League-best assist-to-turnover ratio last season for José Calderon, the first repeat leader since Muggsy Bogues (1993--94 and '94--95). Since Calderon entered the NBA in 2005--06, his ratio of 4.08 is also the best.
ENEMY LINES | A RIVAL SCOUT ON THE RAPTORS
Chris Bosh built himself up over the summer; he's become a much better post player in recent years; and he's tougher defensively. Now it's time for him to go to the next step and be a true leader and get them into the playoffs.... Hedo Turkoglu has developed a mentality that he really expects to score. He's a strong clutch player—you can run plays for him at the end of the game, and he'll find a way to get it done. Now, the bad thing about him is that he cannot defend a chair.... At the end of last season they said to Andrea Bargnani, We're going to go with you, screw up or not you'll play; then he began to play with a lot more confidence. I trust Bargnani as a shooter—if it's not a highly contested shot, I feel like it's going to go in.... José Calderon is a very, very good passer and a decent shooter. He comes across like he's trying to be a tough guy, but down the stretch he's not as tough as he acts, and he can be taken out of the play.... I'm high on rookie DeMar DeRozan out of USC. He's not a great shooter, but they already have Turkoglu and Bargnani, so it's good to have a slashing, hard-nosed guy, a competitor with a well-built NBA body who will back down to no one.