Eric Smith: "Holy Jose"
Old 04-15-2008, 03:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Today in Eric's blog he posted a couple tidbits especially for the Jose fans.

As soon as I see that Scoop Jackson's write-up of Jose and Ford I'll post it over here.

Anyhow, some pretty incredible numbers from Jose as of late.

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HOLY JOSE

It looked like he was struggling for a couple of weeks - trying to work his way back into a new (old) role as the back-up point guard - but Jose Calderon has sure turned around his fortunes over the last few games.

After tallying 11 assists and NO turnovers last night against Miami, Calderon has now gone 4-straight games without committing a single miscue.

In fact, his assist-to-turnover numbers at staggering of late. Calderon has gone for 10+ assists in 3 of the past 4 games … and 5 of the last 9 (dating back to March 30 against New Orleans). In that span, Jose has only *2* turnovers in 9 games … and *70* assists!

THE SCOOP

Speaking of Calderon, there will be a feature article on ESPN.com (or ESPN Page 2) sometime today or tomorrow on Jose and TJ Ford - Toronto’s 1-2 punch. The article will be written by Scoop Jackson.

I first told you about this last week … when I saw Scoop at the ACC chatting with both gentleman. The piece was originally supposed to grace the pages of ESPN on Friday but the release date got pushed back for some reason.

I talked to Scoop yesterday and he informed me that the ESPN folks should have the article ready to read very shortly. So, stay tuned.

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Old 04-15-2008, 03:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I'd take 2-3 turnovers a game if he would start hitting his open 17 footers again.
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I'd take 2-3 turnovers a game if he would start hitting his open 17 footers again.
Then you'd take TJ Ford.
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I know how this is going to be taken by most of you but i'll say it anyways. While it's impressive that Jose doesn't make a lot of mistakes, i think a little too much is being made of the assist to turnover thing. It's the only stat we're mentioning when talking about Calderon and it's misleading to zero in on just that stat. I think there are times when Jose passes up an agressive move that could be a great momentum changing play to make the safe pass and with our record being what it has been of late, and wins being the most important of all stats let's not get to fuzzy about either point guards play in one specific area or another.

Anyways, so that i dont' sound bias I will say that I do like how he seems to be a lot more comfortable and confident lately..he's shooting those good percentages still and th eassist numbers have been great. I wish he'd be a bit more agressive and selfish and use his offence more as a weapon than an afterthought.
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I disagree entirely.

He plays how I like, he's just missing more shots.

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If he could hit 1 or 2 3 pointers like he used to... and make 2 or 3 17-19 footers... it would be so huge in post season...
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If he could hit 1 or 2 3 pointers like he used to... and make 2 or 3 17-19 footers... it would be so huge in post season...
I really think it's in his head right now. When was the last time he made one of those blowby cuts to the basket more than once in a game? He doesnt' seem to be attacking enough and his offensive numbers are way down. He's too good a shooter to just be missing suddenly and for this long. I think its' attitude and he's gotta get some before the weekend.
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I really think it's in his head right now. When was the last time he made one of those blowby cuts to the basket more than once in a game? He doesnt' seem to be attacking enough and his offensive numbers are way down. He's too good a shooter to just be missing suddenly and for this long. I think its' attitude and he's gotta get some before the weekend.
I agree... I am not sure if he is tired or disappointed or whatever... but something is an issue with him.
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I know how this is going to be taken by most of you but i'll say it anyways. While it's impressive that Jose doesn't make a lot of mistakes, i think a little too much is being made of the assist to turnover thing. It's the only stat we're mentioning when talking about Calderon and it's misleading to zero in on just that stat. I think there are times when Jose passes up an agressive move that could be a great momentum changing play to make the safe pass and with our record being what it has been of late, and wins being the most important of all stats let's not get to fuzzy about either point guards play in one specific area or another.

Anyways, so that i dont' sound bias I will say that I do like how he seems to be a lot more comfortable and confident lately..he's shooting those good percentages still and th eassist numbers have been great. I wish he'd be a bit more agressive and selfish and use his offence more as a weapon than an afterthought.
Swan I agree and disagree with you. First Jose is our best passer on the team. He is the best because he reads the floor the best because he is the smartest player on our team. He can push the ball up the floor and thread the needle inside. His passes may look safe to you and thats because it Jose making the pass. The last time I looked Jose is 5 th in assists in the NBA and first in the East. If he played the minutes like the top 3 in the league Jose would be right there at the top with the best.

Now I agree that Jose should shoot more. He is one of our best shooters. He should look to shoot more, however since coming off the bench his shots attempts have been reduced big time and his accuracy has dipped somewhat but somehow he still ranks at the top for shooting percentage for pg's in the NBA.

Jose will be ok , he will get the majority of time in the playoffs. The more Jose plays the better we will be and I can really see something special happening for us in the playoffs. The time to showcase TJ for the summer trade is over . Its time to get back to running our offencive flow with Jose in charge.
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I dont mind Jose missing the 17 footers because theyre good shots and hes probably top 20 in % from that area.

I'd rather take the 2-3 turnovers a game when hes driving to the hole getting teammates wide open corner 3's or layups/fts for himself or Bosh. DRIVE IT JOSE.
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35-1 is pretty good. :|
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I dont mind Jose missing the 17 footers because theyre good shots and hes probably top 20 in % from that area.

I'd rather take the 2-3 turnovers a game when hes driving to the hole getting teammates wide open corner 3's or layups/fts for himself or Bosh. DRIVE IT JOSE.
While I'd rather not have any TO's at all, I agree that he needs to drive for those seemingly open layups where he can beat the man who's guarding him, and also he should take those open high % 17-footers more frequently than he does now to keep the defense honest.
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Jose game goes according the circumstances of the game, in different threads we have been talking about the lack of offense game from guys like Kapono, Andrea, among others, and this is one of the big differences between Tj and Jose, he prefer to bring everybody aboard before start taking shots himself, and believe me every time that he make one of those good passes, beside getting the basket, he arises everybody confidence and awareness that they can be next, so in a way he is getting everybody involve in the game. In every single game we have an average of 90 shots and if he only play half of the time he is involved in half of those, but keep in mind in such as short period of time has to click with everybody and at the same time create momentum and if you are coming out the bench what you find on the floor is what it is, with mediocre teams is hard to make an evaluation, only when you play real teams you can evaluate yourself, an example that we can take to the playoffs, those games against NO and Boston where we won, we create intensity right from the beginning and the only way to make it happen is getting everybody involved, Jose does it full time, Tj is more aleatory whenever he feels like.

It is playoff time and sharing minutes to make everybody happy isn't going to work, so I hope to see on the floor only those who they are up to the circumstances, in a way Smitch should be challenging everybody and give minutes only to those who prove to him that they deserve it, no first and second unit B..l S..t

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I like his game, he makes the right decision, and when he doesn't gamble, he isn't turning it over, a stat thta too many people on this site discredit.

He has been missing his jumpers lately, and it's all about aggression and looking for his shot instead of just taking shots when they appear. I'm afraid this won't change until he is the true #1 Pg on the team, or until he goes someplace else.
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did espn ever post this article?
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did espn ever post this article?
Yup, here you go Tommy: http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2...7&sportCat=nba
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