Is there any way we can get a front page post to hash out Calderon's value (both as a trade piece, and to this team) once and for all? It makes it hard to discuss things when we can't even roughly agree on the value of players.
I personally think that Calderon is a backup quality point guard, who doesn't have much room for growth or improvement. I make this statement based upon his age, brittleness, lack of athleticism, and taking into account that his sometimes offensive brilliance is overshadowed by his defensive liabilities. To me, this sounds like a very good backup/borderline starting PG (think CJ Watson.)
Yet many others think that he is a top 10 PG or something.
Given that he is being paid 8 million a year for the next 4-5 years, I think this means he has negative trade value: the only way to get trade him is to swap him for a similarly bad contract. In particular, trading him for expiring contracts is exceedingly unlikely.
Can the RR staff take a stab at this, hash this out once and for all? Perhaps do a two part thing where the staff evaluates him, but then also has several third parties (e.g., other TrueHoop Network guys) also evaluate him?