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Love him or hate him, Calderon has been an important piece of the Raptors organization for the past seven years. Will he go down as the greatest point guard this franchise has ever seen? The HQ's Chris Walder believes that could very well be the case.
Take your pick.
Looking back at the 18 year history of this franchise and the different number of point guards who have run this team, those three individuals stand heads and tails above the rest as the cream of the crop amongst Toronto guards.
As Raptors fans, we have all taken our fair share of shots at one Jose Calderon.
I suppose it's been easy at times.
This is the same guy who threw the ball away against the New Jersey Nets in Game 6 of the 2006-07 NBA Playoffs.
This is the same guy who has irritated the fan base to no end with his subpar defensive ability.
Are you surprised to see him still wearing a Raptors uniform? I certainly am.
You'd think he starred in "The Matrix" with all of the bullets he's dodged over the years. By my estimations, he should have been dealt eons ago.
Regardless of the numerous complaints, criticisms and faults surrounding Jose, there is no denying his spot amongst the top point guards in franchise history.
To prove my point, let's take a look at some of his numbers in comparison to two former Raptor guards in Stoudamire and Williams.
- Jose Calderon - 14442
- Alvin Williams - 11736
- Damon Stoudamire - 8209
- Jose Calderon - 5031
- Damon Stoudamire - 3917
- Alvin Williams - 3876
- Jose Calderon - 3647
- Alvin Williams - 1791
- Damon Stoudamire - 1761
The greatest point guard in Raptors history is....
Jose Calderon (385 votes)
Damon Stoudamire (45 votes)
Alvin Williams (35 votes)
Other (8 votes)
473 total votes