NJ Nets 85, Toronto Raptors 113 The Raptors showed some promise tonight in blowing out the Nets to cancel out the loss from last week. An element of revenge was in the air too as it officially knocked the Nets out of the playoff picture. More importantly the win combined with Indiana’s triumph over Philadelphia… Read more »
We can fill an encyclopedia with the problems of this team but Bryan Colangelo is correct in pointing out that that that kind of talk is best left for the summer. We got some meaningful basketball games coming up and the media, players and fans should be focused on that instead of pure speculation. Of… 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.