Charlotte Bobcats 79, Toronto Raptors 98 Darrick Martin just gave us another small little reason to hate him. He did the “professional” thing and left the score frozen at 98 when the fans were chanting “Pizza, Pizza” louder than they were “Let’s go Raptors” all evening. The pizza situation was the only one in question… Read more »
Check these hoop-related links for December 3rd: KG Clowns the Knicks and Craig Sager’s Ugly Suit – hilarious post-game interview after the Celts beat the Knicks by 50 Paul Pierce Doesn’t Know Mini-Me’s Name – Awesome has a new name. And Piece doesn’t know what it is. Our bearded hero. – BD, the black Superman
In my regular seats for tonight’s game. After making the Bobcat Bet, I got tickets to both games this year. That being said – there’s no conflict. Toronto needs to win this game. Charlotte’s dropped five in a row (much to my chagrin), so adding one more to help my hometown squad is fine by me…. 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.