The “we aren’t a team, we are a bakery” edition. Adams – this guy is the epitome of CoLiarAngelo’s reign here in Toronto. Amounts to nothing, taking up (cap) space, and is about as fun to watch as a sloth. Of course I made that last part up since he never sees the light of… Read more »
A win tonight could heal a few scars Download the Opening Tip here. Beating the Magic tonight won’t make up for last year’s playoff boot but it’ll give the team a real shot in the arm, just like a win in Boston would have . This game will serve as a very good measuring stick… 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.