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Calderon spent a few minutes prior to Monday’s pre-season game, his first at Madison Square Garden as a member of the Knicks, playing down talk that he is some sort of pig farming kingpin who is heavily involved in the process. “I’m just part of that business, I’ve just got my brand,” Calderon said with a laugh, dispelling any rumours he spends his spare time in the mud with swine. “We just buy some ham for farmers. You sell that, it’s not like we’re huge, big, I don’t have pigs. I don’t know who did that at the beginning, that media guide,” he said. Toronto Sun

Raptors head coach Dwane Casey has made no secret of his fondness for Calderon: “He’s one of those guys you remember (when you are done coaching),” Casey said. “He’s one of the most beautiful leaders I’ve ever been around. Jose is great, he’s a beautiful man. Very knowledgeable, I always tease him, does he want to get into coaching, and hopefully he’s smart and doesn’t do that, stay with his pig business over in Spain and raise his family.” Right around that time, Calderon walked by and interrupted Casey’s media scrum for a hug. “I was just telling them what a great pig farmer you are,” Casey said, keeping that narrative going. Toronto Sun

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Star center for Mexico's national-team Gustavo Ayon (Agency: Duran International) signed with Spanish powerhouse and European finalist Real Madrid. According to sources with knowledge of the pact between the former NBA big man and the Spanish club, Ayon penned a three-year offer sheet worth 5.2 million Euros total. Madrid, sources say, can opt-out between years two-and-three; for a buyout fee, Ayon holds an escape clause to the NBA each summer. Eurobasket.com

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