Toronto Raptors Point Guard Dilemma: Calderon Vs Jack Vs Banks

January 5th, 2010 by Stephen Brotherston Leave a reply »
Jay Triano has made the inevitable announcement that on Wednesday in Orlando the Toronto Raptors Jose Calderon will be returning to the lineup after an unexpectedly long absence due to injury.

And in the 13 games since Calderon last started for the Raptors, the team has managed an 8-5 record. Hence, the speculation about who should start at point guard and, from some corners, speculation about who should be the primary backup.

To put the Raptors record in some context, the Raptors were 6-1 against teams with under .500 records with the lone loss on the road. And the Raptors were 2-4 against teams with records over .500 with the two wins at home.

This stretch of games did include the softest spot in the Raptors schedule thus far this season and included wins over New Jersey and two over Detroit. But at least the Raptors took advantage of it.

There should be no question that the Toronto Raptors would have been in serious trouble if Bryan Colangelo had not had the foresight to acquire Jarrett Jack in the off-season.

And Jack filled in admirably as a starter over the past 13 games averaging 12.8 points on 52% shooting, 6.2 ass ...

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