Check these hoop-related links for November 19th through November 26th: Moon goes to dogs, by choice – i love this article. Plain and simple Colangelo pleased, sees room for improvement NBA 2007-08 Celtics vs. 1995-96 Bulls – This comparison of the new-look Celts and the record-setting Bulls squad of the 90’s is interesting…and meaningless. The… Read more »
This teeter-totter’s making me nauseous. But a win’s a win’s a win, even against the NBA equivalent of Glass Joe, seen below mimicking the Chicago Bulls’ 4th quarter. What a mess. Where do you start? When you play like a disinterested rec league team down by 20, it’s more than lack of effort – it’s… 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.