Adams – get a sleeve for the other arm. Bargnani – start shooting left handed. Bosh – get the hell out. Calderon – pass out Red Bull’s at half-time. Colangelo – hire Messina. Gheradini – get monogrammed cuff-links. Graham – tie my shoelaces with a double knot. Humphries – tea bag Voshkul. Jawai – start… Read more »
And this kids is how you DON’T play perimeter defense. Nuggets 114, Raptors 107 That Bosh brick clanged so loudly that it was mistaken for an early New Year’s eve firecracker. More on that later but first, Golden State beat Boston, Miami beat Cleveland, Indiana beat the Lakers, could the Raptors beat the Nuggets? No…. Read more »
The “pop the corks” edition. Adams – he’s like that chick you see through beer goggles at the end of a new years eve party……Colangelo thought he looked great, got him home, then realized he was about as satisfying as the Zone diet. Bargnani – hotter than Mariah Carey, he was on fire like chili… 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.