Jose speaks his mind

RYAN WOLSTAT -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 10:46 AM ET

Raptors restricted free agent Jose Calderon has made things pretty clear. Though he took one for the team last year by returning to the bench when T.J. Ford struggled in the backup role, he does not want to do it again.

On his blog, Calderon said if it came down to it, he would take less money to start rather then come off the bench.

"As of today, the Raptors would like me to continue," Calderon wrote.

"However until the 1st of July we will not know anything about the possible renewal or other offers from teams interested in me for next season. What is clear is the fact that if I have to choose between a sports offer versus an economic offer, I will opt for the first. I want to be a starter and to be in a team that aspires for everything."


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