What makes an (NBA) All-Star?

Calling out the calling-out’ers: Jose’s an All-Star 
Kelly Dwyer, Yahoo! Sports

Q1. How good is Jose Calderon (Toronto Raptors, PG, 6-3, 210)?

A1. He’s as good as this Man, right here … one of the NBA’s 50 Greatest Players of All-Time.

Digest this ↑ statement while looking at these ‘Season Averages’ …

Player 1 – Individual Stats

YR

G GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% OFF DEF RPG APG SPG BPG TO PF PPG
1 82 5 18.2 .471 .182 .736 .30 1.00 1.30 5.1 1.33 .13 1.83 2.50 5.6
2 82 38 23.6 .489 .133 .839 .40 1.80 2.20 7.4 1.91 .12 2.05 2.80 7.7
3 82 2 22.7 .499 .184 .782 .40 1.50 1.80 8.2 2.16 .17 2.00 2.70 7.9

Player 2 – Individual Stats

YR

G GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% OFF DEF RPG APG SPG BPG TO PF PPG
1 64 11 23.2 .423 .163 .848 .50 1.70 2.20 4.5 0.70 .10 1.58 1.50 5.5
2 77 11 21.0 .521 .333 .818 .30 1.50 1.70 5.0 0.80 .10 1.43 1.80 8.7
3 51 37 31.9 .544 .472 .923 .50 2.70 3.10 8.9 1.10 .10 1.61 1.60 12.9

… and, the corresponding ‘Team W-L Records’ for the first three years of John Stockton’s (Utah Jazz) & Jose Calderon’s NBA careers …

Player 1 – Team W-L Record

Year

Team Record Win% Finish

GB

1 ? 41-41 .500 4 11
2 ? 42-40 .512 4 9
3 ? 44-38 .537 2 11

Player 2 – Team W-L Record

Year

Team Record Win% Finish

GB

1 ? 27-55 .329 4 22
2 ? 47-35 .573 1 0
3 ? 28-23 .549 2 13.5

Q21. Which set belongs to the former ‘Choir Boy’? … and, which belongs to ‘El Matador‘?

A2. See the bottom of this blog entry for the answer. * 

Whether or not Jose Calderon actually makes the All-Star team this season is irrelevant – re: Agent Zero’s blog: Thoughts on the Shaq Trade – as … barring injury … he has The Talent, The Attitude & The Game to become a multiple time (10?) All-Star over the course of his NBA career.

Jose Calderon is THAT good … as a ‘spectacularly efficient’ PG who:

I) Gets his teammates the ball ‘when & where’ they need it to succeed;
II) Has an exceptionally high Basketball IQ;
III) Plays the game with tremendous Passion & Poise;
IV) Is ‘big enough’, ‘quick enough’ & ‘strong enough’ to defend multiple positions on the floor, in a defensive ‘switch’ or ‘designated rotation’ situations;
V) Is a solid rebounder;
VI) Is improving his shooting stroke (i.e. Pull-up J, Catch & Shoot, 3FGA’s & FT’s) every year;
VII) Is a terrific finisher of layups at the rim, with either hand;
VIII) Is a well-conditioned athlete;
IX) Is a consumate professional (& a 1st Class teammate); and,
X) At 26 years of age, has already captured one World Championship (2006) with his native Spain.

Q3. Name the Point Guards in the history of the NBA to shoot …

+50.0% on FGA’s
+45.0% on 3FGA’s
+90.0% on FTA’s
with an Assist : Ratio of +5 to 1
while Averaging 31.9 MP

for an entire season?

A3. Prior to this season … there has NEVER (ever) been one!

* Player 1 is John Stockton; Player 2 is Jose Calderon.

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