You’re Bryan Colangelo. You have two solid point guards that are capable of starting games. You also have a surprise in Marcus Banks that has played fairly well in added minutes. Your star acquisition has openly asked for more ball handling duties. The trade deadline is fast approaching.
What do you do?
Do you trade one of your potential starting point guards for something else you need? Or do you keep the team intact and try to work through the current issues?
The answer is obvious. You trade Calderon.
If one thing became clear over the 10 games that Calderon was injured it’s that Jack and Banks are not only perfectly capable of handling the point guard duties, they excel at it. The team played exceptionally well and fought it’s way back to .500.
When you look at the makeup of this team as a hole it becomes clear we have an abundance of talent and 1 spot and we’re short stacked at the 2. If Bryan Collangelo is able to swing a deal for an explosive shooting guard, who can fill the basket, he should make the move.
Not only does that free up more playing time for Hedo with the ball (a move I support full heartedly) but it also sends a signal to Chris Bosh that this team is one step closer to taking the next step, so to speak.
Adding a guy like Kevin Martin to the team could be the final piece to the puzzle. The move that makes the Raptors one of the top teams in the east. It might also make Chris Bosh raise his eyebrows and think, maybe this is the place a should stay for the next 5 years.
******Jeremiah McNama The Zan Tabak Herald