For the record, I totally know the difference between ‘concession’ and ‘succession’… If you missed it (I’m gonna try to get the clip to post on the site), I sound like a Scandinavian eunic on the radio. That medium is not for everyone, boy. Moments after I got off-air, I had the following exchange with… Read more »
First of all, congratulation to Chris Bosh for winning the Player of the Week. Well deserved award indeed but now it’s back to work. It’s four games in five nights time again starting on Tuesday in Detroit. The Pistons just got their ass kicked by the Knicks and will be looking to kill the next… Read more »
Today, my mug’s filled with joy. It’s nice to be recognized. In case you’ve noticed a bit of buzzing in the comments section of the blog over the past week or so, this little island burg floating in the vast interocean has been found! Land HO! That’s right folks, due to lowered standards and the… Read more »
“Scrapping is what we’ve been able to do this season and tonight, we got outscrapped.” – Nate McMillan, while feeding Brandon Roy his post-game grapes. She, like, totally LOVES scrappiness and stuff! How often can we honestly say we outscrapped someone? Four games a season? GREAT effort this afternoon. Prior to the game someone must… 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.