Indiana Pacers 122, Toronto Raptors 111 I want to puke. I just want to hurl and get this sick nauseating feeling out of my stomach. A home loss to the Pacers missing Jermaine O’Neal, Jamal Tinsley and Danny Granger to end the “easy” month of February at 7-5. Why are we surprised? We really shouldn’t… Read more »
First, I want to say thank you to everyone who offered their condolences yesterday. Now that I’ve calmed down and realized it could have been much worse – my PS3 (48 hrs old!), the Dinette’s jewelry and laptop, TV’s – I’m ready to buy a new laptop (insurance deductible is too high to claim) and move on…. Read more »
DiNote: I just got home from work to see my house broken into and my laptop stolen. Fucking furious. I had plans to finish this post, but obviously I’m not in much of a mood. I’ll put it out because otherwise it’s garbage, but it’s rough and raw. Read it or don’t – I don’t… Read more »
Minnsesota Timberwolves 85, Toronto Raptors 107 A nice evening for the Raptors, not too much effort expended in an easy win over the Timberwolves which takes us to 8 games over .500. February’s almost over, a home win against Indiana will put us at 33-24 and we’ll end up going 8-4 for the month instead… Read more »
Let it be known when I got into the office, I actually considered trading my tickets for tonight’s game for dry socks. The Miami Heat might be the ‘worst’ team in the league, but if you ask me, Minnesota remains the worst team to play for. At least in Miami you’ve got sun, sand, and palm trees; in… Read more »
“We make a great job.” – Carlos Delfino Yes, you certainly did make a great job Carlos, though without you and TJ we’d be counting this an L. Instead, this too-close-for-comfort game pushed us to 7 games over .500 for the first time this season. I guess this should be celebrated. While I… Read more »
Toronto Raptors 102, Indiana Pacers 98 Sometimes a win can overshadow many things that went wrong in a game and such was the case last night. This was a little too close to being a L for one’s liking. The Pacers sans Jermain O’Neal and Jamal Tinsley frustrated the Raptors by putting up a fight… Read more »
You’ll understand in a minute. Just like we thought, a blowout win. An “answer” to Friday’s game that frankly should have counted as two losses. If it’s okay with you, I’m gonna keep my brow furrowed until we know the outcome of tomorrow’s game in Indiana. They’re a team playing without two of their “stars”… Read more »
New York Knicks 92, Toronto Raptors 115 There’s a damn good reason why the Knicks are 17-39. They play selfish basketball, don’t communicate on defense, are horribly coached and are in general just a bad dysfunctional team. Despite all that, they managed to split a home and home against us. Just like one didn’t feel… Read more »
Dear Jamario Moon, You’re a 27 year old rookie in the NBA. After last night, it is crystal clear why. Here’s a bit of free advice: If you want to stay in the NBA, take it to the rack. Let me say it again: TAKE. IT. TO. THE. RACK. Not once, not twice, but maybe… Read more »
Toronto Raptors 99, New York Knicks 103 So much for that Orlando win, before we dissect this performance it’s time to remind everybody that the Raptors are 4-4 in the easy month of February, a month where they were supposed to go 9-3. Let’s get the stats out of the way: We got out-rebounded 45-36… Read more »
Sniffles and sore throats reign supreme here in Dinoville. If you value your health, you’ll quickly switch websites. Go buy a gund or something. But if you read on and get sick…I don’t wanna hear about it. I wrote a post following Wednesday’s Boshtastic, Joseriffic win against Orlando, but the trade deadline and flu/ebola hybrid… 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.