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 »
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.