Monday, April 1, 2013
Calderon to explore free agency
By Nick Borges
Jose Calderon will be a free agent in July and the Pistons are hoping to re-sign the veteran point guard. Calderon likes playing with Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe, however that won't stop him from talking with other teams, including the Toronto Raptors.
"I'm going to take everything under consideration," Calderon told the Detroit Free Press. "It's not going to be about one player for sure. I think he (Drummond) is a great player and he's going to be great -- and Greg. I've been really comfortable here. I'm just saying it's not the time to worry about that. I just got to finish the season as strong as I can. I have to go on vacation, and after I talk with my family and when July arrives, we'll see."
The Pistons can pay him the most money and while that will be a major factor, Calderon may elect to sign with a serious 2014 playoff contender since his next contract is likely to be his last in the NBA. Calderon turns 32 on Sept. 28.