Live Stream :: Another Stream Follow Raptors Republic on Twitter Twitter Updates 107-97 is the Final. Can’t let SA walk into the lane anytime they want, we’re not good enough to recover from that for 48 minutes. 3 minutes ago Down 10 Bosh launches his usual three with about a minute plus left. A shot… Read more »
Play of the Game Raptors 83, Thunder 91 Nobody should be surprised. The 2-24 Thunder might be the NBA’s worst team but they have more than enough talent, athleticism and heart to beat the Raptors. The only reason I was leaning towards the Raptors eking this out was the pre-game injury report on Chris Wilcox… 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.