Is Jose Calderon An All-Star?

12.03.08 9 years ago

Yesterday when I posed the question, “Is Rajon Rondo An All-Star?,” there were tons of responses clammoring that Rondo is behind Jose Calderon, Devin Harris, and even Derrick Rose for a spot on the coveted 12-man roster.

Sure he’s second in the League in assists behind Chris Paul, but I just can’t imagine Calderon making the squad. In last night’s blowout loss to the Nuggets, he had a measly nine points and seven assists in 32 minutes. Are those All-Star numbers? No way, Jose.

Compared to the Celtics dominance with a 17-2 record, the Raptors’ subpar record of 8-9 should keep Calderon out of the All-Star game and will severely hurt his teammate Chris Bosh‘s chances at serious MVP votes. Averages of 12.9 points and 9.5 assists are solid, and more than Rondo, but the Celtics are winning and in the end that’s what counts.

While I may not be a believer, it appears George Karl is:

“He’s a true point. He cares about the point and in the last few years, we talk about Chris Paul and we talk about Deron Williams – and they deserve to be talked about – but this kid’s not very far behind,” Karl said.

“I think Calderon is Stockton-like,” said Karl. “Eighty per cent of his team’s decisions are made by his pass or his decision.”

What do you think? Is Calderon an All-Star?

Source: Toronto Star

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