Sources: Bobcats Close to Dealing for Calderon

Sources: Bobcats Close to Dealing for Calderon

Published Jul. 12, 2010 3:27 p.m. ET

The Charlotte Observer

July 12, 2010

The Charlotte Bobcats are close to sending Boris Diaw and possibly Tyson Chandler to the Toronto Raptors in a three-way deal including the Phoenix Suns that would acquire point guard Jose Calderon and at least one other player, a source from one of the three teams involved confirmed. Acquiring Calderon would address the gaping hole at point guard after Raymond Felton agreed to terms with the New York Knicks. Diaw, a power forward, becomes expendable since the Bobcats committed to a five-year, $40 million deal with Tyrus Thomas. Chandler, a center, is an expiring contract worth about $12 million this season.