Toronto Raptors 105, Philadelphia 76ers 103 For a second there this looked like a weekend-ruiner, you know one of those games the Raps lose on a Friday in soul-squashing fashion to destroy your weekend. Thank God for Bosh recovering to get a key block right after him and TJ were faked out by Andre Miller…. Read more »
Check these hoop-related links for November 6th through November 9th: Baron Davis Is Go(o)d – Wow. Boom Dizzle hits the bizzle-beating trizzle. Bill Simmons Plays Pro Ball – If you like him, you’ll probably like this. Gilbert Arenas and Vince Young Spalding commercial… BLOOPERS! – Goofball Gilbert back at it ESPN – Broken NBA Records… Read more »
When there’s only one thing a verbose windbag like me (what’re you laughin’ at?) wants to say, you best know he thinks it’s important: We can’t let Kyle Korver or Willie Green beat us. It’s that simple. Please Toronto, close out on their 3-point shooters. With two tough games coming up against Chicago and Utah… 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.