Bryan Colangelo has made it very clear that Calderon is not the PG of the future. That of course has led to a lot of speculation of Jose's future in Toronto. There is the possibility he is traded this season and the Raptors head in to 2012-13 looking for a new PG or he is kept and the Raptors do not start this search until the summer of 2013 heading in to the 2013-14 season.


Before we continue, for the sake of this thread lets make one assumption clear that may or may not be true: the PG position must be filled through free agency..... in this thread, no trade or draft considerations please.


Would you prefer to trade Jose this year and go after a PG this off season in free agency? If you make this choice, here are your free agency options that could possibly be considered starters:

Deron Williams, New Jersey Nets $16.4 million Player Option ($17.8 million)
Steve Nash, Phoenix Suns $11.7 million Unrestricted
Aaron Brooks, Phoenix Suns $2.0 million Restricted ($3.0 million Qualifying Offer)
Raymond Felton, Portland Trail Blazers $7.6 million Unrestricted
Kirk Hinrich, Atlanta Hawks $8.0 million Unrestricted
Jason Kidd, Dallas Mavericks $8.6 million Unrestricted
Andre Miller, Denver Nuggets $7.8 million Unrestricted
Chauncey Billups, L.A. Clippers $2.0 million Unrestricted
D.J. Augustin, Charlotte Bobcats $3.2 million Restricted ($4.4 million Qualifying Offer)
Goran Dragic, Houston Rockets $2.1 million Unrestricted*
Jerryd Bayless, Toronto Raptors $3.0 million Restricted ($4.2 million Qualifying Offer)

http://www.hoopsworld.com/2012-nba-free-agents

OR


Would you prefer to keep Jose for next season and go after a PG next summer in free agency? If you make this choice, here are your free agency options that could possibly be considered starters:

Chris Paul, L.A. Clippers $17.8 million Unrestricted
Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors $4.0 million Restricted ($5.3 million Qualifying Offer)
Darren Collison, Indiana Pacers $2.3 million Restricted ($3.3 million Qualifying Offer)
Jrue Holiday, Philadelphia 76ers $2.7 million Restricted ($3.8 million Qualifying Offer)
Ty Lawson, Denver Nuggets $2.5 million Restricted ($3.6 million Qualifying Offer)
Brandon Jennings, Milwaukee Bucks $3.2 million Restricted ($4.3 million Qualifying Offer)
Devin Harris, Utah Jazz $8.5 million Unrestricted
Jose Calderon, Toronto Raptors $10.6 million Unrestricted
Jeff Teague, Atlanta Hawks $2.4 million Restricted ($3.5 million Qualifying Offer)
Roddy Beaubois, Dallas Mavericks $2.2 million Restricted ($3.3 million Qualifying Offer)
Jarrett Jack, New Orleans Hornets $5.4 million Unrestricted
Eric Maynor, Oklahoma City Thunder $2.3 million Restricted ($3.4 million Qualifying Offer)
Will Bynum, Detroit Pistons $3.3 million Unrestricted
Toney Douglas, New York Knicks $2.1 million Restricted ($3.1 million Qualifying Offer)
Daniel Gibson, Cleveland Cavaliers $4.8 million Unrestricted
C.J. Watson, Chicago Bulls $3.2 million Unrestricted
Shaun Livingston, Milwaukee Bucks $3.5 million Unrestricted

http://www.hoopsworld.com/2013-nba-free-agents
Many of the free agent PG's in 2013 are restricted. However, the Raptors will likely have enough cap space to offer up to 1 near max contract (Bargnani $11, Amir $6.5, Kleiza $4.6, ED $3.2, JV $3.6, 2012 pick ~$3.6, DD est. $8, JJ est. $4, 2013 draft pick $2M - generous estimates given to DD and JJ giving 9 players with a payroll of $46.5M leaving cap space of $11.5M as starting salary) and make an offer a team may have to think twice about or even let go unmatched.


So, what do you think:

Lose Jose this year and sign a PG in the off season?
Keep Jose next year and sign a PG next off season?



*Remember, trades and draft picks are not allowed in discussion. Free agency only*