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 »
Return of The King Raptors 127, Nets 129 (OT) OK, let me try to get through this as best as I can because I honestly feel sick. As I sat there at Philthy McNasty’s watching the fourth quarter of this game I couldn’t help but think, damn, Devin Harris is good. He can do anything… Read more »
The “isn’t this booing getting old” edition. Adams – booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo. “Let’s Go Raptors! Hey Bryan…Nice Pickup!!” Bargnani – fantastic game doing a great job of exploiting mismatches. A few hiccups on the defensive end, but they were offset by sweet looks and a great effort. Horrible brainfart on the inbounds play in the fourth, though…. Read more »
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The “well at least we didn’t sustain any injuries” edition. Adams – I hope to God they add one of his game-worn jerseys to the Raptors online charity auction this year. At least the winner knows they will be getting something that is like-new. Bargnani – not often this can be said about Bargs: he… Read more »
Jose Calderon…Que Pasa? Raptors 101, Heat 95 Shouldn’t have been that close. We said that four times last season, and twice so far this year. What does it say about the Raptors when the Heat overcame a 17 point deficit, take the lead, and came within a couple plays/shats to win the game? It say’s… Read more »
Raps win! Roll Call will come early morning and Raps Fan will bring the post-game post around the same time. Quick thoughts: Who knew AP could be clutch? Bargnani with a strong game, got involved early unlike the Magic game. Another huge double-double from Bosh/JO – 5th straight. JO haters, what do you have to… Read more »
Will Solomon trying some crazy shit that’s never going to work Raptors 90, Magic 103 For most of the game my emotions ranged somewhere between “hating Will Solomon” to “despising Will Solomon”. Towards the end they went from “feeling sorry for Bosh” to “thank heavens we extended that 3-point streak” and finally ended with the… Read more »
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 »
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.