I never said he was a "fabulous" point guard, nor did I ever refer to him as one of the "great" ones in the league. All I said is that he's done a decent job for the Raptors this season, and more importantly, they've badly NEEDED him so far with Lowry sitting out so many games with various injuries. If you read my post again, I'm actually advocating the Raptors a) trade him if the right deal were to be presented or b) let him walk at the end of the season and use the salary cap relief for themselves. I'm not falling all over myself to give Calderon unwarranted praise or hitching the franchise to him for the next 5 seasons... I'm just being rational.
I actually like the PG position for us, and I agree it doesn't have much to do with us losing right now. And I wouldn't trade Calderon for the sake of a trade, that's just stupid. But I'm tired of people telling me that he's just this fabulous PG when in reality he has nothing to show us from his tenure as a Raptor. Again, sounds like I'm ripping him apart, and that's not my goal, he's a good guy, love his ethic, probably one of the better Raps, just hasn't made us better that's all.
You were the one who referenced PER multiple times in the thread so I figured it was a fair way to evaulate the two. Like I said before, I don't want to turn this into a Calderon/Lowry debate, and quite frankly, I would choose Lowry in a vacuum in most cases. I just think you should dig a little deeper into both the offensive and defensive metrics for both players before trying to use them in the argument.
As for PER I was talking about this year, Lowry is still only 26 so I don't imagine the stats to match up. Even if he's 49 they're not going to, very different types of PG's. I prefer a slashing PG who can score, and defend. He's not as good a facilitator, but as long as that's understood again, I'm ok with it.