Jerryd Bayless Nets Career High, Sparks Toronto Raptors Point Guard Controversy

December 12th, 2010 by Raju Byfield Leave a reply »
Jerryd Bayless went absolutely nuts for the Raptors and keyed the biggest comeback victory in Raptors franchise history against a struggling Pistons squad.

Bayless tied his career high with 31 points on 83 percent shooting and added 7 assists, 5 rebounds and 1 three on the night for the Raptors.

This is Bayless’ second straight start at point guard for the Raptors and after struggling with his game on Friday night he showed that he can indeed be an NBA point guard by leading his team to victory.

The 31 points were a team high and let Raptor fans see some of his true potential as a starter and as a point guard.

Point Guard Controversy?

We all know this year is more about next year than this year, which is why giving the Bayless the starting job over the expendable Jose Calderon makes a ton of sense.

Yes, Calderon probably gives us a better chance to win on a nightly basis, but we can all agree that making the playoffs is not an expectation this season, though depending on who you ask it would still be nice.

We all agree, however that Jose Calderon is not our answer at the point guard position.

We also know t ...

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