Should Calderon Be Playing Right Now?
Old 01-25-2009, 12:03 PM   #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: 12,770
Question Should Calderon Be Playing Right Now?

I commend the guy for fighting though the injuries, but it is only time before the hammy flares up again to force him out of the line up again? I hope he isn't pushing it again because in order for us to make a move in the East we most certainly need him. I just don't want to see him to more damage to it.

Originally Posted by Toronto Star
"When I was playing, I felt nothing," Calderon said of his 29-minute effort vs. the Bulls. "It was almost two weeks without playing. Right now I'm feeling good. It's still there. Like I can feel it. It's not like the left one.

"But I think it's good."

Coach Jay Triano was told before the game that 25 minutes would be all he should realistically expect from Calderon.

Yet when the Raptors entered the final minutes with the lead Friday, the kid gloves came off and Calderon's time on the floor was extended.
Source - Click here
Dr. J. Naismith is offline   Boss Key Wife Key
Old 01-25-2009, 12:12 PM   #2 (permalink)

Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 5,356

if anything, this sounds like fuel for excuses.

it's good, i think it's good. sit until it's a 100 percent. we aren't winning anything anytime soon.
dfunkie1 is offline   Boss Key Wife Key
Old 01-25-2009, 12:53 PM   #3 (permalink)

Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: toronto
Posts: 10,417

given that it's a ham injury, there's not that much risk in reaggravating it. Worse case scenario, we have to shut him down for the season, and the season is done. But if we don't win 8-10 of the next 15 games, we're screwed anyway. If it was a knee injury, or something more serious, I would prefer if he sits.
moremilk is offline   Boss Key Wife Key
Old 01-25-2009, 01:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
is pounding the rock!

Senior Member
Superjudge's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 17,371

feul for excuses? Yes JAckson, thts what they are wasting thier time with, they are spending long hours at night, trying to find ways to m,akes excuses do the message board giants will be appeased.

As for, "its only a hamstring".


So torn Hammy out 5-6 months.
Sprained knee, out 6 weeks.

Ya man, it's no biggie, git on out there and play.


If it were up to me, the guy would be on the bench until he was 100%, thats it, no questions.

They cannot afford to create a chronic injury situation for this guy, it's silly to do so.
Superjudge is offline   Boss Key Wife Key
Old 01-25-2009, 01:38 PM   #5 (permalink)
effin' ineffable

In the Paint
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Toronto
Posts: 30,070

Here's what I want to know. Can the guy do something in terms of training that would make these kinds of injuries a lot less probable in the future. Should we be happy if all we hear is that he gets plenty of rest? I want to see a long career of games like the last one, and I want to see him fearless in games featuring much better opposing teams. Can he simply put the required work in and make that happen? Or is a hammy just about good or bad fortune or what you were born with?
LX is offline   Boss Key Wife Key
Old 01-25-2009, 01:49 PM   #6 (permalink)
is dead inside

you ain't bout that life
Gurk's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 22,015

You couldn't really tell anthing was wrong so you might as well play him
Gurk is offline   Boss Key Wife Key
Old 01-25-2009, 01:58 PM   #7 (permalink)
is pounding the rock!

Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,232

I let the man decide for himself at this point, if he gets hurt the season is over, if he doesnt play the season is over, if he wants to play and theres not a high risk of longterm damage (and there isnt), why not?
Ugo Ferst is offline   Boss Key Wife Key
Old 01-25-2009, 02:48 PM   #8 (permalink)
doing what I always do DNB 24/7 365

The C.E.O Of The DNB
Dino Blogger's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Just outside Hamilton, Ontario
Posts: 558
Send a message via AIM to Dino Blogger Send a message via MSN to Dino Blogger

Let him play I mean this was a conversation to have the first time around before he re-injured it. At this point if he goes out again who cares it just allows the Raptors to gracefully(Somewhat) bow out of people thinking they can make the playoffs and they get a high quality draft pick. It also allows Colangelo to re-tool at the deadline and set the table for next season with no worries of people thinking this team can make it.

If he remains healthy and Raps can make some kind of miracle run you can continue to market Jose as this team first guy that is something just shy of a saint. I don't see what you gain by sitting him.
Dino Blogger is offline   Boss Key Wife Key

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
Is Calderon Playing Today? m5racer Toronto Raptors 10 01-18-2009 11:43 AM
I started playing WoW and... derrek Entertainment Lounge 4 01-01-2009 11:54 PM
who's playing some ps3 here? you dont know me Entertainment Lounge 1 10-25-2008 06:03 AM
Wie playing the Open!!!! Superjudge Entertainment Lounge 3 07-04-2008 11:54 AM
Dalembert Says Playing Isn't Fun Dr. J. Naismith NBA Talk 11 03-10-2008 11:50 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:46 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 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