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Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Jose Calderon, on his Website: Verbal Agreement with Raptors


From JoseManuelCalderon.com:

Early this morning, through my agents, I reached a preliminary agreement with the Toronto Raptors. I want to thank Bryan Colangelo, Maurizio Gherardini, Sam Mitchell and all of the Raptors family for the confidence that they have placed in me. I am sure that together we are going to achieve big things in the future.

It's no real surprise, but nonetheless I'm sure Raptor fans are breathing a little easier.

Also, I salute the Raptors for making a tough decision. They had two point guards who could really play, and no way to get the most out of both of them. So they swallowed hard, made their pick, and set a new course.

(Thanks, David, for the link.)
 
UPDATE: Michael Grange of the Globe and Mail:
Jose Calderon announced that he had accepted an offer from the Raptors on his website earlier Tuesday. The deal will likely keep him in Toronto for the next five years NBA teams are prevented from commenting on pending free agent signings until July 9th, but a team source confirmed that the framework of a deal was in place.