Every season it feels like an organization has to decide between what players to deal, and the 2012-13 season has the Toronto Raptors deciding between trading Jose Calderon or Kyle Lowry.

When trading a player, a team must be cognizant of everything they are giving away.

By everything, we're not only talking about what they bring to the court such as shooting ability or defense, but we're also talking about the player's intangibles. Things such as if they are a mentor to younger players or do they bring bad energy to every team meeting.

Those smaller—yet equally as important—intangibles can be the difference between being a playoff team and watching them from the comfort of your own home.