Calderon had a great game and the Raps would not have had a prayer without him.
Still can't wait for Lowry to return.
DeRozan seems to have taken the huge step from a boy to a man. Seriously. I hope it continues.... minus a few ill advised deep 2's, of course.
Jose taking more shots includes upping his turnovers + lowering his efficiency. I like his stat lines as they are!
Past 5 games :
14 & 11 (5/11);
20 & 17 (8/16);
13 & 10 & 10 (5/10);
10 & 9 (3/7);
9 & 18 (3/8)
Bargnani red this forum before the game and he got angry. His shooting wasn't anything special but he had 2 steals, 2 blocks and Raptors were +20 while Bargnani on court
Look at all the praise for Rondos game, NBA bloggers calling him the best PG.
Calderon has been playing near that level since getting the start.
As for Jose, I have to imagine that he realizes he is not only playing for a contract next year, but is also auditioning for a role out of town.
Im thinking theres more pressure to keep Lowry out for longer all of a sudden. Calderons play may net us a great player come the deadline!
This is why Calderon has forever been the point guard. Starter goes down, then he goes HAM
I still like Lowry better because of the pressure he puts on other point guards. No offence to Jose, but he is still a human pylon on defense. That said, I should appreciate this guy some more & i wouldn't mind having a 2 point guard line-up of Jose and Lowry if match-up allows (for Jose to guard a 2)
On another note, Linas Kleiza has underrated defense. I saw Afflalo pulling moves on him but he managed to keep up and challenge. He may even beat out Demar in terms of lateral quicks (says a lot about Demar).
I do like Demar's patience offensively and his comfort level handling the ball. It's not the tightest handle, but he can get a shot off 1 on 1.
I think Alan Anderson just lost his role. Out for about two months. This is what Klieza was waiting for.
I heard Landry might come back quicker than expected and hopefully Lowry does too
well im glad raptors got 5 turnovers for the half instead of the first 3 minutes