NBA

Raps' Calderon to practice with Barcelona during lockout

Barcelona says Toronto Raptors point guard Jose Calderon has followed the Gasol brothers and decided to train with the Spanish club during the NBA lockout. Calderon is the latest Spanish international to practice with Barcelona after the Gasol brothers.
Toronto Raptors' Jose Calderon, here playing for Spain during the European championships last month, will practice for the club team Barcelona during the NBA lockout. (Darko Vojinovic/Associated Press )

Barcelona says Toronto Raptors point guard Jose Calderon has followed the Gasol brothers and decided to train with the Spanish club during the NBA lockout.

Calderon is the latest Spanish international to practice with Barcelona after Los Angeles Lakers centre Pau Gasol and his brother Marc of the Memphis Grizzlies linked up with the club earlier this week.

While the Gasol brothers are practising with the first team, Calderon will train with the Barcelona B team from Sunday.

All three players helped Spain defend its European Championship title last month.

Dallas Mavericks forward Rudy Fernandez signed a contract to play for Real Madrid until the end of the lockout last month.

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