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Old 10-06-2008, 06:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Jose Calderon, Toronto: If you think Calderon already has arrived, you wouldn't be entirely wrong. He played a lot of big minutes for the Raptors last season and did quite well with them.

Calderon's game is intriguing, and so are some of his numbers. He shot 52 percent from the field, including 43 percent from beyond the arc. He's a 91 percent free throw shooter and has an astounding assist-to-turnover ratio of better than 5-to-1.

Yet he's still on this list. Why?

Because his game and numbers are likely to improve now that he's the man in Toronto.

Not only did the Raptors trade T.J. Ford to Indiana, freeing up more playing time for Calderon, but Toronto also brought in Jermaine O'Neal, another legitimate frontcourt talent.

For the first time in his career, Calderon has himself a full-time point guard job -- and a new multiyear contract to go along with it, by the way.

He also has a game that isn't dissimilar from that of a younger Steve Nash. No, Calderon is not in Nash's class. But he's going to get a lot closer to it this season.
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