The “told you it wasn’t the coach” edition. Adams – HE GOT FOULED!!!! THEN HE HIT BOTH FREE THROWS!! What an amazing steal by Colangelo!! We now know why the Nets were so pissed at losing him. He is automatic from the line!! I heart you Bryan!! Bargnani – you know what he is starting… Read more »
Click HERE for Live Chat 4-3 CLE 10:34 1st: Raptors start off with a couple of turnovers and LBJ finishing on the break. LBJ reaches some sort of milestone. Bargnani’s looking to get involved, got a wide open three off of a nice play but then missed a very quick jumper (badly). Game is stopped… Read more »
Grab the Opening-Tip. The third game into Triano’s tenure as the interim head coach of the Raptors, and it’s a doozy. The Raptors come off a disaster mini west-coast swing, and they get to walk into the house of King, down with him they aren’t. What a mess this franchise is in huh? The head-coach… 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.