Jose Calderon Is The Most Important Raptor?
Short answer for this one is YES. But I will offer a little more than that. Chris Bosh
is no doubt the leader and franchise player of this team. That being said could the Raptors
win games with a combo of Jermaine O'Neal and Andrea Bargnani
instead of Chris. It would be harder to get the wins and it would take both J.O and Andrea stepping up. But I think it would be possible. That being said you take away Jose Calderon
and leave his role to Solomon and Ukic. That goal of getting wins becomes very hard indeed. Could the Raptors
beat some bad teams with that duo? Yeah they likely could get the odd game. But against any team with any kind of quality the Raptors
would be hard pressed to find wins. This is why at this point and time Calderon
is the most important Raptor. I have said it many times in this blog that point guard is the most important position on a basketball team. Unless you have a superstar that can handle the ball and create his own scoring a quality point guard is key. Even if you have that guy a point guard only adds to his success. Many basketball people will agree with this point and it is key for a team like the Raptors
who are depending on 2 bigs to get the bulk of the touches and scoring.