Celtics 94, Raptors 88 Next time I hit up Dave and Buster’s, I’m bringing Ray Allen with me. He might as well have been playing Pop-A-Shot in the first quarter the way he was dropping those daggers. Money. Of course, when you’re that good and you have Kapono trailing behind you like an eager little… Read more »
The “who snuck the can of Raid into the ACC” edition Bargnani – he has had a great shooting touch the last few games. So, what do you do? Not pass him the ball, of course. Early foul trouble took him out of his much-needed rhythm. Like the rest of the team, he turned it… Read more »
Get the Opening Tip, make a thousand copies of it and distribute it at the game. We’d appreciate it. Orlando was great, Milwaukee was terrible and Washington and Memphis were routine, today and tomorrow is what people will remember. I’m thirsty for some C**tics blood and I pray the Raptors are too. The results 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.