—"I don't think so, that's not me, that's not my personality," Calderon said—but the 30-year-old left the undeniable sense that he wouldn't oppose a move away from the rebuilding Raps if the opportunity materializes.
You can safely assume, meanwhile, that the Raps feel the same way. Sources with knowledge of Toronto's thinking say that the team is not just going to give Calderon away, especially when he's back to supplying a typically efficient 10.6 points and 8.7 assists nightly, but I'm told that the Raps are indeed open to moving him.
Calderon is one of the special distributors in the NBA, but he just doesn't have a lot of folks to distribute to in Toronto. Imagine him in a Lakers uniform.
Of course if he gets traded and plays for an American team he will be very touched that people are concerned about his court vision, as every game would start with the him being sung the question, "Jose, can you see..."