Calderon Rated Top Free Agent PG This Summer
Old 08-01-2008, 09:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
convinced that Raptors fans are only happy when they're unhappy.

Retired Administrator
 
Dr. J. Naismith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Almonte
Posts: 10,249
Representing:
Default Calderon Rated Top Free Agent PG This Summer

Not really sure who Kevin Pelton is, but on his site "Basketball Prospectus" he rated Jose the top free agent PG available this summer. Yes, even ahead of Baron. But I think he forgot to include Jose's best friend Agent Zero unless he has Gilbert as a SG instead of a PG.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kevin Pelton
THE STARS

After two years of managing an awkward platoon at the point with Jose Calderon and T.J. Ford, the Toronto Raptors chose between the two just before the draft by sending Ford to the Indiana Pacers as the headliner of the package that brought Jermaine O'Neal to Toronto. The other aspect of that decision was a new five-year deal for Calderon.

Offensively, Calderon stands with any point guard in the NBA. Last year, he took efficient play to an extreme. His 5.38 assist-to-turnover ratio ranked fifth in NBA history, and Calderon paired it with a 60.7 percent True Shooting Percentage. The list of point guards who combine those skills is pretty much Calderon and Steve Nash. That's it.

Surprisingly, Calderon has posted poor adjusted plus-minus ratings the last two years. In 2007-08, he rated as having an impact of -5.47 points per 100 possessions for the Raptors. Looking at the numbers, I wonder if Darrick Martin's limited playing time affected how adjusted plus-minus viewed the Toronto point guards. Martin, the team's third point guard, was +47 in 141 minutes of play, an extraordinary fluke season that made Calderon's performance look pedestrian in comparison. That fluke aside, the adjusted plus-minus reflects Calderon's poor defense. Fortunately, in Jermaine O'Neal the Raptors have added a premier shot-blocker behind him. That defense limits Calderon's value, but he's an All-Star-caliber point guard and a perfect fit for the Raptors' pick-and-roll-heavy offense. The chance to be Toronto's full-time starter should bring Calderon more accolades in 2008-09.

Davis is 29, and given his history of back problems, I'm not sure he'll age particularly well. That's enough to knock him below Calderon in my ranking of point guards, though he remains a strong runner-up. Davis is a legitimate star who, like new teammate Marcus Camby, made my All-NBA Third Team at the end of the season. Players like that rarely change teams, so for the Clippers to add Davis is a coup, even if it was overshadowed by Elton Brand's subsequent departure.
Source - Click here
Dr. J. Naismith is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2008, 11:57 AM   #2 (permalink)
is pounding the rock!

Senior Member
 
Superjudge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 17,593
Representing:
Default

its a good argument.
Superjudge is offline   Boss Key Wife Key Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Raptors HQ: Looking at the Free-Agent Big Men Dr. J. Naismith Toronto Raptors 10 07-21-2009 04:48 PM
Watch: AI Still A Free Agent bigmac(rexdale) Raptors Video Vault 3 07-20-2009 10:14 PM
A Revelation in Free Agent Thinking: This Summer More Important Than 2010 Dr. J. Naismith Toronto Raptors 4 07-02-2009 01:21 PM
What If You Were A Free Agent dfunkie1 Entertainment Lounge 35 04-04-2009 07:50 PM
Free agent list >>> jeffb Toronto Raptors 7 06-08-2008 06:08 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright RaptorsForum.com 2005-2011

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24