Rumor: Mo Williams for Jose Calderon?
— If the Cavs decide to trade Mo Williams, one possible destination could be Toronto in exchange for Jose Calderon. Williams is a more dynamic scorer and Calderon is more of a distributor. Both are great free-throw shooters, but neither player is a good defender.
Their contracts are similar in amount and length. The Raptors would like to move Calderon and swingman Hedo Turkoglu.
HoopsVibe’s Very Quick Call: It would be an exchange of problems. Nothing more.
Calderon with his porous defense, fragile frame, and expensive contract has fallen out of favor in Toronto, while Williams’ statue-like ‘D’, score-first mentality, and big ticket is expendable in Cleveland.
But Williams wouldn’t be much of an upgrade for the Raptors; same with Calderon joining the Cavaliers.
The only thing that works are the contracts: Williams and Calderon make similar money and the term matches, too.
Both teams are probably putting the feelers out and testing the trade market before Chris Bosh and LeBron James hit free agency on July 1st.
Expect all kinds of changes in Toronto and Cleveland this summer. Only it won’t be Calderon for Williams.
Got thoughts on Calderon for Williams?