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Breaking News Trade - Calderon to Pistons in 3-way deal for Prince

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  1. J-Train

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    Just got done watching that game. Really fun team. It was fun watching Gay and Grant Hill match up. Gay's first game in Toronto looked a little like Grant's first game in Detroit (anybody else remember that game?).

    Amir can get 20 and 15 whenever he wants. To do it on a nightly basis would actually take work. To abuse an overused cliche- Amir is what he is.
     
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    I'll give JD the benefit of the doubt. I think he shook enough trees to get Grizz to cut luxury tax. Made it clear Tay was still champ caliber. And Toronto had no better choice/no better/need to stop the lanquishing.
     
  3. copper

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    This is really getting depressing.
    In Limbo | THE OFFICIAL SITE OF THE DETROIT PISTONS
    what is wrong with US immigration? I thought the entire country was littered with illegal immigrants, and this one they wont let it in? is it because he was canadian for 8 years?
     
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    There are many things wrong with US immigration, but we won't go there. :-)

    He's not really emigrating here anyways, it's just a work visa thing. Probably they couldn't even start the process before the deal was finalized. This is actually moving a lot faster than normal. If he had been a joe ordinary, the process would have taken at least 3 months and he would've had to go to Spain to pick up his visa from the US Consulate there.

    What is really baffling to me is that there isn't already a process in place for this in the NBA. I'm sure this (tranfer of foreign players from Canadian teams to US teams) also is an issue in NHL.
     
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    It's probably something the Palace crew doesn't have experience with, since I cannot remember the last time (if ever) we traded for a foreign player (non-North American) from Toronto.

    Bureaucracy is very costly, and in this case, it's cost the Pistons one game of a player's services, potentially two or more.
     
  6. copper

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    What is a little disheartening is how quickly the canadian government got Rudys for him.
     
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    What if emigration let him in and some one goofs on emigration and they all need to be fired !
    embarrassing-ly funny
     
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    It's easy to get into Canada. You just bring a pair of hockey skates in your suitcase and end every sentence with "eh" and you're good.
     
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    youve been here eh? but you forgot the biggest thing? you must be able to drink real beer
     
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    Knight must have some connections and is corrupting the process.
     
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    Ed Davis played in the game for Memphis last night, so somebody between Toronto and Memphis took care of the paperwork in time for that transaction
     
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    Read somewhere its the first foreign player that the raptors have traded during the season? So this process is a first for the NBA, would think a quick call to the Wings office would have helped in this case.

    Makes no sence how a work visa to work for a American based league wouldn't be set up to allow for it to be transferred among teams.
     
  13. copper

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    Ed davis is american so he doesnt need the visa, the big problem with Calderon is that he is foreign born and was only granted a work visa for canada when he was signed by toronto. Every other player in the NBA either went to college in the US and has already gotten status/ visa of some kind...or their visa was done when they were drafted by US team.
     
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    Thanks for clarifying......this should be taken care of up front for every foreign born player that signs in the NBA, just in case this situation surfaces, as every player is subject to a quick trade.
     
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    This is actually good. We can see how we play with the subtraction before we test it out with the addition.
     
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    Devellano just wore a big overcoat with sunglasses, and went to Europe to smuggle stars over here.
     
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    from the article I read on it, the NBA wasnt even aware that it hadnt happened until now. So Im sure with all the international players there will be steps taken to ensure everything would run smooth next time.
     
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    The INS in Detroit was a big mess about 10 years ago. I don't know how it is now. I had started my citizenship process there when we were living in Belleville, MI. The process was nearly complete, and all I had to do was to take the citizenship test and then a few weeks later the oath for citizenship. During that time we had moved to NJ and I went to the INS office in Detroit to file for transfer of my file to the NJ office so I can complete the process there. I was lucky because the lady in that office who was accepting all the paperwork pulled me aside and said to me "Off the record, although you can do this transfer if you choose to, but I wouldn't if I were you. Because, I guarantee you that we will lose your file and you will end up having to start the process from scratch. Plane tickets are not that expensive. Do yourself a favor and fly here twice instead." Needless to say, I took her advice.

    Hopefully things have progressed since then, and hopefully Gores/Dumars can pull some strings.
     
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    According to Silvertongue Cal is in danger of missing tomorrows game against the Knicks too.
     
  20. copper

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    man, this is getting rediculous...Now on a side note...currently Calderon is unemployed I am assuming? This has to be un settling to him since he is now losing a few hundred thousand per game he misses
     

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