Sefolosha? Great defender.
Sefolosha? Great defender.
I'm also not sure why people still believe Jose is this passive passer. The only time this happened was under Sam Mitchell when he would bark out plays and Jose would have to execute. Last season under Triano and that "100 shats!" season, Jose was a much more push-the-offense kind of guy.
What I'm having trouble understanding is why Jose is a "bad fit" in the starting lineup. People keep throwing that phrase around hoping it will stick, but provide no reason as to why. If Jose isn't a starting caliber PG, then neither is Jack. So how does Jack better fit the starters? Please explain. And please don't point to off-court chemistry. I could care less that Jack plays X-box with DeRozan on the weekends. I care about what they do on the court.
From what I can see, a PG that gets you the ball at the right spot/time is great for developing the young gunz, and I think we're all in agreement that that is exactly what Jose does.
Speaking only offensively, I'd prefer Jose for set play and Jack for more energetic, fast break style of game. With the current roster in mind I'd probably pick Jack.
Career Shooting Comparison - Calderon on left and Jack on right
Statistically Calderon's career numbers rank him 2nd in passing when compared to CP3, Nash, Rondo and Jack. Jacks ranks 5th or last among the group of five.
For passing comparison among Calderon, Nash, CP3, Rondo and Jack see link below
Effective Field Goal Percentage; the formula is (FG + 0.5 * 3P) / FGA. This statistic adjusts for the fact that a 3-point field goal is worth one more point than a 2-point field goal. For example, suppose Player A goes 4 for 10 with 2 threes, while Player B goes 5 for 10 with 0 threes. Each player would have 10 points from field goals, and thus would have the same effective field goal percentage (50%).
True Shooting Percentage; the formula is PTS / (2 * (FGA + 0.44 * FTA)). True shooting percentage is a measure of shooting efficiency that takes into account field goals, 3-point field goals, and free throws.
This may be overstated a bit, but I feel like I don't exactly know what Jose Calderon would be like on an NBA team without Bosh ... yes, he seemed to be more of the slow half-court type of PG, but that's exactly the kind of team they built around their all-star CB4 ...
Sure, we've seen him play at times when Bosh would be injured, but to truly see him in an offense where the schemes weren't built around dumping it into the post for Bosh ... maybe he could perform well in a run 'n' gun game? His passing is great, his shooting is awesome ... He is very careful with the ball, so it remains to be seen how he would play in the up-tempo game - and maybe we'll never get to see it with Jose in Toronto.
For example last season according to 82games.com, link below, only 48% of Bosh's field goals were assisted which was a lot lower than Bargnani at 65% and Johnson at 67%