theScore’s Jason Thom was at the Air Canada Centre on Monday and caught up with Jose Calderon, who says he did not ask for a trade and has enjoyed the great years or maybe not so great years he’s spent in Toronto.

Of course, Calderon will be playing on a nice sized expiring contract that will probably be attractive to teams looking for late-season point guard help without a large commitment, and Jose himself almost surely still wants to start, which won’t be happening in Toronto with Kyle Lowry around, so all signs still point to an eventual departure.

Having said that, if Calderon has a solid season backing up Lowry and there’s no worthwhile trade to be made, I wouldn’t mind seeing Jose come back on a more team-friendly contract as the leader of the Raptors’ bench.