Bosh's MRI good news

STEVE BUFFERY -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 8:20 AM ET

Chris Bosh made the trip to Charlotte last night, but did not play because of soreness in his right knee.

An MRI revealed that there is no structural damage to the knee -- which bothered Bosh in the pre-season -- but there is some swelling and reportedly some scar tissue.

Bosh is expected to miss games in Orlando tomorrow and in Miami on Wednesday. He is listed as day to day, but could be out for a week.

Bosh left the Raptors' 122-111 loss to the Indiana Pacers on Friday night late in the first quarter with the sore knee. He went to the locker room during a Raptors timeout with 2:23 left in the quarter. He finished with seven points and five rebounds.

Bosh is averaging team highs of 22.6 points and 8.9 rebounds in 52 games.

Bosh said walking up steps and moving laterally is painful.

JOSE A WANTED MAN

There are reports out of Portland that the Trail Blazers "heavily pursued" Raptors point guard Jose Calderon, prior to the trade deadline on Feb. 21, but were obviously rebuffed.

Portland management apparently is not thrilled with its point-guard situation and apparently will try to sign Calderon, a restricted free agent, in the off-season, but Raptors GM Bryan Colangelo has made it known that he will match any offer for Calderon.

The Spanish national team standout has said that he wishes to remain in Toronto and the Raptors obviously want to keep Calderon as an insurance policy with T.J. Ford's precarious injury situation.

AROUND THE RIM

The newest Raptor, centre Primoz Brezec, said that Toronto will be his last stop in the NBA, whether he plays with the Raptors for a long time or not. The colourful Brezec said his next stop after Toronto will be Europe, and not another team in the NBA .


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