What kind of jerkoff boss makes his employees work on New Years Eve? I mean, come on! After Victoria’s Day, April 20th, Lost’s season premiere, and my birthday, NYE is right up there with the holiest of holidays. And except for waiters, bar staff, public transport workers, cab drivers, police, firefighters, emergency workers, telephone operators,… Read more »
I don’t know why you’re smilin’… Wearing a bandaid over his eye last night, Yao Ming more than resembled virtual boxing great/eyebrow-dancing enthusiast Piston Honda after three tough rounds in the ring. Yao Honda (Mitsubishi Samsung berka berka jihad) delivered a KO late in the fourth round to defeat the Toronto Li’l Macs. We floated… Read more »
2535 The number of days since we last won in San Antonio (as of Dec. 28th, 2007). Current number of days since we last won in San Antonio: 0 Poker players are taught not to compound mistakes. Apparently Tony Parker is NOT a poker player. Peppy Le Peu and Duncan combined for 12 turnovers (Raps… Read more »
Spurs Spurs Spurs Spurs! (dun dun dun dun dun dun) Spurs Spurs Spurs Spurs! So we crawl out from under our collective holiday hangovers for the basketball equivalent of David vs. Goliath, only if David was an Afro Spanish/Slovenian half-giant with mini dreads. Nobody likes playing against San Antonio, let alone IN Texas, three days… Read more »
It’s gut check time, homeys. We could/should be 3-1 on this road trip, but as it stands those numbers are flipped. Now we’re off until the 28th and it’s time to reflect. At this point in the season, the only thing consistent has been our inconsistency. And yes Chuck, “Phoenix is tough to stop.” But that doesn’t… Read more »
Forgive me loyal reader for taking a week long break. I regret to inform my Gooner brethren that I will not be providing highlights for this week’s Premier League fixtures at Portsmouth and Everton but I am sure The Arsenal will prevail. Footy Tube does end up having them eventually but of course they’re simply… Read more »
Toronto Raptors 103, Phoenix Suns 122 I can deal with this loss because I wasn’t expecting us to win, if we can’t beat Seattle we definitely won’t be able to beat Phoenix the day after. That would be like finishing Drake’s Fortune on the Hard level right after you got your ass handed to you… Read more »
…and still not over it. The Sonics? THE SONICS?!? Man, glad I only got to watch snippets of that one. Stupid sexy Sonics. They’re officially off my ‘feel bad for them because they’re doomed’ list (is it lonely being alone Minnesota?). Fortunately, they’re still on my ‘feel bad for them because they employ Chris Wilcox… Read more »
Toronto Raptors 115, Seattle Sonics We lose the one fucking game that everybody thought we could win on this roadtrip. The Sonics who are 12 games under .500 and one of the worst teams in the NBA look like the ’85-86 Boston Celtics and punish the Raptors for a 123-115 win. Yeah, that’s right, they… Read more »
Clippers, Blazers, Sonics. Reads like a 3-0 swing. But unless I can get my time machine to work (should’ve sprung for the Home Depot installation), we’ll have to settle for 2-1 in a best case scenario. The worst case, however, is much worse than 1-2. It’s a message to Phoenix, San Antonio, and Houston: “We’re… Read more »
It’s all my fault. Let me be the first to apologize. During the halftime break, two fans who weren’t watching the game emailed me to ask how the Raptors looked through 2 quarters. After watching the first half of this game, I offered the following response: “I can’t see us losing to this team tonight.”… Read more »
This I can explain. His low usage rate when he is on the floor minimize his impact on team stats, such as team O/D rating and even plus minus (since that stat also accounts for the other members of the rotation. However, when he is being used, his individual stats, or the stats that are only dependant on his contributions, he looks pretty good, pretty great even.
Basically, like what everyone else has been saying, it comes down to usage rate. Involve him enough in the offense and there's no reason why his individual efficiency won't be reflected in the team stats.
Now here's where you might say "but the raptors lose more when he shoots more than average, so the usage rate argument doesn't hold up". That's a fair point, but I would argue that Jonas often gets those extra field goals when A) the guards are putting up a ton of bricks and Jonas is cleaning the glass, or B) he's a last resort after its clear that the other scoring options aren't working. In both scenarios, the team as a whole is playing below average, so it makes sense that they would win a lower percentage of games.