Forgive me tonight, I’m giddy. By the end of this read, you will be too. I found my favorite website of all time (keep reading! It’s worth it!) because of this game, and that title should read 9-8.5. We dominated half of those 48. But in a late game critical possession, the ball does not… Read more »
One of the perks of grinding it out in the office working 60-hour weeks is that sometimes your boss hands you courtside seats. I wouldn’t know, ‘cause I’m a “less is more” type of guy, but thanks to my buddy Carps’ relentless corporate droning, I got to peep the Cavs courtside. Not ‘Mini Me’ courtside,… 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.