Dallas lost out on the top free agent in the NBA this summer, but owner Mark Cuban and the front office have made some late moves to keep the Mavericks competitive.
ESPN has reported the latest trade rumor, and that has Jose Calderon of the Toronto Raptors continuing his career in the Texas as the Mavericks look to add some depth to their back-court.
Calderon has lost his starting job after the Raptors acquired Kyle Lowery, but his chances of finding a starting gig are slim as teams have nearly completed their roster changes for the upcoming season. Dallas lost two veterans in Jason Kidd and Jason Terry this summer, but a deal to add Calderon would give this team a floor leader with the second unit and a player that could start if necessary.
The Spanish star has averaged over 10 points and nearly nine assists per game in his career, and with his 31<sup>st</sup> birthday quickly approaching, a move to a contender is better than playing for basement dwellers in the NBA, and a deal could happen in the next couple of weeks.
Calderon has asked for the trade after feeling dismissed by Toronto and the best thing for the veteran point guard is playing for a contender, and Dallas has a need for depth, making this a perfect pairing heading into the 2012-13 season.