Depends if Hedo is staying or not. If he is then I'd do this trade if not then no way
Only if they throw Jamario Moon in the deal :)
I would definitely prefer Jose if Hedo is moving (god I hope he gets moved).
BC has stated during his exit interview: "You want your starting point guard to average 10 assists per game."
Jose easily has the upper hand vs. Mo there and already has great chemistry with our "Young Gunz".
Either way, whoever the starting point guard is next season better be ready to play defence or get used to verbal beatings from P.J. Carlesimo.
The Raptors will most definitely need Calderon next season.
my cousin loves him so yeah get him Now!
-- the last year of Williams' deal is a Player Option whereas Calderon's is guaranteed.
Do I think Williams will get a better deal elsewhere in 2012/13 and thus be a tradeable asset a year earlier than Calderon?
Not especially. A new CBA will cause some impressive salary deflation (imo) so I think Williams will exercise his PO.
UNKNOWN: we do not know, as of yet, if there are any buy-out clauses in play in either Calderon's or Williams' contract - if williams is an easy buy-out in 2012/13 then maybe the deal makes more sense.
In terms of overall impact on a team, imo, Calderon >> Williams
Unless something else, significant in nature, is in play I don't make that deal.
Defence wins games. Management need to ditch our model of offensive oriented team structure. Young Lengthy Athletic is where we need to go.
Doug Smith's BlogQuote:
Yes, there was a rumour of some Jose Calderon-Mo Williams swap but, yawn, if we react to every rumour out there, that’s all we’ll do.
When there’s something up legitimately, you’ll read about it here.
Word I got on this one was: Forget it, put it out of your mind. So I will.
Moving on I guess, what's next? Things should no doubt start heating up with the draft just a couple weeks away.
Thank god. I'm putting it out of my head too. Trading Jose for Mo Williams only signals that Turkoglu would be staying. And I don't want that to happen...