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How did Calderon rack up 18 assists?

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How did Calderon rack up 18 assists? 

Post#1 » by SaveTheHens » Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:28 pm

I was shocked when I saw the stat sheet. He did nothing really special in the game but somehow ended up with 18 assists. I have to admit that Calderon is one of the greatest statpadders.
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Re: How did Calderon rack up 18 assists? 

Post#2 » by Walid » Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:31 pm

He did do something special in the game and that was make nifty inside passes, throw alleyoops, and push the ball forward. He was moving well with the ball today and passing it for a good shot.
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Re: How did Calderon rack up 18 assists? 

Post#3 » by F1uxCapacit0r » Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:31 pm

watch the game you hater. He was kicking it to open shooters...the shots went in...that is an assist... he dumped it to people cutting to the basket...that is an assist
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Re: How did Calderon rack up 18 assists? 

Post#4 » by toraptors » Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:31 pm

jameer nelson let him work.
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Post#5 » by Phalosopher » Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:31 pm

Same way Rondo did against a weaker team yesterday.... :wink:
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Re: How did Calderon rack up 18 assists? 

Post#6 » by cdel00 » Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:32 pm

what game did you watch? Jose was excellent in the fourth.

Stata padder my arse he picked apart the magic d with awesome passing and choices. He made it look ez
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Re: How did Calderon rack up 18 assists? 

Post#7 » by Death Knight » Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:34 pm

Probably perimeter passes like he's always been doing it. Nothing going inside. Not much impact in terms of putting pressure on the defense. Come back soon Lowry!
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Re: How did Calderon rack up 18 assists? 

Post#8 » by two5 » Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:34 pm

Jose plays a style of game thats very conducive for him to get assists & numbers. He doesn't really create easy baskets. Pound the rock until the shot clock is running down, force a teammate to take a desperation shot/heave and if you do it all game long, every possesion for 40 minutes, you'll eventually end up with 10 assists.
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Re: How did Calderon rack up 18 assists? 

Post#9 » by Big Shot » Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:35 pm

Rondo just put on his jersey with a Calderon make-up on his face. :)
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Re: How did Calderon rack up 18 assists? 

Post#10 » by timdunkit » Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:37 pm

The Raptors are designed to Jose's strengths. He has 3 good PnR partners in Val, Amir, Ed and then Bargnani for PnP. He's also surrounded by players that attempt the first shot they can get (which is a team mentality).

With Jose dribbling the ball most of the time and guys shooting it right away rather then making 2-3 extra passes, he's able to rack up assists. He's similar to Rondo in that sense, except Rondo will use his ability to get into the lane to create from time to time.
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Re: How did Calderon rack up 18 assists? 

Post#11 » by F1uxCapacit0r » Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:38 pm

haters gonna hate. Calderon played a great game!
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Post#12 » by cdel00 » Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:39 pm

Death Knight wrote:Probably perimeter passes like he's always been doing it. Nothing going inside. Not much impact in terms of putting pressure on the defense. Come back soon Lowry!


Rofl why even bother? You obviously didnt watch this game.

Yet you talk? Need some attention? Feel better when you pile on jose?
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Post#13 » by Death Knight » Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:40 pm

Big Shot wrote:Rondo just put on his jersey with a Calderon make-up on his face. :)


Imagine if it were the other way around? Oh wait.........no reason to imagine. We've seen how it turns out.
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Re: How did Calderon rack up 18 assists? 

Post#14 » by Inevitable » Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:41 pm

He had a great game, but you must take into consideration he had 90% or more of our assists meaning we lack playmakers.
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Re: How did Calderon rack up 18 assists? 

Post#15 » by Death Knight » Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:41 pm

cdel00 wrote:
Death Knight wrote:Probably perimeter passes like he's always been doing it. Nothing going inside. Not much impact in terms of putting pressure on the defense. Come back soon Lowry!


Rofl why even bother? You obviously didnt watch this game.

Yet you talk? Need some attention? Feel better when you pile on jose?


I've already said I ain't watching another Raptors game until Lowry comes back.

Sunday football baby! Lets go Payton Manning!
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Re: How did Calderon rack up 18 assists? 

Post#16 » by Badonkadonk » Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:42 pm

Was waiting for this thread after Rondo's.

Well played.
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Re: How did Calderon rack up 18 assists? 

Post#17 » by F1uxCapacit0r » Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:42 pm

Death Knight wrote:
cdel00 wrote:
Death Knight wrote:Probably perimeter passes like he's always been doing it. Nothing going inside. Not much impact in terms of putting pressure on the defense. Come back soon Lowry!


Rofl why even bother? You obviously didnt watch this game.

Yet you talk? Need some attention? Feel better when you pile on jose?


I've already said I ain't watching another Raptors game until Lowry comes back.

Sunday football baby! Lets go Payton Manning!


Then don't make ignorant posts...
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Re: How did Calderon rack up 18 assists? 

Post#18 » by KG1585 » Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:06 pm

Jose's game today was carbon copy of Rondo's game yesterday. People loved Rondo yesterday but hate Jose today. Jose just cannot win.
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Re: How did Calderon rack up 18 assists? 

Post#19 » by Jay240 » Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:06 pm

The sooner Lowry comes back the better, but you have to admit Calderon is playing some of the best basketball in his career. Obviously his numbers will go down when Lowry is back, but I hope Calderon keeps this up.
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Re: How did Calderon rack up 18 assists? 

Post#20 » by raptorforlife88 » Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:17 pm

Death Knight wrote:
I've already said I ain't watching another Raptors game until Lowry comes back.

Sunday football baby! Lets go Payton Manning!


Then you should probably refrain from making stupid posts. I'm not a big fan of Jose, but there's no doubt that he was very effective today with his passing. He could have had even more assists, if there were some better finishes inside.
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