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Old 08-11-2008, 08:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Hoopsworld: Jose Makes All-Breakout Team

One can only hope that Jose has a breakthrough year. Although, last year to a certain degree could of been considered his breakout.

Originally Posted by Hoopsworld
Jose Calderon: 11.2 Points, 8.3 Assists, 30 minutes

A point guard who shoots over 50% from the field, 43% from three, 90% from the foul line, and dishes for this many assists should not be sharing time with anyone. Calderon's playing only 24 minutes per game was a major factor in the Raptors losing the the Magic in five games in the first round of the playoffs.

With the departure of T.J. Ford and the addition of Jermaine O'Neal, Calderon will now run this team by himself and may very well find himself running the Eastern Conference All-Star team.

When Calderon got major minutes he had major production, averaging 14.9 points and 10.5 assists when he received 38 minutes a game in February. He penetrates, creates for himself and others, finishes in the lane and shoots the three.

He's a quicker, faster and better shooting Jason Kidd, and he's as good as anyone in the league coming off the ballscreen. Calderon's three-point shooting ability will be even more of a weapon with O'Neal providing some inside scoring.

He just needs minutes and the ball in his hands, and with Ford gone, it's now Calderon's show. Prepare for an entertaining one.
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