Thursday, June 26, 2008
Yesterday TJ Ford was the biggest asset utilized in a trade by the Raptors to pick up Jermaine O'Neal, and well I don't F'n get it. Perhaps I understand the Pacers wanting to start off a fresh and maybe getting the #17 pick will pay off, but to me it seems like they should have gotten more than what they ended up with. Certainly at the very least everyone has to admit that they held onto O'Neal too long and that this is a solid move for the Raptors considering Calderon is hands down a better point guard than Ford.
What puzzles me most is that people in the past have compared him to Steve Nash. Why because they both play point guard are both quick and both can't play physical defense? Just in case those people haven't noticed, Steve Nash has a pure stroke. In each of his 4 years with the Suns he has shot over 50% from the floor and over 43% from three. Meanwhile Ford's career FG% is 42.9 and his career 3% is 31. The dude can't shoot. He's not a big time player.
Maybe I'm just not a fan of a point guard who has my shooting stroke and my range.