Calderon overplayed Rondo all afternoon and got burned. Celtics 118, Raptors 103 Silly me, I was thinking that with the crowd ready to explode behind them the Raptors would come out with energy, passion and a killer-instinct against the Champs. I figured they’d be looking to erase NJ from their memory and do whatever it… Read more »
The “what, you expect us to play D as well??” edition. Adams – well, well……look who saw the floor. And, hey, look who is sporting the TMAC Shoulder Pad 4000. How nice. Guess he must have damaged it turning the handle on his door at home when he ordered Domino’s. Bargnani – continues to be… Read more »
Just do it. Just get it done. We need this win to restore our confidence and set the ship sailing in the right direction. New Jersey was bad, real bad, last place in the division bad, lowest point of the season bad, but the good thing is that if we turn around and get a… 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.