The “well, it is the season of giving” edition. Adams – signed by Colangelo. Value = nothing. Bargnani – drafted #1 overall by Colangelo. Best move: running fingers through his own hair and facially replicating what Bambi’s mother looked like when faced with the double barrel shot gun. His 16 points tonight took a lot… Read more »
Sorry for the late post, but I just found a stream for tonight’s game: CLICK HERE FOR STREAM ANOTHER STREAM The guy running the feed is kind of whacked (keeps interrupting with gay musical interludes) but I’ll keep looking for a better one. Free Ukic
I spoke with Tim Chisholm of TSN.ca about a variety of topics including Chris Bosh’s franchise player status, Jose Calderon’s strengths and weaknesses, Bryan Colangelo playing the scapegoat card, possible trade scenarios, Andrea Bargnani’s VL status and much more. The upcoming roadtrip, season expectations and playoff positioning is also up for discussion. You can read… Read more »
Download the Opening Tip to find out the winner of the “Black guy with white name award”. It’s back to the road again starting tonight with stops in Oklahoma City, San Antonio, Clipperland, Sacramento, Portland and finally Golden State before we come home to face the Nuggets on New Years eve rounding off 2008. The… 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.