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Jose Calderon’s safe but steady style buoys up Toronto Raptors

Interesting and nice piece by Doug Smith on Jose

Full piece on link

Calderon, with 11 assists and one turnover against the Orlando Magic here Sunday night, is now at 3,004 assists and 734 turnovers in a career that has spanned 431 games, leaving him tied as fifth-fastest to 3,000 among active players who’ve gone past that number.

“All these things like records or all achievements (are) going to be more important when all things end, you know what I mean?” the self-effacing Calderon said when the achievement was pointed out to him.

“You’re going to have to be a little bit older to let your guys know, your little ones know, this is what I did. Right now I’m just thinking about what is going on day to day. You don’t really pay to much attention to all that stuff, you know.”

The company Calderon is keeping is impressive. He’s behind only Chris Paul, Jason Kidd, Deron Williams and Andre Miller and tied with Baron Davis for active point guards in reaching 3,000 career assists the quickest.

He is far ahead of the likes of Dwyane Wade, Steve Nash, Tony Parker and Chauncey Billups. And while Derrick Rose and Rajon Rondo — two current all-star point guards — aren’t at 3,000 career assists yet, Calderon isn’t going to drop too far down the list.

“He’s a floor general, he’s who we are,” Raptors coach Dwane Casey said of the 30-year-old Calderon. “He’s the coach on the floor. He knows every play, he knows what we want to do, he knows the calls. He’s been solid and we need that steady hand out there with that first group.”




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