migya wrote:coltraning wrote:TMC wrote:coltraning wrote:It was clear last year to me that Calderon was better for the raptors than TJ, so I am not sure as to why Mitchell is doing what he is doing.
I'm pretty sure their contracts are the reason... Ford makes 8 million, Calderon 2. And Calderon becomes a free agent after the season, while Ford is signed for 3 more seasons. That's their motive to play Ford over Calderon.
hey, it never hurt the knicks to have a bunch of 15-20 million dollar a year benchwarmers
Yes it has, they are pathetic
I'd say Isiah should be blamed more than their willingness to pay...
migya wrote:Also, about TJ Ford, he is a very good PG, just imagine him getting 35mins a game, his numbers would be close to top 5 among PGs. Calderon is at the same level as Ford and the Raps are set there and should look to hang on to Calderon
Yeah, Ford is a good PG that should start for most teams in the NBA. It's just that they play better when Calderon is on the court.
Actually, if I were the Raptors GM, I'd look to re-sign Calderon and trade Ford for a good SF/SG (but only for a good one... it'd be no salary dump. Only to improve the team). They'd be better off with a more balanced team, and Ford is a pretty valuable guy around the league.