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*